Explore the most popular National Parks in British Columbia with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
5 days ago

Beautiful hike! Hiked this when moderately out of shape and was quite tough but well worth the view. Recommended you hike clockwise as the last 2 hours are intense with brutal switchbacks that are best done on the decent.

hiking
13 days ago

Sweet walk! Pretty cool canyon, definitely worth checking out if you’re driving by

Probably the best hike I have ever done. Do the loop all the way past the Stanley Mitchell hut. Challenging.

Super short but kids love to be around such big trees! Very pretty and well maintained stroll :)

hiking
1 month ago

Short hike but gains elevation quickly. Great views at the top on a sunny day.

hiking
1 month ago

Very pretty scenery through woods ending at mountains and a glacier. Had lunch at end and took in the views.

Used this as approach to scramble up Mount Daly in August 2017. Made for a long 14 hour day but after three years of hiking in the Bow Valley, this is probably my favourite approach hike of all time. Will likely do this again this year to bag Mount Niles

Its really hard to remember your in BC when walking through this rainforest. It takes you to a place that you envision being so far away! Easy walk and kids absolutely love it (moss on everything is a huge deal apparently :) Can't wait to go back

Loop B is still close

walking
1 month ago

Beautiful

Short, easy trial with different landscapes and interest trees.

snowshoeing
1 month ago

Neat little hike, did it with snowshoes but the trail was packed enough that you could probably easily manage without.

Beautiful hike - lots of variety and gorgeous panoramic views from the mountain top. Lots of switchbacks to make the hike manageable. Some of us used snowshoes for extra grip but was easily hiked without as well. We ranged in age from 10-75 and was enjoyed by all!

hiking
2 months ago

We attempted to try this one 2/18/18. Lots of fresh snow, had to turn around because of the trail conditions. For a beginner like me, I found it really challenging .

walking
2 months ago

A beautiful and easy hike. Can be busy though.

walking
2 months ago

Great hike and nice creeks with a bridge along the way.

Unfortunately, we didn't get to see any of the actual paint pots because of the snow. The hike was well worth it though!

backpacking
3 months ago

Beautiful short hike. Only takes 30 minutes. Lots of spots to cut of and go do other hikes to different lakes and some waterfalls.

hiking
3 months ago

One of the best day hikes in the Canadian Rockies. Over a relatively short distance you cover an amazing variety of sights - from alpine meadows, pine forests, right up to moraine fields directly beneath glaciers. The panoramic views in every direction are breathtaking. The first section from the trail head (parking is just before the Takakkaw Falls turn off) is pretty steep, but the rewards are certainly worth it - great views of the falls across the valley and the glaciers feeding it above, plus the steep climb gets you considerably high quickly, out of the tree line and from there on the views just keep getting better.

Although its listed as one way you can easily make a circuit, going back through the Yoho valley beside the river. Either turn off at the Celeste Lake junction, or really push yourself by heading to the top of the valley at the Mount Kerr turnoff before heading back. Long day but totally worth it. There are some really nice campsites for those who may want to break it up into a two day outing.

Highly recommend for a hike that is everything you imagine of the Canadian Rockies.

must see in when its in full force with the spring melt. easy walking. the drive up is more challenging then the hike lol

It was great in the winter. Only advice would be to watch little ones near the rails because there is a lot of snow build up. We went in March last year, hiked the trail and had lunch in the snow. Two people ice climbing and other than that it was complete solitude. There is an amazing aspect of the Rockies in off season!

It was muddy, but due to the cold weather some bits were frozen, so we were fine in regular boots, though I could see it getting messy if the climate was warmer.
However, Milo my French bulldog was in desperate need of a bath afterwards.

The hike took us longer than expected because we had to manoeuvre around the puddles but that was half of the fun! It was neat to see the old plane sitting there among the trees. After a cup a tea to warm us up and a few photo ops we made our way back.

Overall we had a great time doing this hike and would definitely do it again. It was a wonderful way to spend Christmas Eve!

It is a muddy hike but worth it to see that plane sitting there on the side of the mountain

Route A was good, saw some fish in the creek, but sadly route B was closed. Next time!!

walking
4 months ago

Awesome boardwalk through the rainforest. We saw salmon in the stream. Mushrooms and other fungi everywhere! There were a lot more stairs than I expected, but it's only 1.1km on the north side. Good signage, family enjoyed it.

walking
4 months ago

Boards were frosty and slick on a December afternoon, even though it was fairly warm and sunny. Very interesting place but no educational signage or pamphlets. I wouldn't recommend this as wheelchair accessible as some of the boards are broken and the boardwalk is uneven in places.

hiking
4 months ago

I did the Emerald Lake Loop the last weekend of November. It was snowing heavily, but the trail was fairly well packed from plenty of foot traffic, making it easy to walk in the snow with a good pair of boots. (However, I'm sure it will be a snowshoe or cross-country-ski-only trail quite soon with all the snow falling at Emerald Lake.) The trail was beautiful and an easy walk. Plaques along the walk had colourful descriptions about the landscape, glacier, and lake. I spent two hours doing the loop at a comfortable pace through the snow with plenty of stops for photos. And, I only saw one other group on the trail at this time of year. Though I had planned to hike up Emerald Basin, the falling snow was already too deep and making the trail hard to see and navigate; I'll have to return in the summer to enjoy that part of the hike.
I highly recommend the loop for short and easy, yet beautiful walk.

You will need to park at Radar Hill and hike 1/2 ml along the highway. No places to park on the road. Also need knee hi boots bc the mud is that deep.

A must hike if you are into fossils and also beautiful scenery. This hike starts around the Takakkaw Falls and pretty much follows the Iceline Trail until little Yoho Lake. From there you have another couple of hours until you reach the Walcott Quarry. This is a guided hike only as the area is restricted and monitored being a UNESCO world heritage site for one of the best hard & soft body parts fossil preservation of Cambrian marine animals from 540 million years ago. Our guide was a geo-physicist from the Burgess Shale Geo-Foundation ( they organise the hikes) and her wealth of knowledge was unbelieveable. It is a long hike (22km) and a long day. We had snow, sun,showers, wind etc so be prepared and extra layers of clothing + good hiking shoes are recommended.

Easy peasy but beautiful.

walking
5 months ago

Beautiful. Lots of tourists. You oh can go pretty close to the falls but you ll get soaked so waterproof what you need. Good hiking shoes as it can be slippery

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