Best historic site trails in Canada

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Explore the most popular historic site trails in Canada with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of historic site trails in Canada
Top trails (303)
#1 - Grotto Canyon Trail
Bow Valley Provincial Park
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 1 h 46 m
This is a great hike with incredible views throughout. It's a good challenge for kids and can be busy on weekends. During the winter you may need snowshoes or crampons since the trail can get icy and slippery. About halfway through, there is a waterfall followed by an Inukshuk Garden and a cave!Show more
#2 - Whistler Trainwreck Trail
Whistler, British Columbia
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 18 m
The site of a derailed train in the 1950s, old boxcars remain scattered along the trail. Now covered in graffiti, they have become a popular hiking and trail running destination. The trail also offers spectacular views of the Cheakamus River. A newly erected suspension bridge connects to the Sea to Sky trail on the other side of the Cheakamus River. Please avoid hiking on the train tracks, as this is an active railway. For a shorter route to the wreck, from the official trainwreck parking lot: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/british-columbia/whistler-train-wreck-via-sea-to-sky-and-train-wreck-trailsShow more
#3 - Carbide Willson Ruins and Meech Lake Falls
Parc de la Gatineau
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 28 m
Note: As of July 06, 2020, users have reported that the foot bridge at ruins is closed for repair but with low water you can cross over rocks above or below falls. Do NOT try to walk/hike this trail in the winter. The trail is for Cross Country Skiing only in the winter and tickets are given. Show more
#4 - Goat Island Scenic Walk
Niagara Falls State Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 56 m
Goat Island features several family-friendly and accessible paved trails around the island, as well as bridge access to sites such as Luna Island where you can see the American Falls and Bridal Falls close up. On the other side of the Island, Terrapin Point and Horseshoe Falls also have great views. The Rainbow Bridge can be used to cross over into Canada and see the Falls from a different angle. There is a $5 fee to park. In the winter, weather at Niagara Falls transforms the Park into an icy wonderland. Many Park attractions close for the season, but visitors can always see awe-inspiring Niagara Falls flow to the river below as it freezes and a thick layer of ice covers every surface. During winter, some of the trails closer to the water get icy and are closed. Accessibility: These trails are paved and typically at least three feet wide. There are a few steep sections where the grade is between 8% and 12% (such as on the trail to Three Sisters Islands and when rounding the corner at Terrapin Point) but the estimated average trail grade is 6%. Wheelchair/mobility equipment and stroller users may need assistance in the steep sections or need to avoid them. Parking, bathrooms, and picnic tables at Goat Point are newly ADA-compliant.Show more
#5 - Hoodoos from Bow Falls Trail
Banff National Park
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 2 h 30 m
This trail offers some breathtaking views of the Bow Valley and the Hoodoos, an spectacular sandstone creations by nature. A beautiful walk along the pine forest. Show more
#6 - Heart Creek Bunker
Bow Valley Provincial Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 29 m
This hike is almost entirely along the Trans Canada Trail. This trail leads to an abandoned cold war bunker. The trail to get there is difficult to follow. The beginning is not marked, and there are a few different places along the route that split into multiple places. The beginning of the trail is across the parking lot from the main trail. It is recommended to bring a flashlight.Show more
#7 - Great Glacier Trail
Glacier National Park
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 53 m
Please note that hikers have reported encounters with a Grizzly bear and cubs.Show more
#8 - Montagne Noire via Mésangeai
Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm, Quebec
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 4 h 15 m
What a great, feature-rich trail this is! A lake vista, fire tower, and refuge cabin ("Le Mésangeai"), each with spectacular views, plus two other lakes, trail-type variations, and of course the sad crash site and memorial. Very aggressive biting flies and mosquitos at times, e.g. near lakes, bring bug spray.Show more
#9 - Turtle Mountain Trail
Crowsnest Pass, Alberta
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 3 h 47 m
#10 - Whistler Train Wreck via Sea to Sky and Train Wreck Trails
Whistler, British Columbia
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 40 m
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