Explore the best birding trails in Alberta with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
6 hours ago

A good outing, enjoyed climbing on the hoo doos .

on Bourgeau Lake Trail

6 hours ago

Hike it two days ago. It was a great trail up hill all the way. Hour prior to the lake we hit 15 inches of snow but persevered so glad we did. Look forward to doing it again earlier in the season,

Beautiful clear lakes, took a swim in the ice cold water

Went as far as Wall Lake, good place have lunch and enjoy the view.

Great hike, with spectacular views, took the Hell Roaring Falls trail on the way up, separated us from the boat load of people going up, and able to do this part of the trail while still full of energy.

hiking
7 hours ago

Shorter hike but definitely a good workout, great views.

I did this in winter, and wish I had brought my snow shoes. Will do it again.

Nice hike even with snow and limited visibility.

I did this hike the weekend after I did pocaterra ridge. They are in perfect view of each other. We did Elbow lake, Elbow pass, Tombstone pass then both the lower and upper Tombstone lakes. It was a long hike but the scenery was phenomenal.

camping
9 hours ago

Great fun!

hiking
9 hours ago

I have to go back to this one as it kicked my ass so hard. But even though I didn't reach the summit, easily some of the most breath taking views.

hiking
9 hours ago

Awesome! Pretty great sights, a decent amount of traffic, the larches in autumn are magnificent.

Nice easy chill hike.

Really beautiful both is summer and winter, but also very busy. The canyon is great for all ages, getting to the inkpots is a bit tougher but they are really interesting.

hiking
10 hours ago

Very steep with few flat spots going up. Mostly going up rock. One spot where you climb about 10’ (give or take) straight up a rock ledge. Somewhat difficult, but I wouldn’t say it was dangerous. Used my hands in a fair amount of places. Was also very thankful I had poles.

The ridge walk was a nice break. It was snowy and extremely windy when we went, so take layers. Once you are on the ridge the uphills to the other peaks are pretty gentle.

Going down was pretty straight forward. Lots of it is through forest. When you get to the bottom, you follow a flat trail parallel to the highway for about 2km back to the main trailhead.

We clocked 13.4km back to the trailhead. It took us 5 hours 10 minutes. Definitely will want to go counterclockwise, as coming down going clockwise would be somewhat sketchy!

Really cool hike. There is a small scramble but easy enough to pass. The sights are amazing all the way up. Chains

It was windy and snowy on top; the views were amazing once it cleared up a bit; a lot of fallen trees on the trail.