Explore the best camping 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
13 hours ago

A beautiful trail. A nice steep ascent 3/4 through that gets the heart rate up! A longer hike but it was rewarding. At the lakes, when we went, it was windy and cold. Felt great and throughout the entire hike there are beautiful viewpoints.

camping
2 days ago

Great Hike and camp adventure. Very steep grades on the way in but offset by awesome views as you reach the top. Lake is very nice but if you are camping as we did, get there early. There is lots of people showing up through out the day and the best spots are few.

Tried to make our way up to Turbine Canyon but made the tough choice to turn the hike back to Forks campground due to deep soft snow 3/4 of the way up. Bumped into 2 other groups who turned the hike and they said they know of at least 1 group who decided to post-hole all the way up. I would say it's still too early in the season right now to make it to the campground which is really unfortunate because the first 3/4 of the trail was bare, dry, and offered stunning views.

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
4 days ago

This hike offers a little bit of everything. First half of the hike is flat and easy, meandering through lush forest. The second half is more gruelling, traversing fairly straight up through grassy areas until you arrive at a shale switch back. Be sure to wear good shoes. You'll be treated with gorgeous views, a stunning waterfall, and a beautiful lake at the top.

love this Hike on a hot summer day!

Amazing views. One of the best hikes in Banff. It is long so make sure to bring food and water and have lots of time. Muddy in sections and snow in other areas but very manageable and safe.

Beautiful trail with a lot of wildflowers, love it!

Loved this hike! Didn't know there was a back country camping spot with an outhouse at the top! Beautiful views, good workout! Waterton is always a treat! About 4hr return moderate hike.

A friend and I and our children (5,3, and 1) only went as far as the lake. Good trek in! Will be doing again and one day make it all the way to tombstone!