Explore the most popular snowshoeing 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.

21 hours ago

Beautiful hike. Super easy but an awesome day out. Not much snow. Plenty of scenery, and a great to see the larches in full bloom, by the lake. Almost made it to the saddle but had to turn around due to incoming weather.

22 hours ago

Great hike. Easy to do, fun to explore. Great pay off. I definitely suggest continuing past the first falls. You can go in behind the upper falls and it has spectacular views. Not sure if there is a direct path but we wound up doing some unintentional rock climbing to get up there. Well worth it.

1 day ago

Busy and tight some places but after upper falls to Ink Pots it clears out.

Beautiful hike with amazing views at the end! Difficult to route find unless you have the app - found it very helpful to keep comparing where we were with the trail we were on/direction we were heading. The last 1-2km was a serious grind - calves were KILLING. The top is SERIOUSLY windy and cold - anticipate for some harsh cold winds and bring a toque/gloves.

Beautiful hike even in the pouring rain!

I really loved this walk. We are fairly novice hikers and this was pretty much a perfect match for us. Just beautiful views and the smell of the forest is the best! Was a little nervous about walking into a grizzly but didn't see any signs of wildlife. No footprints or scat on the trail. We will definitely be back.

Very easy walk. Quite short. Pretty falls at the end.

Very nice hike and the view at the "summit" is just amazing !
When the sky is clear you can see mountains and mountains

Great hike to upper falls. Overcast and misting rain. Here at 8:30 and alone most of the way up. Heavier traffic on return.

A nice walk on a paved path through a lovely canyon. Don’t go looking for a hike, but the scenery is nice. It was a rainy day and still there were many people on the trail, don’t want to imagine it on a sunny day. The trail to ink pots is much better - packed dirt path and less people. These are definitely worth the walk, beautiful mountain backdrop and the ink pots are beautiful.

Awesome hike, I really enjoyed seeing the 7 or so various mushroom types growing in the mossy dank initial ascent of the hike. My girlfriend, pups & I really enjoyed the hike, beautiful panoramic views of a large portion the Banff N.P.

Aaron B.

Steep but very manageable hike. You can do this hike easily in an afternoon. There are great views along the way and the lake at the end is beautiful. We did this hike in late September and didn’t see another soul, but did follow some cougar tracks for about half the hike, so make sure you bring your bear spray just in case.

Good fun. Hard 3hours but great views of maligne lake.

We arrive around 1pm today, Lot 1 was full, but lot 2 had space. The hike was nice, a little crowded, but not bad. My only disappointment was that I couldn't get down to the "cave" to take photos of the giant rock from below. The area was closed due to nesting of the Black Swift. Hopefully next time.

Amazing! Day hike

easy walk with stunning views of the lake great trip to the mountains on pur anniversary trip

Great hike with awesome views

One of my favourite views so far, easy hike until you get to the end. Bring poles, otherwise getting down ya a struggle!

6 days ago

Rather boring thru unimpressive Johnston Canyon and the lower/upper falls. Paved path good for families and seniors. Lots of people dropped off by buses. We continued onto the Ink Pots via a rather steep hike (dirt trail); the crowds thin out. The Ink Pots are very interesting and worth the hike.

7 days ago

Super awesome view for a fairly easy hike. Some steep areas but worth it. Definitely going to do this hike next time I’m in town! Lots of horse poop so keep a look out!

Very easy paved path with railing for the majority of the route. Beautiful waterfall/river/canyon views but extremely crowded. 10-15 minute lines at each viewpoint so we turned back after the second waterfall before going further to the ink pots.

7 days ago

Easy walk, minimal to no elevation, no equipment required.

Loved this trail! The waterfall Is beautiful and the ink pots are a beautiful hue if turquoise and and a nice place for a picnic.

The crowd is worth dealing with to see the many beautiful falls on this lovely trail. Hope to go again and be able to go all the way to the ink pots

9 days ago

We hiked this trail in the snow and although we couldn’t see much from the top due to clouds and snow coming down, it was a beautiful hike through the trees. It’s always nice to be the first footprints into freshly fallen snow and the quiet since we were the only ones on the trail was refreshing. We did not do the loop since the snow was making it a little bit harder to follow the trail. It was rated moderate but I would call it an easy moderate.

10 days ago

Very easy hike- great for a family with small kids!

Nice hike, bit of incline at the beginning until you get to a nice open meadow. It took us about an hour ish to get to the lake. We did go to have a snack by the elephant rocks, there was nobody there and after that we did the loop around the lake.

It’s pet friendly, family friendly. It get very crowded. Go early

Beautiful easy hike. It could get pretty crowded so just make sure you get there early so you can actually enjoy it

Short hike, with a few larches and fireweed :) nice lakes.

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