Stanley Glacier

EASY 44 reviews
#1 of 14 trails in

Stanley Glacier is a 9.0 kilometer out and back trail located near East Kootenay, British Columbia, Canada and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from June until September.

DISTANCE
9 km
ELEVATION GAIN
403 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

walking

hiking
5 days ago

This was an easy, family friendly trail (saw lots of toddlers and children on the way up), but we went way past the official end of the trail. You can continue towards the Stanley Glacier, head up to the caves, and to the waterfalls if you want to make it more challenging and fun. Lots of cool rocks and fossils as well.

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12 days ago

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14 days ago

Nice trail !
At the end of the trail, further there's a second waterfall to see (read the review of Blaze Clymer).

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17 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

Hiked this with a Backroads trip. Lovely trail that was well maintained and abundant with wildflowers. After the trail ended, the adults stopped for lunch and the teens hiked to the base of the huge waterfall.

hiking
29 days ago

So many wild flowers of all colors on the first 1.5 miles of this hike. More than I've seen on any other hike before. The views just continue to get better. You hike through a canyon with views of the Glacier and waterfalls pouring over the mountain on your right. If you continue past the end of the official trail at the 2.8 mile mark you can continue on to hike up to the waterfalls and caves ahead and on the right. You can even go all the way to the glacier if you choose. This hike really is a must do and was my favorite hike in Banff.

1 month ago

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1 month ago

If this was the only trail in the area, I would rate it higher. However, the views aren't that special when compared with some of the other excellent hikes in the area. If you think the views are great then you haven't done Cirque Peak, Paget Peak or Healey Pass. . That being said, the trail is straight forward and good for families.

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1 month ago

1 month ago

Enjoyed the variety of terrain and HUGE views!

This hike was amazing, there was waterfalls everywhere but you need to continue after the end of the trail if you want to see the glacier better or if you want to see the waterfalls

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

This is my favorite hike so far! Absolutely stunning views.

hiking
1 month ago

Passed the trail crew on our way up and they cleared any debris. Only a few snowy sections that are boot-packed past the "trail end" sign up to the glacier. 4 hours round trip with a steady pace.

1 month ago

Loved this trail. We were concerned by the reports of snow and avalanche debris but the trail was entirely passable the view of the glacier was excellent. A step above "easy" is probably accurate given the climb for about the first 2km but after that it levels out and the scenery is totally worth. Lots of families on the trail.