Aylmer Pass is a 17.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Banff, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 17.6 miles Elevation Gain: 4,192 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

forest

lake

views

NOTE: Keep an eye out for bears.

hiking
10 months ago

If you have to choose, do the lookout instead, it’s shorter and the views are much more spectacular there. We did both and regretted adding the extra 6km for an underwhelming payout. The trail isn’t even officially marked, only scratched on the sign post.

hiking
11 months ago

Totally worth it. When the trail finally opens into the pass it looks like Valhalla, abode of Norse gods, when you finally reach the pass. you walk through dense forests, plenty of wildflowers of variety of colors views of the Lake. we did the Aylmer lookout as well. In total 30 kilometers of hiking and 10 hours

hiking
Wed Nov 14 2018

loved it when i did it years ago

hiking
Tue Jun 26 2018

I would say this was the most difficult hike I did on my trip to Jasper/Banff but was also so worth it. Definitely go past the lookout and make it up to the pass, your calves will hurt but the views will be worth it. We hiked this in May 2016, before full summer peak season and there wasn't many hikers once we got to the end so definitely be making noise.

Wed Jun 20 2018

Did this hike today. It was beautiful. We first climb up till the end of the aylmer pass trail. A climbing path trough forest that opens up in a field where you are surrounded by mountains. We walk a bit further trough the field to see all the different kinds and shapes of mountains. On the way back we did the look out which can't be missed. It took us the whole day, 10 hours and we where pretty tired but totally worth it. No bears but we've been singing songs, clapping and yelling all trip (3 people)

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Tue Jun 05 2012