Explore the most popular scenic driving 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.

3 months ago

A cool forest setting; we cut through and walked along the vermillion lakes.

walking
4 months ago

Good biking trail, mainly forest and streams. Saw Elk and Woodpeckers.

hiking
4 months ago

This was my first time going to Elk Island, I really enjoyed this trail! It is long but with very little elevation. The weather was very hot that day so I started the hike around 8 am, in hopes that the cooler morning temperature would have some of the Bison/wildlife on the move. Turns out that was the right way to go, just driving to the trail head there were a lot of bison walking along the fence that borders the highway, I stopped and got some great pictures there. Later on the trail I came face to face with some more bison! The bogs/marsh areas were mostly dry so it was easy to get around them, and the bugs were also at a minimum. It was a great day!

hiking
5 months ago

Nice hike, long but not too challenging. We saw a few wild buffalo and deer which was super exciting!

Some of the most stunning scenery in the whole world!

walking
5 months ago

Stunning walk!

on Fenland Trail

walking
6 months ago

Bring bug spray!

hiking
7 months ago

A short 2.1km well travelled dirt path accessible by foot through Banff. It was a nice little stroll with lots of birds, wildlife and water to look at. Fairly quiet with only a few parts that run along the highway. Would be great for kids or anyone who needs flat footing!

Pros:
- Long hike with minimal elevation, so it focuses more on endurance vs. strength
- Some beautiful scenery, lots of trees, alberta rose bushes, wild strawberries, and raspberries.


Cons:
- LOTS of bogs and marsh land. Most of them do have trails other hikers have used to get around, but you really won't be able to avoid getting your feet damp.
- There are quite a few mosquitoes, but they back off with the lovely scent of DEET

hiking
7 months ago

Not a great one when it's still damp out. About 1km in, we ran into a puddle we couldn't get around without wading through. Considering how thick the mosquitos were, we decided to turn back & try another trail.

It was a short but very relaxing walk.

hiking
9 months ago

It was relaxing and lots of wild life... I'd defiantly go again! Really easy first one for the year!

Friday, September 02, 2016

A beautiful drive with so many places to stop and see along the way!!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

We drove this "trail" but we shared the road with several bikers, runners, and walkers. It's a nice, scenic drive perfect for an afternoon after a strenuous day of hiking.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Short, peaceful in the mornings

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Easy walk, nice scenery.

Wow! Gorgeous!!

walking
Sunday, July 10, 2016

Nice trail through trees and by creek. Zero elevation so good for all. Points of interest are on a brochure available in English and French, but no English ones left, we used Google Translator and good to go. Bring bug spray!.

mountain biking
Friday, May 13, 2016

Nice easy walk/bike trail close to Banff Ave. It's good to add to other routes such as vermillion lake or around town as it is short. Flat and can be muddy, the odd narrow bit through trees and watch out for people walking.

scenic driving
Thursday, March 03, 2016

Alberta’s Icefields Parkway (Highway 93 North) is a world-class not to miss experience and one of Canada's national treasures. We traveled from Banff National Park through the heart of this Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site, passing crystal blue turquoise mountain lakes, glaciers, waterfalls, and broad sweeping valleys. The parkway links Lake Louise with Jasper and you should expect to spend a minimum of three hours each way. One of the most beautiful journeys on the planet, this double-lane highway follows along the Continental Divide between towering rocky mountain peaks, and you might see big horn sheep, deer, black bears, and coyotes along the route. We saw a black bear run across the road in front of us. We also stopped at jaw-dropping Peyto Lake, where a short walk takes you to breath-taking views. At the Columbia Icefields just inside Jasper National Park is the Athabasca Glacier, where we walked on the glacier upwind against a driving, freezing sleet. You can also take a tour using a big snow cat further up onto the glacier and can purchase tickets at the visitor center. The Parkway is something you just can’t pass up if you visit Banff and the road is open. Enjoy!

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