Alberta Trails

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The turquoise hues of Lake Louise and its neighbouring Lake Moraine attract visitors from near and far. The surrounding wilderness is ripe for exploring. The area is home to a phenomenal network of trails that offer a serene natural ambience, an...
The Canadian Rocky Mountains are home to some of the most picture-perfect attractions on the planet. With soaring mountains, blue-green lakes, lush forests, towering waterfalls and unique wildlife, the Rocky Mountains are truly breathtaking and one of the best ways...
Red Deer: a prairie town with a river, coulees and within driving distance of awe-inspiring mountains. There’s no shortage of incredible places to visit within driving (sometimes even walking) distance of the city, so make the most of each season...
There’s no need to go far to find a place to hike in and near this northern city. In fact, there are a wealth of trails winding through the heart of the town itself! Many of the trails listed below...
Located in Alberta, Medicine Hat is approximately 169 kilometres east of Lethbridge and 295 kilometres southeast of Calgary. Locals are treated to over 115 kilometres of hiking and biking trails, plus scenic options for canoe and kayak trips on the...
With the mountains only an hour-and-a-half drive away from this prairie city, Lethbridge and the surrounding area has a lot of hiking potential. Whether you decide to stay close to the city or take a drive in the direction of...
If you haven't stood among the majestic peaks of Alberta's Rocky Mountains, you need to start planning a visit. There are countless places to roam and what seems like an endless tangle of trails that thread hikers through wildflower-filled valleys,
Taking some time to prepare will increase your confidence in the outdoors and reduce the burden on our precious search and rescue resources. Make sure you are prepared to navigate even on the easiest trails. It's an important lesson to...
My hometown might be synonymous with “big flat land,” but that doesn’t mean you can’t hike in the prairies! In remote northern Alberta, we’re used to travelling long distances, so it’s not uncommon to drive three to four hours roundtrip...
By Brooke Porter Scrambling is one of the most exhilarating ways to explore Alberta’s southern ranges—but it’s certainly not for the faint of heart. These long, oftentimes perilous trips offer both physical and mental challenges that will have you...
While mourning her late husband, Sarah Hornby craved an opportunity to connect with him through his biggest passion. Her goal was simple: she would attempt all 10 routes he created while researching his bikepacking in the Canadian Rockies guidebook in...
Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, near Canmore, Alberta, is often overshadowed by other parks in the Canadian Rockies—but it shouldn’t be overlooked. Hiking trails wind through mature forests, traverse alpine meadows and lead along narrow and steep mountain ridges. Not only...
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