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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.

2 days ago

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.

Really enjoyed this hike a couple of years ago, nice hike, good day out.

Great Boardwalk hike for the kids even in winter. Warm hot springs run off has lots of small fish

Lake Agnes is beautiful especially on a sunny day. Make sure to go to the little beehive on the way back down.

Great trail to spend the day enjoying and well worth taking the detour to the little beehive before looping back down to the lake.

Great short trail, beautiful lake surrounding by mountains. Perfect for lunch.
Don't forget to go a little further to see the elephant rocks.

Beautiful. Not too strenuous. Keep watch for bears.

Snowy and icy today... A wonderful hike nonetheless.

17 days ago

Gorgeous setting to hike... a bit of snow made it even better. Shared a bottle of Pinot at the end of the trail on a board walk that overlooks the stream feeding the lake with my wife of 20 years. Amazing!

17 days ago

Snowy and icy today... gorgeous hike that showcased Lake Louise and it's amazing color! Bear tans Wolf tracks....

18 days ago

Nice easy hike that's good for all ages. Lots of rocks so just make sure you wear good shoes!

20 days ago

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.