hiking

views

walking

forest

nature trips

birding

wild flowers

wildlife

lake

kid friendly

trail running

mountain biking

river

waterfall

dogs on leash

camping

cross country skiing

snowshoeing

backpacking

In the fall of 1883, three Canadian Pacific Railway construction workers stumbled across a cave containing hot springs on the eastern slopes of Alberta's Rocky Mountains. From that humble beginning was born Banff National Park, Canada's first national park and the world's third. Spanning 6,641 square kilometres (2,564 square miles) of valleys, mountains, glaciers, forests, meadows and rivers, Banff National Park is one of the world's premier destination spots.

I took on this trail pretty early in the morning at around 9:00, in fact we were the second people to even hit the trail. Beautiful sights along the canyon but as we didn't know when the trail stopped we walked an extra 2km before I checked the app and realized that the loop around was long in our past. Overall amazing hike would definitely recommend

Nice little stroll around the lake.

Easy, but crowded.

snowshoeing
16 days ago

Great snowshoe trail with the dogs! Quite the leg workout on the way up but well worth the views!

A nice and easy hike. Did it with two dogs and everyone enjoyed it! A fair amount of traffic on this trail. Make sure to wear the proper water proof footwear that has good grip in the winter as it can get icy.

I liked this trail. At first you kind of wonder if it's going to get good because the trail is flat, a bit boring a goes by a plant and power lines. Once you get in further its worth it for a quick, easy and scenic hike. Water proof shoes with good traction came in handy for the snow and ice.

snowshoeing
17 days ago

Did some snowshoeing to Taylor Lake today. Was a beaut!! No where really to stop and eat with so much snow, but we made it work!

Looking forward to summer, winter was quite icy but so worth it!

Definitely would like to do this one in the summer too. Used cleats today which I'm thankful for as there was some icy patches for sure.

hiking
23 days ago

very nice to do during winter

love it so much I worked there

Great views, took about an hour and a half to go up, take photos and break at the top, and then come down. Very icy in the winter but can be done in regular boots if you're careful.

Great hike, the deep snow and ice made it a bit more challenging than it is in the summer.