The Rocky Mountains

Category Archives: Rocky Mountains

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...

Mt. Edith Cavell Hikes- Path of the Glacier Trail & Cavell Meadows

The Mount Edith Cavell area is a great place to go hiking in Jasper National Park thanks to its stunning alpine scenery and the option to choose between an easy or moderate trail. Some highlights of the Mt Edith Cavell trails are seeing a glacier hanging above a turquoise pond, walking among piles of moraine,...

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...


At Adventure Alberta, you’ll find locally written guides to Alberta’s outdoor recreation areas. From national and provincial parks to lesser known conservation sites, we’re busy discovering the best places to hike, bike, paddle, ski, and explore so you can plan your own active, Alberta Adventure!