Bow Glacier Falls in Banff National Park

On July 16, 2022, I hiked in a trio up to Bow Glacier Falls from Bow Lake. This hike is approximately 9 km with 298 metres of elevation and took us a leisurely 4 hours. I would rate the hike as an easy moderate hike due to the length and the one steep section. This …

What to do for a Day in Banff (in and around the townsite)

While I had a friend visiting Canada for the first time, I thought it was mandatory to take her to Banff, seeing as it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Canada. But what is there to do besides just walking around the townsite? We started the day with a hike. After making …

5 Easy Hikes in Alberta that You Need to Try

Whether you are thinking about getting into hiking this summer, you’re visiting the Canadian Rockies for the first time, or you are trying to bring friends or family along for their first hikes, here are a few recommendations

Eiffel Lake Hike from Moraine Lake in Banff National Park

Eiffel Lake is a great hike if you are looking for something to do around Moraine Lake at the moderate level. It has elevation, great views, and lake destinations, with just enough distance to feel like it was “a real hike”. The hike is 12.2 km total with 609 meters of elevation. Moraine Lake at …

Four Days in the Skoki Valley, Banff National Park

-By Guest Author Kira Feighan Hidden in the backcountry behind the Lake Louise Ski Resort is the Skoki valley, situated in the high alpine with a network of four backcountry campsites connected to the Skoki Lodge. Skoki valley is a perfect introduction to multi-day backcountry camping, with relatively moderate elevation gains and many options for …

A Wintery Tunnel Mountain in Banff National Park

Tunnel Mountain is a popular trail just out of the Banff Townsite that provides a unique balance of summiting a mountain, but remaining an accessible level for most hikers. Better yet, it is open in the winter! A 4.5 km hike, with 267 meters of elevation, this trail takes approximately 2 hours out-and-back. We found …

A Winter Walk through Johnston’s Canyon

Johnston’s Canyon is a family friendly, accessible hike about 20-25 minutes down the Bow Valley Parkway. It is a 5.1 km out-and-back hike to the Upper Falls, or you can continue on an extra 3 km to the Ink Pots (an extra 6 km total) if you want to hike a little more and escape …

The Big Beehive Hike over Lake Louise

Lake Louise is a popular destination for international tourists and Albertans alike, but many visitors do not stray from the shoreline. If you are looking to visit the lake, and make your visit more worthwhile, there are plenty of hikes in the area to explore. This is also a popular area for outdoor climbing and …