Hiking Guides

If you love the great outdoors, check out these amazing spots!

Hiking in Canada Guides

I love exploring the mountains, especially the beautiful Canadian Rocky Mountains. There is not a more spectacular spot to be, than on top of a rugged mountain peak, staring out over a vast expanse of wilderness and turquoise lakes. I thought a great way to inspire you to get outdoors in the Canadian wilderness, would be to post a series on my favourite hikes, filled with stunning mountain photography. Hiking is one of my favourite activities, having spent most of my life living and hiking in Alberta and British Columbia. Make sure to take a look at this hiking map, to help plan your weekend out in the mountains. Happy hiking!

Why not combine a mountain adventure with a weekend trip to a Canadian destination via my Weekend Series? It covers weekend itineraries for various spots around Canada. 

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Hike: Crypt Lake

Crypt Lake is a popular full day hike from Waterton Lakes and rumoured to be one of the best hikes in Canada. You have to take a boat across Waterton Lake to the trailhead which runs very close to the …

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Hike: Ptarmigan Cirque Trail

Ptarmigan Cirque Trail is an easy hike that takes you high into the mountains quickly. It is located in the Highwood Pass area of Kananaskis, the highest paved road in Canada which is only open from mid-June to mid-September each …

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Iceline Trail Hike
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Hike: Iceline Trail

The Iceline Trail is a spectacular and challenging hike in Yoho National Park, that takes you high up into the ice line. The hike starts from the spectacular Takakkaw Falls, then steadily climbs to the top of a range overlooking …

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Sunshine Meadows
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Hike: Sunshine Meadows (Rock Isle, Grizzly & Larix Lake)

This hike starts from the base area of Sunshine Ski Resort and travels through one of the most stunning areas in the Rocky Mountains. The ski resort acts as the trailhead for numerous hikes, but this post focuses on linking …

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Mount Indefatigable
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Hike: Mount Indefatigable

Starting from beautiful Upper Kananaskis Lake, this hike is a gruelling upward slog, but incredibly rewarding, every single time you look back. The panoramic views over Upper and Lower Kananaskis Lakes get better every time you stop to catch your …

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Larch Valley & Sentinal Pass
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Hike: Larch Valley & Sentinal Pass

This is one of the most phenomenal hikes in the Lake Louise area, Larch Valley to Sentinal Pass is one of my personal favourites. The hike starts at Moraine Lake and steadily climbs into a beautiful valley, surrounded by snow-capped …

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Picklejar Lakes
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Hike: Picklejar Lakes

This is a nice, varied hike just off highway 40 that works well for intermediate hikers wanting a shorter jaunt in the mountains. This isn’t long or technical hike, but there is one short, gruelling uphill pitch that will require …

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Barrier Lake Lookout
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Hike: Barrier Lake Lookout

Barrier Lake Lookout is a diverse, well-rounded hike very close to Calgary. The trail starts from Barrier Dam day use area, which is one of the first turn offs on Highway 40, making this one of the best close-to-Calgary hikes. …

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Consolation Lakes
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Hike: Consolation Lakes

Consolation Lakes is a short but beautiful hike in one of my favourite areas of the Rockies. If you want a great rainy day hike or just a short jaunt in the mountains with high impact for little effort, this …

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Galatea Lakes
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Hike: Lilian & Galatea Lakes

Lilian and Galatea Lakes Trail is one of the most spectacular hikes in Kananaskis Country, that I have done in recent years. This is a strong intermediate hike that follows a bubbling creek through varied forest path and over an …

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