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Alberta Trails

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For a long time, I was a fair-weather hiker, choosing to hunker down indoors for the snowy months of the year. Since moving to Calgary, the winters here feel just a bit too long and my...
Canada, known for its breathtaking landscapes, is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and hikers. Among the myriad of trails that crisscross this vast country, five stand out as the most popular, drawing adventurers from far and wide. According...
Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada, is the oldest national park in the country. But that’s not the only reason it’s on the top of so many hikers’ and travellers’ bucket lists—it’s a beautiful place to visit...
Best known for the Stampede and as a gateway to Banff, most travellers tend to treat Calgary as a transit stop; a way to access the well-trodden trails of the National Park, leading to the jagged mountain peaks, cerulean lakes...
The cross-country ski season is often fickle, so we advise you keep your skis in your car to be ready for every skiing opportunity. Here’s where you can ski in or close to Calgary when you’re on a time crunch.
Crandell Lake is an excellent hike for beginners and children. This easy hike takes you through burned forest, allowing for beautiful mountain views. The trail is wide and flat with a couple short inclines. The destination, Crandell Lake, is a...
Chester Lake is accessible year-round and is often used for snowshoeing or cross-country skiing, fishing and larch tree hunting. This trail is usually busy through most times of the year, so it is recommended to start early to get a...
Lake Louise is an iconic Canadian Rocky Mountain destination, so, understandably, it can be busy. Head off on any surrounding hiking trail, and you will notice the crowds thin considerably. You’ll want ample time to take pictures and enjoy the...
Every autumn, social feeds fill up with fall hiking photos, including Alberta’s famous golden larches. The yellow alpine trees make for stunning photographs, contrasting against grey mountain peaks. When searching for larches in Alberta, you can easily find lists of...
Location: Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta Park Here: Badlands Trail parking lot Hike Distance: 1.4 km roundtripHike Duration: 45 minutes Elevation Gain: 31 mDifficulty: Easy Trail Website: Click here Dinosaur Provincial Park is located northeast of Brooks, Alberta and is a very cool destination...
Location: Lake Louise, Banff National ParkPark here: Lake Louise Parking Lot (payment required)Public transportation: Direct from the Park and Ride, located at the Lake Louise Ski Resort, to the Lake Louise Lakeshore (reservations and payment required) Hike distance: 13 km roundtripElevation...
It’s hard to narrow down over 4,000 square kilometres of foothills and Rocky Mountain front ranges into two handfuls of hikes. Kananaskis Country is so vast, it umbrellas five provincial parks and four wildland provincial parks under one name...
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