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.

Take the guided hike on Athabasca Glacier. It is awesome. Dress warm and tread lightly. Glad they gave us crampons. My profile pic is of my wife and me on this glacier.

In winter it’s
Not very scenic

scenic driving
1 month ago

Drive from Lake Louise to the Athabaska Glacier and hiked to the toe of the Glacier. Loved it

5 months ago

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

6 months ago

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

6 months ago

16km of woods... the odd opening. I didn't see any wildlife other than birds. I found the hike very boring. It's mostly flat however, but I suggest you wear pants as parts of the trail are grown and there's lots of thorns.

6 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!

7 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!

7 months ago

Stunning walk!

on Fenland Trail

8 months ago

Bring bug spray!

9 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!

- 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.

- 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

9 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.

10 months ago

It was a short but very relaxing walk.

11 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.

Monday, August 08, 2016

Wow! Gorgeous!!

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!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Nice place if you avoid the campers. Not easy stroll. Though there are some swampy crossing with only sticks and logs as your bridge. Don't be fooled by what may look like solid ground neat the end of those logs... I was, but luckily my hikers are waterproof lol.

If you go in spring, be prepared for lots of mud.

And while in the park, we did see a few bison.

My only beef is with smokers.. We picked up so many cigarette bugs on the tail.

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Hiked this trail numerous times there are some soggy areas. Well maintained lots of wildlife to see if you are light on your feet. Give yourself 5 hours

Monday, July 27, 2015

The road passes by a series of small, calm, shallow lakes with multiple pull offs with benches that provided a perfect spot for a peaceful Sunday picnic lunch for my wife and me. We watched a pair of common loons swimming and diving while a rain shower came over the mountain peaks and made it's way up the valley toward us. We were very blessed by the time to contemplate the beautiful Rocky Mountain vistas and highly recommend this road.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Road goes by a series of small, shallow, calm, marsh like lakes with multiple pull offs with benches to sit and contemplate the beautiful mountain vistas. It was a great place for a peaceful Sunday picnic lunch for my wife and me. Great wildflower and birding spot. We watched a pair of common loons swimming and diving while a rain shower came over the peaks and moved our way up the valley. We were very blessed by the experience and highly recommend this spot.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

This has got to be one of the worst hikes I have ever done in Alberta. Not only were the mosquito hulk size the trail was flat boring and the heat of the day put a damper on all hiking party members. It took us a hour and fifteen minutes at fast pace walk/run to complete this. I would not waste the money or time to come out here, unless you have a full bug suit on (mossy spray did not keep them away).

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Keep in mind I had just spent a week in Yellowstone/Grand Teton, so I was feeling rather spoiled. That being said, this was a pretty flat and boring trail through the trees so not many views. Mosquitoes were horrible to the point where i started jogging on the trail just to avoid being eaten alive. Stumbled on a dozing Wood Bison, so that was pretty cool, but other than that, not much to write home about

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