Explore the most popular hiking trails in Strathcona Provincial Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Reasonably easy to follow hard-packed trail with beautiful views of the mountains. The snowshoe trail follows the lake shoreline. Snowshoes were definitely necessary.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike with beautiful views!!
Been twice and would probably go again.

backpacking
1 month ago

Started this hike around 3:30pm Saturday December 1st. Hike two hours in and 45 Minutes more in the dark, before I found a flat spot to set up camp. From base to camp (half way) it was a steep pitch incline, however tolerable. I continued hiking around 9:30 am to the summit, at this point it was getting really steep and the path was getting narrow, I decided to ditch my pack an hour in and hike the rest with just my camera and water bottle. I made it to the summit by 11:10. Took a few photos and videos. Then proceeded my way down. Made it back to my car at 2:00pm. On the way down I found it more difficult, really steep so kept wanting to slip, no foot tracking as it did snow over the night. I did this hike alone. It was a good hike but requires lots of energy and endurance.

love this trail. so many wildflowers to identify in the late summer. i recommend taking your time and hiking the trail solo to gift yourself time to take in the wildlife and lake views. trail to circlet is fairly well marked; beyond circlet lake, bring a map and know how to route find! carins can't be trusted

great trail through forest and exposed rocky terrain. some route finding in last km of hike towards landslide. watch that you don't follow cairns that could lead you to stray!

Beautiful and scenic, the dog and I loved every minute of this hike.

This was a beautiful trail. What I loved is it wasn’t too difficult, nice for a quick weekender, the lake was stunning! We swam in it, it was cold! What I would do different, not go over a long weekend. We went over the September long weekend, it was so busy we almost couldn’t find a spot to camp in either of the designated areas. I would go midweek if I were to do it again, just to keep the people to a minimum.

hiking
2 months ago

recommended hike!

hiking
2 months ago

Did this trip over May long weekend this year. Lots of mosquitoes at the beginning of the trail. There was still a fair bit of snow near the falls but was easy enough to hike over. Unable to make it to love lake at this time of year due to the snow.

My daughter (7), our pup and I backpacked to the tent pads at Lake Helen McKenzie and spent a night. It was heavenly!

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike. I’d love to go back on a clear day. We didn’t get much of a view!

This trail shouldn't be labeled hard. There is a fair bit of up but almost no scrambling. It's a very rewarding hike because it's short (4.5 hour round trip without rushing) with a beautiful view at the top.
Could easily do this in the morning and still have your afternoon free!

backpacking
3 months ago

Amazing view! It was my first time backpacking and going on a hike. It was a great experience! Sadly it was foggy, rainy and snowy. I suggest that you go in the summer time! Otherwise it was an amazing experience.

trail running
3 months ago

Vraiment un beau coin de pays!! J’ai adoré faire la mont albert edward à la course à pied.. Je le recommande à tous!!

BEAUTIFUL hike!! Steeper than I expected but the views and scenery were well worth it. Took us about 3.5hrs up, with lots of breaks.

Great long day hike

hiking
3 months ago

Great views at the top!!!

Soooo pretty even on a soggy day ... would love to see it in the sunshine

This is my fave hike. I do it once a week in the spring to summer end. It’s beautiful! Great for beginners and lots of spots to rest. Bring a bathing suit in the summer hot days. Lots of great swimming opportunities and amazing lunch spots.

hiking
4 months ago

A friend and myself started this Hike at about 3 o’clock, the sun went down at about 8 o’clock, we got down at about 9 o’clock. It was a very fun hike but it was harder than I expected when reading a couple of websites. This is a dog friendly hike and a hike I will definitely do again.

hiking
4 months ago

This is an excellent hike with three water falls on the way. The view from the summit is incredible, make sure you go up on a clear day. Follow the trail, at some spots it is easy to get lost.

Loved this trail! My very first ever over night hike with a large pack and this trail was definitely a good hike for me. My hubby has done a few before and he said this one was moderate. We loved the option of two campsites, but it’s short enough it makes sense to go to the second and set up camp , there are tons of spots for tents and a few options for hammocks which we used ( I gets cold ar night so bundle up! ) we took the second day to go up to the lake which only an hour and then we hiked Around the lake to the left ( it’s a hidden trail , but it’s not to bad) and then up to the glacier which was incredible!!! So worth it! Stayed another night and hiked back out. Magical trail!

4 months ago

this place was great! just me and my GSD did this hike over three days. wild blueberries everywhere in August. The weather was great, first 9km we're more of a stroll with a heavy pack. last 6 got a bit challenging at points. Lots of nice rivers to filter water from. Falls were small when we got there but that was expected given late August. we will go again next year in July hopefully.

hiking
4 months ago

Fantastic! Picked this hike because we got an Airbnb at Mount Washington and it was close by. Got really lucky because this was beautiful! Not too challenging though and absolutely breathtaking. Got to come back and see the area around it someday. The ridge above Moat Lake is beckoning.

5 months ago

Would love to do this hike with someone !

Great trail - but I would say it’s a difficult climb - due to distance and variation in terrain- nice glaciar cold lake at the top. Pretty busy on the weekend.

Very well maintained trail. Felt like a steady incline for most of the hike. Had very cloudy and rainy weather for most of the trip.

5 months ago

Awesome trail and well worth the cost of the water taxi. The hike up to Love Lake is pretty strenuous but offer some amazing views of Della Falls and the lake feeding it. Highly recommend jumping in Love Lake for a swim after the challenging hike up.

Pleasantly surprised with how nice this trail was. Half of the trail is boardwalks and the other half is a regular well maintained trail. Was a 3 hour loop for us with a couple of small stops at the lakes. Had a couple birds come up to us and eat right from our hands. I will be doing this one again for sure

Made it to landslide lake however couldn’t make it to iceberg lake due to the vertical gravel climb at the end, people before us tried to get up and slipped, one guy hurt his leg pretty bad, ouch! There is a lot of uphill along the trail and it reminds me of a harder version ripple rock (tree roots, loose rocks etc). We made a day trip out of it, took almost 11 hours. The views were not that great until the last hour or so as there is a lot of trees blocking anything. View at the top was amazing but I would say not worth 5 hours of grueling hiking. I would also go so far to rate this as difficult and not moderate due to the length and difficulty (canyon view and ripple rock are rated as moderate and are by far much easier). Glad I made it to the end, but won’t do this one again.

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