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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...

Kayaking Two Jack Lake- Banff National Park

Kayaking Two Jack Lake in Banff National Park is an active, yet relaxing way to enjoy views of two of Banff’s most prominent peaks- Cascade Mountain and Mount Rundle. As you glide across the clear, blue-green water of Two Jack Lake you’ll be surrounded by a forested shoreline, impressive rocky mountains, and a lakeshore campground...

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...

Panther Falls and Bridal Veil Falls- Banff National Park

Panther Falls and Bridal Veil Falls in Banff National Park are two beautiful, but very different, waterfalls on the Icefields Parkway. Panther Falls is a roaring powerhouse spraying out from a small opening in a rocky cliff, whereas Bridal Veil Falls is a long, multi-tiered waterfall with a more delicate appearance. Both waterfalls can be...

Mistaya Canyon- Banff National Park

Mistaya Canyon in Banff National Park is a scenic gem on the Icefields Parkway. Sculpted by the rushing water of the Mistaya River, which originates from Peyto Lake to the southeast, this deep slot canyon features curvy limestone walls and eroded pothole depressions. Mistaya Canyon is easily accessible from the Icefields Parkway and doesn’t involve...

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...

Horseback Riding in Banff- What to Expect on a Guided Trail Ride

Horseback riding in Banff is a relaxing way to experience the natural beauty of the Bow Valley. Whether it’s a short 1 hour trail ride near the Banff townsite or an overnight backcountry lodge trip, you’ll get to enjoy blue rivers, rocky mountains, grassy meadows, and peaceful forests, all while letting loose your inner cowboy...

Banff Via Ferrata- Assisted Climbing at Mt. Norquay

High up on the steep, rocky slopes of Mt. Norquay is an assisted climbing route known as via ferrata. With steel cables, rungs, and pegs bolted to the mountainside, this “iron path”, as the name translates from Italian, will have you feeling on top of the world as you climb up and across the lofty...

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...

Alberta Ski Resorts- The Best Ski Areas in the Rockies

With several great ski resorts in Alberta scattered throughout the Rocky Mountains, and one of the longest ski seasons in the world, there’s no doubt that Alberta is the perfect destination for a ski trip in the Canadian Rockies. Where to Go Skiing in Alberta- The Best Alberta Ski Resorts From world-class, sprawling mountain resorts...

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