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Blakiston Falls Hike- Waterton Lakes National Park

Blakiston Falls Trail is a short, easy hike to a pair of viewpoints that look down on a waterfall dropping into a mountain-framed canyon.  After a brief ascent through the forest, the trail emerges above Blakiston Creek flowing through a gorge then makes its way upstream towards Blakiston Falls. The falls are named after Lieutenant...

Carthew-Alderson Hike- Waterton Lakes National Park

The Carthew-Alderson Trail has a reputation for being one of the most beautiful hikes in Waterton Lakes National Park. On this long day hike, the trail passes through various picturesque landscapes including subalpine forests and meadows, argillite scree slopes, a high ridge, and a pair of lakes nestled in a mountain-framed valley. Since the Carthew-Alderson...

Crypt Lake Hike- Waterton Lakes National Park

The Crypt Lake hike is one of the best known and most popular hikes in Waterton Lakes National Park. The trail obtained international recognition in 2014 when it was named one of the “World’s 20 Most Thrilling Trails” by National Geographic. Crypt Lake Trail achieved this title because of some unique and adventurous features like...

Lundbreck Falls Provincial Recreation Area- Visitor Guide

Lundbreck Falls is one of the most impressive waterfalls in southern Alberta and a must see when road tripping along Highway 3 in the Crowsnest Pass region.  The waterfall is part of the Lundbreck Falls Provincial Recreation Area which is home to a small campground and day use area with picnic tables and viewpoints around...

Horseshoe Canyon Hike- Drumheller

Horseshoe Canyon near Drumheller is a popular place to experience the beauty of the badlands, an ancient landscape of heavily eroded soft rock. Horseshoe Canyon Trail serves as the starting point for a “choose your own adventure” type of exploration, delivering you to the canyon floor where you can then hike freely among the barren,...


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!