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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.

Beautiful views of Banff and a great little hike to get your heart pumping, very low time commitment required so you can plan multiple activities in a day and still get a good hike in!

Love this trail for its elevation gain/switch backs that make you work thru the entire hike, also, love the option to hike down the backside of Sansen to the Cave and Basin to change it up on the way down. Extend the hike at the top by walking the boardwalk to the cosmic ray station. Amazing views of Banff are a nice bonus :)

Nice leisurely walk for all ages, beautiful scenery busy during the day with lineups on the foot bridge near the lower falls.

Strenuous but worth it, once you get through the switchbacks there’s a nice level plain with stunning views of the 10 peaks

Beautiful vistas, quite a workout bring your walking poles

hiking
7 days ago

Long, boring slog through the trees for 90% of the hike with nothing to see. Starts getting interesting at the base of Eisenhower. The last climb that takes you from Tower Lake to Rockbound is pretty tough but worth the trouble. The cliffs surrounding Rockbound Lake are extraordinary.

Beautiful winter hike! But if you're not a very active person and just starting out then know that the full hike can be pretty harsh. It was my first hike of the year and I'm not a very active person and I walked out exhausted and in pain. But pushing through it is definitely worth it! But please, please, please BRING CLEAT ATTACHMENTS ! It is very icy in some spots and there's nothing worse then having your hiking vibe on and you're being held up because someone thought it was a great idea to wear Uggs or sneakers. DRESS APPROPRIATELY. Can't wait to go back and do a summer hike.

backpacking
13 days ago

I’ve hiked to this lake starting from the trailhead. It’s long, but varied with wonderful views. There is an alternate exit that leads to a rockwall and chimney, to a couple of stunning lakes that you can see in the distance when you hike in on the main trail. Definitely will be hiking this again.

snowshoeing
20 days ago

We just snowshoed the full loop. It took us 4.5 hours to do. The first half wasn’t groomed yet so it was a bit harder, but the second half was groomed and it made it easier going. The scenery is awesome and it was an enjoyable time.

Great variety and beautiful winter terrain

Snow covered, as to be expected this time of year. Snowshoes/crampons not necessary just yet.

Have gone out and back a few times with the kids, age 9 and 11. Great trail for families on bikes!

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hiking
28 days ago

Hiked this trail last weekend and it was great! A few icy spots where spikes would have helped, but we were able to manage with just regular hiking shoes/boots.

hiking
28 days ago

I really liked this one, pleasant grind up to the lake. Needed to switch to snowshoes once at the base of Black Brett, the snow gets DEEP. Had to bail on the plan to get to Harvey's Pass as going through the trees with the deep snow was too unstable to walk through.

Will be back in the summer to tackle the pass and the summit

Waiting for the snow to come and it’s on it’s way but want to keep the legs in shape! It was icy so hiked it with poles and cleats. Lovely views on the way up. It took us around 1.5 hrs to get to the top. Once there we treated ourselves to a lovely lunch and warm washrooms and then took the gondola down for free. Then, off to the hot pools for a soak! A lovely outing!

Steep switchbacks to get to the top. Worth it once you are up. You get to see a beautiful panoramic view of the mountains! There is a great place at the top for lunch and refreshments . Free gondola on the way down . You can also take gondola up to the top if you are unable to hike for a charge .

Great view at the top!!

hiking
1 month ago

A very easy and pleasurable hike. I did it in December and it was enjoyable.

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