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In the fall of 1883, three Canadian Pacific Railway construction workers stumbled across a cave containing hot springs on the eastern slopes of Alberta's Rocky Mountains. From that humble beginning was born Banff National Park, Canada's first national park and the world's third. Spanning 6,641 square kilometres (2,564 square miles) of valleys, mountains, glaciers, forests, meadows and rivers, Banff National Park is one of the world's premier destination spots.
Awesome views from the pass. Lots of mountain goats and a bear on the trail. The initial incline seemed to go on forever not well traveled only saw three other people. I would do this hike again. When the trail breaks apart stay left and go up for the best views of Banff and beyond. The only water will be after you go through the pass and start the trip down the mountain. This was a great trail and well worth the effort!
Great work out! Interesting trail with many bridge crossings, mostly forested and shaded from the sun. Steady ascend with several steep sections. Beautiful view at Lilian Lake.
Also continued hiking up to the first Galatea Lake. It was steep and rocky. We could see the lake behind the trees, the color was amazing. Due to lack of time, we didn't try hard to find a way down to the shore, but returned instead.
A long hike through a pretty forest trail that opens into a meadow of marshland and then a pretty lake surrounded by mountains. The larches had pretty much finished. The trail was quiet muddy and be prepared for the marshland just before the lake. It is quite soggy. Bring waterproof boots and an extra pair of socks.