banff national park Trails

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Trans Canada Highway: Golden to Lake Louise :: Golden, BC

This 82-kilometer (49-mile) drive, starting where the Revelstoke to Golden drive (Drive 17) leaves off, is a spectacular mountain drive through BC’s gateway to the famous Canadian Rocky Mountain national parks. From the recreation-oriented town of Go

Kootenay Parkway: Bow Valley to Radium Hot Springs :: Radium Hot Springs, BC

The Kootenay Parkway is a 100-kilometer (60-mile) drive through Kootenay National Park, one of BC’s two Rocky Mountain national parks. Although lesser known than Banff National Park to the east, Kootenay is every bit as beautiful. Along the way, High

Plain-of-Six-Glaciers :: Banff, AB

An easy day hike with a moderate climb just before the turn around point. Hike location starts from the Chateau at Lake Louise in Banff National Park. Six active glaciers are observable from a safe distance. The trail to the Plain-of-Six-Glaciers is

Hector Lake :: Banff, AB

A short day hike - with a major river ford - to the shores of a large, glacier-fed lake in the Bow Valley, just west of the Icefields Parkway, about 11 miles (18 km) north of the junction with the Trans-Canada Highway in Banff National Park. Highl

Twin Lakes :: Banff, AB

A moderate one- or two-night backpacking trip to a pair of high lakes nestled in nearly identical settings against the eastern face of Storm Mountain, located just southwest of Castle Junction on the western border of Banff National Park. Most veter

Paget Peak :: Golden, BC

A short, steep climb to the lookout on Paget Peak. This trail, while steep, is certainly worth the climb, particularly early in the season when other high-elevation hikes are still beneath 1.5 meters of snow. Once you reach Paget Lookout, you’ll ga

Honeymoon Pass :: Radium Hot Springs, BC

An uphill hike to Honeymoon Pass with views of Hawk Ridge and the Ball Range before you descend through the valley to the Verdant Creek backcountry campground. you’re looking for solitude, you’ll find it on this trail. It’s a steep, 730-meter climb u

Consolation Lakes :: Banff, AB

An easy, half-day stroll through a subalpine forest to a pair of sparkling lakes below the walls of Bident Mountain. Hike is located south of Lake Louise in Banff National Park, with views of Bident Mountain, Mount Quadra, and Mount Temple; Babel Cre

Wenkchemna Pass :: Banff, AB

A moderate day hike into a remote glacial valley, located southwest of Lake Louise in Banff National Park. Special attractions include Moraine and Eiffel Lakes and Valley of the Ten Peaks, an array of impressive, glacier-clad mountains. Wenkchemna P

Wilcox Pass :: Jasper, AB

This is an easy day hike to a broad alpine pass with stunning views of the Columbia Icefield. The hike is located above the Columbia Icefield Visitor Center near the border between Banff and Jasper National Parks. The trail is not on the Continental