Explore the most popular river 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.

LOVED the trail which wasn’t busy, was full of beautiful waterfalls, rapids, and ravines, and was a great find. Highly recommended!

lovely little hike

Way too crowded, lots of garbage left around. Actual trail is okay, I need a little more of a challenge , I guess. Nice views of the area.

Awesome hike but make sure you get the PB&J sandwich at the tea house. The homemade bread is ridiculous and you’ll need the energy.

Stunning hike
easy trail, beautiful waterfalls and lots of old growth forest
washrooms about every 2.5 km
we both loved it!!

Nice easy trail to do but lacking in signs and difficult to follow the loop and end up on the road and walk back to the car park. Nice tall trees to keep the trail cool.

Un endroit agréable à découvrir, aménagé avec des sentiers faciles, larges et nettoyés permettant de faire du jogging la plupart du temps. C’est un bel endroit pour une balade en fin de journée ou pour prendre du soleil au pied de la merveilleuse chute d’eau.

Enjoyable 3 hour walk (hike). Allow more time in the future and keep climbing up to the glacier. Alpine/sub-alpine flowers along the path; saxifrage, false hellebore, willow herb and the stunning purple/pink monkey-flower. Beautiful and relaxing views all around with the roaring water background sound.

Very pretty little trail, you can walk directly across top of falls to the other side. Neat old brick house remains.

The whole loop of the upper and lower falls in total was a relatively short hike, and not too steep with barely a switchback! the forest is beautiful and the falls are breathtaking.

The trail is beautiful, it takes 2h to get to the peak, the peak is 360 view with picnic tables, the only down side and reason i give 4 stars, you have like a small electric central at the peak but still a nice view!

Beautiful spot. Very peaceful and tranquil.

Beautiful hike! The loop has some steeper sections at the beginning but down hill at the end. The final walk is all flat through the tunnels with the amazing river rushing below.

This was a beautiful hike! Made it up to the lake in about 3 hours, views were fantastic. My friend and I saw three black bears about 1km from the trailhead on the way back.

Did this hike after being rain and hail-stormed out of Lake Louise rock climbing. Cool hike! Gorgeous glacier and lake views. Started at 6:15pm- very few people so worth it (*tea house will be closed this late*). A few short stops and pictures at the lookout, finished in 3.5 hours sans trail running. Long summer days are great! Be aware that hiking/climbing at lake Louise in the summer = lots and lots of tourists, no parking 8am-3pm. Shuttles run every 15m (no matter how long the line) from an overflow lot 7.5 miles away. We waited an hour. Return shuttles stop at 530pm. Weather is often iffy with thunderstorms popping up early afternoon in unpredictable patterns. In my opinion, the tea house, chateau, and ski resort feel more like a fancy European resort than a Canadian Rockies NP. So, for the outdoor purist, consider skipping Lake Louise and heading to nearby parks for your wilderness experience.

Great views. Make sure you stop at the Teahouse, if not for the chocolate cake, then for the experience!

hiking
1 day ago

Amazing! There’s 3 lakes, the first is a very easy 10 min walk, the second is a pretty tough hour up hill (but so worth it) from there it’s another 15 to the waterfall then about 20 to the last lake. Overall, you spend 3 to 4 hours there. You can also swim & there’s a log to walkout on the second lake. Moderate to intermediate and about 14k round trip.

very tough but awsome veiws .incredible at the summit

Great hike! Arrive early to avoid the crowds. Make sure to soak your tired feet and legs in Lake Louise. The cold water is the perfect way to recover while eating lunch looking at one of Canada’s most iconic views.

hiking
2 days ago

Great views at the top. Went up in early July and the bugs devoured me and my son in 2 minutes! Take insect repellant. A lot of uphill at the beginning, make sure you walk around at the top and take in the different views.

I did this hike in December with a friend. It was pitch dark for a few hours in the early morning. The scenery is stunning. Many streams to cross. Easy to get lost, I would not recommend doing it on your own unless you are very experienced. A headlamp really helped to spot the distant trail markers; their reflection saved us a few times! A very rewarding trek.

One of the finest hikes in North America with glacier encrusted peaks surrounding Garibaldi Lake with volcanic remnants crowned with The Black Tusk.

walking
2 days ago

Nice stop off of the side of the road if you’re looking for a quick hike. Not as spectacular as the paint pots in Banff but it was nice to see the different color clay soil.

My friends and I decided last night that we were going to do cascade tomorrow. Great trail but we got caught in two really bad lighting storms so both times we had to retreat to lower ground to seek shelter and wait it out. 3 hours passed and we made a final push to the summit and got down as quick as possible before more storm clouds rolled in. Made for an interesting adventure.

hiking
2 days ago

Good hike today. Not too many people on the trail. I would avoid it on the weekend.

We did this hike in a group of 7 ranging from 10 to 60 years old. This took us 8 hours that is including a 1.5 hour lunch break at the lake and some cliff jumping into the lake.
We didn’t find the incline to be very difficult at all the cable, cave and ladder just needed to have caution, everyone in our group did very well.
We had a great time jumping off the cliffs at the top! We all packed 2 L of water and that seemed fine for our group.
We found that by the time we were half way down the kids were pretty tired but once we took their packs they were good to go to the bottom.
This was a fun hike but it is a long one.
I would not consider this a technical hike but the length could be difficult for some people.

I survived the Grind! It is a workout so be sure to bring sports clothing rather than jeans. Bring lots of water and be prepared for a lot of sweat. At the last part I could hardly lift my feet anymore - however you will be so proud of yourself when you have made it! There are washrooms and eating options at the bottom and at the top. I bought a nice the Northface t-shirt at the top reading „2.830 chances to step it up“ as a souvenir ;-) The way down is only allowed by gondola (which you have to pay for) or you take the BCMC trail down. However when I did the hike there was a long queue for the gondola and some people ignored the one-way policy of the Grouse Grind trail and climbed it down (I would not recommend it though as it seemed rather dangerous to me.) Have fun.

Great hike! Did the entire trip to the summit from the parking lot and back in 12 hours. Trails are super smooth for at least 10 km up and then the ascent gets back to rock and snow like you'd expect. I'd really recommend a helmet if you plan on actually going to the summit (after the saddle) since there are tons of loose rocks all the way up. To get up to the summit you want to climb the second chimney which is a lot narrower than the first that you'll come across. Check every hold on your way up! Contrary to what we were told, the view from the summit is totally worth the scramble because when you're sitting at the saddle you'll know there's something better up there. Just don't die!

hiking
2 days ago

Stunning views amongst the crowds. Summit to the right is a nice excursion. Best spot to see the ice floes without bus tours in the way

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