hiking

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walking

forest

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birding

wild flowers

wildlife

lake

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trail running

mountain biking

river

waterfall

dogs on leash

camping

cross country skiing

snowshoeing

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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.

hiking
6 days ago

Great option for an easy day. Most of the hike occurs on the straightaway through the forest as the trail gently rolls up and occasionally down. The forest is thick and full of eye candy. Bring a good partner for great conversations cuz you should have your breath on this hike. You'll suddenly appear out of the forest and find yourself amongst a rock yard beside the lake. Relax, grab a bite, and take pics of the shear wall of rock brilliance on the other side of the lake.

While visiting one of the most famous lakes in the world, be sure to put in some effort and visit Lake Louise's little sister, Lake Agnes. Trail is very well maintained. You can grab fantastic hot tea at the shack while overlooking Lake Agnes. The beehives are wondrous, the water is beautiful, and pretty much everything is fantastic about this classic hike.

hiking
6 days ago

Very enjoyable hike. The hike begins amongst the trees and is fairly gradual. Once you begin the straightaway into the canyon, you be greeted with meadows of mountain flowers and stunning views of Castle Mountain on your left. When you reach the lower lake, take a break. You will need it because the final ascent to the upper lake is very strenuous, but so worth it.

cross country skiing
6 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

This is a great little easy hike. I did it in February when there was ice and it was beautiful. Make sure to wear cleats and water proof shoes. Go early in the morning too to avoid traffic on the trail! It's a great trail for dogs and kids (but make sure they have cleats). Once you get to the falls (only takes about 45 minutes) make sure to keep going because there is a great trail that continues that lots of people miss. Overall it took us only 2 ish hours and we went a little further on the second trail. Highly recommend for a winter hike but make sure to bring a snack!

Good grade for running, but can be heavy traffic to the falls, clearing up considerably thereafter. Worth it to continue on to the inkpots.

9 days ago

Great variance in terrain and views. Powerful uphill, and worth it.

Very enjoyable with crampons!

Such a great hike. The two times I did it were in the early spring with lots of snow. Second time, we descended on crazy carpets. Such a hoot!

wear cleats.. very icy but super beautiful. we didn't have cleats and went off the path for a bit of the walk as it was icy on trail.. walking up the frozen river was fun though.

Good trail but super super icy on most parts of the trail - will go again in the summer

Great icefalls but most inkpots are covered in snow at the moment.
Definitely need yaktrax for this walk, or even up to the falls.

hiking
21 days ago

Definitely need boot cleats in the winter, great walk also to the left of the falls up to the cave. Amazing pictures of the frozen river through the canyon.

very busy.

snowshoeing
28 days ago