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Wilcox Viewpoint Hike via Wilcox Pass Trail- Jasper National Park

Wilcox Pass Trail is one of the most beautiful and satisfying day hikes in Jasper National Park. The trail offers spectacular views of the glaciated peaks around the Columbia Icefield as it passes through alpine meadows on route to Wilcox Pass and the Wilcox Viewpoint across from Athabasca Glacier. Most people who embark on Wilcox...

Eiffel Lake Hike- Moraine Lake, Banff National Park

The Eiffel Lake hike in Banff National Park is a beautiful and diverse trail that offers stunning views of the Valley of the Ten Peaks, the iconic mountains that frame Moraine Lake. On route to the upper end of the Valley of the Ten Peaks, where Eiffel Lake sits, the trail passes through an area...

Big Beehive Hike- Lake Louise, Banff National Park

The Big Beehive hike in Lake Louise is one of the most beloved hikes in Banff National Park, combining a trip to a historic tea house with a climb to an impressive viewpoint overlooking Lake Louise. Big Beehive Trail presents a nice mix of scenery and hiking experiences starting with a moderate uphill hike in...

Nordegg Hiking Guide- Hikes Near Nordegg and Abraham Lake

The Nordegg and Abraham Lake area is one of the best hiking destinations in Alberta. Not only is the area easily accessible from central Alberta, but the Nordegg hikes also showcase some of the province’s finest scenery. When you go hiking near Nordegg, you’ll discover opportunities to summit mountains, get close to waterfalls, look down...

Cline River Falls Hike in Winter- David Thompson Country

In winter, the Cline River Canyon near Nordegg is transformed into an icy wonderland with crisp blue water and frozen waterfalls draping the rugged rock walls. The short and easy Cline River Falls hike is an enjoyable way to experience the beauty of Cline River Canyon in winter. The hike passes by an impressive viewpoint...

Coliseum Mountain Hike- David Thompson Country

Coliseum Mountain Trail is one of the top Nordegg hikes thanks to its close proximity to town and the moderate effort required to reach the summit “cap”.  It’s also one of the closest mountain hikes to Edmonton. After climbing through the forest on a series of well-graded switchbacks, the trail traverses a scenic curving ridge...

Lake Agnes Tea House Hike- Lake Louise, Banff National Park

The Lake Agnes Tea House hike is one of the most popular hikes in Lake Louise thanks to its relatively short distance and lakeside tea house nestled in a scenic hanging valley. In addition to the beautiful scenery of lakes, forests, and mountains, the hike and its tea house also have a long history with...

Devil’s Thumb Hike- Lake Louise, Banff National Park

With so many Lake Louise hikes to choose from, Devil’s Thumb Trail stands out for its dramatic, sweeping views of turquoise lakes, creaking glaciers, and rocky mountain peaks. The Devil’s Thumb hike incorporates a scenic side trail with two of the most popular Lake Louise hikes to form one remarkable loop. The first segment of...

Vision Quest Hike- David Thompson Country

The Vision Quest hike near Nordegg is one of the best hikes in the area for taking in views of Abraham Lake and Mount Michener. Short on distance but big on elevation, with scenery that’s as bold as the hike itself, Vision Quest makes you earn each stunning scene as you traverse rocky terrain up...

Allstones Lake Hike- David Thompson Country

The Allstones Lake hike is a challenging trail in David Thompson Country, but the effort required to tackle its steady incline is rewarded with exquisite mountain scenery and panoramic views. Allstones Lake Trail showcases some of the best features of the Bighorn Backcountry, from forests to Rocky Mountain peaks, before arriving at a small campground...

Crescent Falls Hike- David Thompson Country

The Crescent Falls hike is an active way to discover one of Alberta’s most beautiful waterfalls. While you can drive to the observation deck at the brink of the waterfall, the easy hike along the top of Bighorn Canyon offers a stunning panoramic view of Crescent Falls. From the trail you get a wide view...

Siffleur Falls Hike- David Thompson Country

The Siffleur Falls hike is one of the top hikes in David Thompson Country because it offers beautiful views for minimal effort. With a suspension bridge, two river crossings, a boardwalk passing over a pretty plain, a deep canyon, quiet forest, raging waterfall, and mountains all around, Siffleur Falls Trail has all the elements for...

Amerada Trail- Crimson Lake Provincial Park

Nature lovers and casual hikers will enjoy exploring Amerada Trail, an easy hike near Rocky Mountain House. Located in Crimson Lake Provincial Park, Amerada Trail (also known as Crimson Lake Loop) passes through forests and wetlands as it circles the perimeter of Crimson Lake. There are plenty of opportunities for bird sightings and viewpoints along...

Places to Go Hiking Near Edmonton

Edmonton is a major city but that doesn’t mean that nature is out of reach. With a national park, provincial parks and recreation areas, and several nature preserves nearby, there are plenty of choices for day hikes near Edmonton. Places to Hike Near Edmonton Each of these day hiking trips near Edmonton feature beautiful scenery,...

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