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One of my all time favourite views.

hiking
1 day ago

A short hike, most of which is pretty easy going. The first part of the trail is pretty boring but the falls make up for it. Suitable for all levels including kids.

Get there early. The crowds start to accumulate at 9am.

easy walk with stunning views of the lake great trip to the mountains on pur anniversary trip

Hike to the basin. Totally worth it.

hiking
4 days ago

Hiked this trail on September 14, and it was snowing the entire time! Unfortunately couldn't see the views well, however the soft snowfall was extremely beautiful and peaceful. Took around 4 hours round trip. I wanted to go down to the water, although we were afraid we would miss the last bus out at 5:30 if we did that, so we just took a quick break at the top of the trail and turned back.

walking
5 days ago

Easy walk, minimal to no elevation, no equipment required.

on Emerald Lake Trail

hiking
5 days ago

Really great trail! Parking lot is small so we had to park on side of the road but wasn’t too far. I took my 7 and 4 year old kids with me. We didn’t do the uphill part, but we did the trail that takes you all around the lake. It was 7.5 km and took us 2 hrs with stops for the kids to play by the lake, which you could do at 3 or 4 spots where the trail levels out to the lake. Easy walk, no major steep sections. Muddy in some parts, for sure. Lots of great views. Many people come to get a glimpse of the lake but few do the trail, making it relatively quiet along the way. Highly recommended.

quick hike to complete in an hour. take the "more difficult" route for a more scenic hike and awesome gain elevation near the waterfall to the top. i would recommend you come back the way you came vs doing the "easy" route back down; it's boring but understandably save for those that need a level way to walk. beautiful view of canmore. don't forget to carry your bear spray. :D

Definitely not a hike, rather a walk to a view point of Morraine Lake. Great views from the top of the lake and surrounding mountains (though we went today 9/13 and there was heavy snow and limited visibility so the view was very obstructed). Parking is extremely limited and unless you get there early will need to park elsewhere and take a shuttle (for a fee I believe) or be part of a tour group. The one huge drawback (other than lack of parking) is the large number of tour groups that show up and inundate the trail and view points. To me really takes away from the beauty of the place when are trying to enjoy it and people are jostling to get past you to take their millions of selfies. It seems that many would rather take pictures of themselves there then taking in the beauty of it all.

great hike! great view :) on a snowy day

7 days ago

Good, but too full

walking
8 days ago

A short walk on a paved path to a great view of the tall, spectacular falls. Crowded parking lot and walkway.

The view from the top is of course spectacular, but this is not a hike. Just a short climb up a series of rock staircases.

Stunning lakes! Quick and easy hike :)

when I arrived the tea house I realized there was no view from this level.
Most of the ascent to the tea house was in the woods and there was a little view all the way.
The only view is from the little beehive that was 1km ascend.

I didn’t find Takakkaw Falls really great. There were so many tourists around and climbing on the falls that it was hard to enjoy. I wouldn’t go again.

Hiking to Laughing Falls (approx 6-7 km round trip) was much more satisfactory in my opinion, with gorgeous falls at the end and a couple small falls and a lake on the route. Highly enjoyable easy trek.

This hike is really crowded but the views are great and the tea house is lovely. You can help out the tea house by bringing down trash bags to help them out.

hiking
11 days ago

A short and easy hike. Not many hikes give you such a great reward at the end!

Be prepared to get drenched with spray if you get anywhere near the falls (I did it on a cold day, luckily the hike back isn’t long!)

Hiked on Friday afternoon with a good friend just to the lower Falls was a nice little hike. Lots of people out there but nice scenery. Maybe next time I’ll get to the upper Falls and ink pots

So epic!

hiking
11 days ago

Very nice hike, you have a great view on Lake Louise and pass Mirror Lake before arriving at Lake Agnes.

Lovely trail thru the forest. On different trails you can see many other small waterfalls !

Great hike along the lake !

hiking
12 days ago

Very nice but steep hike up to a fantastic view. Much less crowded than the shore of Lake Louise.

This was a very beautiful hike. We went during the week about 2pm in August. There were a lot of people but still worth going to see it.

its a. busy hike ..it is a little smoky still but nice ..p.s if u want to take an alternative route down thats quieter take the horse trail down..its muddy but super quiet ....

Very crowded trail (probably because it’s so close to town) with some decently nice views. The lakes were closed off when we went but you could still see them. Lots of people, some trash on the trails, very noisy, etc. If you do this hike, it would be best to go early in the morning or later in the afternoon. Also, opt for the “difficult” route. It’s not too tough and it’s much more pleasant/less traveled.

Fairly easy hike with a great view of Canmore, the river, surrounding mountains and of a waterfall! Be prepared for the trail to be wet.

15 days ago

We did this trail in the end of June - and it was awesome! As soon as you get to the elevation gain there aren’t many people around :)
Once it goes up, it’s quite steep and after seeing the emerald glacier just keep going and going - way further than the route here displays and you will get rewarded with spectacular views. When we were there, there was still snow up from avalanches. Highly recommended!!

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