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Obviously if you are there, you should do that. It's very crowded but the lake is very nice.

hiking
7 days ago

a little difficult with snow on the ground, but still fun fir the kiddos and beautiful. also, unless we missed it, we couldn't find the loop and had to turn around on the 3rd or 4th bridge. also, to note, there is no telus mobile service. we will definitely go back and try again.

hiking
14 days ago

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

hiking
14 days ago

Nice canyon , lots of people limited parking

Great little hike for after work

Very crowded. Good mountain views and nice lake.

walking
1 month ago

Great views of Banff, the valley and river.

cross country skiing
1 month ago

We did this with some beginner cross country skiers had a great time. We ended up doing about 12 km, we just followed the tracks made. Not sure what other hikes it connected with.
Highly recommend for a beginner or kid cross country skier.
Quiet on the week day, beautiful views!

walking
1 month ago

We went on this walk while considering this location for an outdoors wedding. It is a very easy walk at an absolutely stunning site - the water, the
Mountains and the great blue skies. What is there to not like?

snowshoeing
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful little hike, especially with the frozen waterfalls. Wonderful way to spend a couple of hours on a beautiful winter ❄ day. Will check it out again in the summer ☀ to see the creek and waterfalls in their unfrozen state.

hiking
1 month ago

A beautiful pit stop that could be very easily overlooked! A short walk down the hill gets you to the canyon with gorgeous falls. You could make this a 30 minute stop, or carry on exploring the trails along the river.

hiking
2 months ago

Very short.
good option if you are planning to spend the big part of the day skiing in canmore nordic center.

This walk will take you around 35 minutes.
Around 4:30 PM we started.

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!

3 months ago

Great for its proximity to home. So easy to get out there for a few loops and some fresh air anytime of year!

3 months ago

One of our favorite places to go and relax. Beautiful scenery and nice to have a small lake that is used for a variety of activities. Wading, swimming, beginner cliff jumping, scuba, catch and release fishing, etc.

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!

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)

on Big Hill Springs Trail

walking
4 months 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.

Great place, but crowded

Super easy! All on boardwalk, usually always busy, amazing view 360 of mountains, also very cold and windy haha

walking
5 months ago

If you’re looking for the easiest shortest hike this is it! Beautiful little lake and mountain scenery too, nice area!

on Big Hill Springs Trail

5 months ago

Great short hike. Beautiful scenery and peaceful.

walking
5 months ago

super busy (too busy) on a nice day in summer. beautiful creek and water falls and close to Calgary

5 months ago

good hike

hiking
5 months ago

I almost like this more than Johnston Canyon as it isn't over crowded. Lots of cool bridges over the canyon.

hiking
6 months ago

Quick jaunt on our way home from Lake Louise. Well marked and beautiful views of the falls and across the valley.

BUSY!!! Beautiful hike great for families, not a relaxing hike due to the high volume of people.

6 months ago

Such a simple walk but a very beautiful one:)

hiking
6 months ago

A great hike in the snow!

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