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Alberta Trails

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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...
Location: Banff National ParkPark here: Johnston Canyon parking lotPublic Transport: Roam Transit Service provides access from Banff to Johnston Canyon, departing daily from the Banff High School Transit Hub from May to October. Reserve here. Hike Distance: 11.7 kmElevation Gain/Loss: 608...
Location: County of Grande Prairie No. 1Park here: Evergreen Ridge Recreation AreaPublic Transport: N/A Hike Distance: 9.5 km roundtrip Elevation Gain/Loss: Approx. 160 mHike Duration: 2 - 3 hoursDifficulty: ModerateWhat makes it moderate? Undulating hills on a partially sandy, long...
Squeak. Squeak. Squeak. Our boots crunch across the cold, crisp snow. It's a star-filled winter night in Banff, Alberta. Although the sun has set, there are still plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventures. Banff comes alive at night—and not just...
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...
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