Explore the most popular waterfall 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.

If you have very small children (baby wearing) - 5 years old this is a marvellous little hike. There are fun bridges to cross, waterfalls to see, little teepees made out of hundreds of branches hikers have put up, rock climbing up neat rocky boulders (my son calls it the moon and we walk like spacemen). It’s not too long or challenging and there’s a nice area to have a picnic in the summer(bring blankets to sit on)

Dec 9/17 - we started out around 1130 and the trail was not overly busy. The weather was mild and the trail was very slippery in many areas. Though many other hikers were struggling and having difficulty with the trail, we had purchased Hillsound Crampon Pros and had no traction issues, even on the icy inclines. We ventured up above the upper falls towards the ink pots but turned back as my girlfriend had a recent knee injury that was starting to flare up. It was a very enjoyable hike. Without the cleats it would have been very difficult and a good way to risk injury.... as we saw from one of the more unfortunate people who were coming back with facial lacerations and a bruised ego.

Awesome trip. Trail up the hill is well packed so microspikes best. Once you hit the upper bowl snow is pretty deep so snowshoes would be better. To go to Bourgeau lake veer left at the meadow. If there are trails heading straight towards the trees then right, they are heading to Harvey pass.

Easy hike. Great for a winter day

hiking
4 days ago

Good beginners hike or if you only have a little time in the Banff area.

Great winter hike. Make sure to look for the hieroglyphics on the left just before you get to the falls.

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

Did it on saturday and it was a bit icy and snowy but the view at the top was great !

walking
10 days ago

Not as great as I expected, pictures online make it look like there is more falls and a bigger area but there wasn’t much. Nothing too exciting but still nice.

Nice walk, not really a hike. Wouldn’t recommend in the winter, it was super icy; If so you definitely cleats. It Was busy even in December.

hiking
12 days ago