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 Canada and US border. The hike takes you through an epic valley filled with wildflower …

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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 year (check before heading out). The hike ascends through sub-alpine spruce forest into a scenic …

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Iceline Trail Hike

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 a gorgeous mountain valley. There are a number of glaciers along the edge of the …

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Mount Indefatigable

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 breath, and even if you don’t summit, you will be thankful for the breathtaking view …

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Picklejar Lakes

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 the use of your hands. To access the hike, park at the Lantern Creek day …

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Barrier Lake Lookout

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. The Lookout itself is on McConnell Ridge and overlooks the beautiful Barrier Lake with a …

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Consolation Lakes

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 hike a great option. The hike is easy, with negligible elevation gain through a lovely …

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Galatea Lakes

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 exposed rock scree slope to three separate alpine lakes. The trail is a bit monotonous …

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