If you are looking for a really fun winter hike near Canmore, check out the McGillivray Canyon Trail. This unique Kananaskis winter hike follows the McGillivray Creek riverbed into a narrow slot canyon between Pigeon Peak and Mount McGillivray.
Jura Creek Trail is a really fun kid-friendly, winter hike near Canmore. Located just minutes east of Exshaw, the Jura Creek hike features two short, beautiful slot canyons with a scenic mountain canyon hike in-between.
The Shark Lake snowshoe trail is a very enjoyable easy Kananaskis snowshoe trail near the very popular Mt. Shark cross-country ski area. If you are looking for some solitude, the Shark Lake snowshoe isn’t well known, making it a great alternative to the Chester Lake snowshoe trail and other the other super-popular Kananaskis snowshoe trails.
The Torpor snowshoe trail is a new trail near the Kananaskis Lakes within the Peter Lougheed Provincial Park. The Torpor Loop Trail is an easy Kananaskis snowshoe trail which winds its way through four major day use areas within the Kananaskis Lakes.
The Ha Ling Peak hike is a popular day hike with Canmore and Banff locals. It a short, but very steep slog up the north-western slope of Ha Ling Mountain, a dramatic mountain nestled just minutes outside the Town of Canmore.
The Wind Ridge Trail is one of my favorite hikes in Kananaskis Country. It’s a bit of a grind to get to the top, but the views of Mt. Lougheed you get from the alpine meadow are simply incredible.
Blessed with stunning mountain scenery, the Chester Lake hike is one of the best hikes in Kananaskis. It’s certainly one of the Kananaskis hikes we have done most often in our lives. We have hiked and snowshoed the Chester Lake trail in all seasons and keep returning due to its raw natural beauty. Quite simply, we never get tired of it.