Explore the best skiing 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.

1 day ago

Nice trail for a fall hike. A skiff of snow at the base of the trail, turning into about 10 cm up at the lake. Made it up to the lake in mostly sunshine, then a small squall blew in from the West bringing light snow and blustery winds. Nice hike; a great way to close off the hiking season.

Easy hike with beautiful scenery

4 days ago

Gorgeous winter hike! Views are spectacular! When you get to the lake, you may see some Whiskey Jacks, which are pretty grey and white birds. Hold your your hand with a little bit of trail mix, or some crust from your sandwich and they will eat right out of your hand.

Plus 5c today, snowy but trail is hard packed. Awesome day

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5 days ago

Path is well used up to the Lake. I tried to continue through to Mount Galatea but the snow gets deep and there are no trail markings to follow. Chose to turn around because the temperature got really cold up above 2700m.

9 days ago

Great hike! Not for beginners, though, as it’s quite uphill. Be sure to wear proper footwear (hikers) and go early. Trail gets busy with tour bus travellers late in the morning.

9 days ago

A great hike up to the lake. Fairly low elevation gain required. This hike could be done fairly quickly.

5 stars, as the views here are great all year round, and it often isnt too busy.

Great hike. beautiful scenery, very busy

10 days ago

Definitely worth the hike! Pretty steep start but it levels out eventually. Very icey at parts so grips for your shoes is a good idea!

11 days ago

Great hike today at Chester Lake. Snow on the ground but we got away with just hiking boots (had crampons in our pack). There were a couple slippery spots but not really a big deal. Made it to the lake and took a trail on the left side of the lake that continued ascending. We hiked for an extra 20 min or so, past pride rock, climbed a bit, and had lunch with an incredible view @ 7490 ft according to my app.

Great hike, easy. Tried to do the waterfall loop but too icy and snowy, will come to do that portion during the summer. Great views

Great trails. Well maintained and dog friendly (on leash). I was there at 11am on a Friday, trails were quiet.