dogs on leash


nature trips




wild flowers

trail running

kid friendly


mountain biking




cross country skiing


dog friendly

no dogs

horseback riding

rock climbing

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.

Great winter hike!

21 hours ago

A very easy and beautiful walk along the lake shore. It was snowing almost constantly but you’re protected from any wind and it’s a beautiful way to spend a winter afternoon. Dogs are allowed which makes for a nice atmosphere as everyone greets each other. Great views of the Chateau and the mountain peaks.

Did it on 18th November only to the heliport. The strong wind, bunch of snow and ice made climbing the peak inaccessible and dangerous. But the hike was really good, views spectacular, with wind and cold on the heliport.

2 days ago

2 days ago

Much nicer coming up the back way than the front. Decent views, but nothing spectacular. Good steady non technical slog through the snow. Bonus taking the gondola down for free and hitting the hot springs after to chill.

I loaded all my clothes into the pay locker at the hot springs and the lock wouldn't work. Had to carry all my stuff to another locker. Terribly inconvenient.

Love this hike. If you’re going to the Ink Pots in the winter months, be sure to wear proper footwear as it’s very slippery.

3 days ago

The views are fantastic the entire hike. Initially you have changing perspectives of the town of Banff and then at the top you can see down both sides of the mountain into the valleys on either end. Yes, there are lots of tourists so don't expect this to be a place of solitude but it is great for what it is: a moderately sloped trail which is well maintained and provides incredible scenery.

Great place, but crowded

Very nice, but get there early. The lot fills up quickly and the trail gets crowded

6 days ago

6 days ago

Went in November. Walk is nice and steep and the view is solid. We took snowshoes but trail wasn’t deep enough or wide enough. Overall solid hike, I️ would bring low profile snowshoes

More of a walk than a hike, but well worth it non the less. Bikes would be great for this as the trail is paved.

7 days ago