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Carthew-Alderson {Waterton National Park}

Carthew-Alderson {Waterton National Park}

Carthew-Alderson Distance – 20.5 km Elevation – 824 meters gain, 1,187 loss Type of Hike – Shuttle hike Difficulty – Moderate Trailhead – Cameron Lake Logistics – Shuttle required The Carthew-Alderson hike is found in the hidden gem of Waterton National Park. The town of 

Brandywine Meadows {Whistler}

Brandywine Meadows {Whistler}

Brandywine Meadows Distance – 7km+ from the trailhead (depends on how far you go exploring the meadow once you get there and expect additional kms depending on where you park your car) Elevation – 680 meters from the trailhead (850+ meters from where you park 

Black Tusk {Garibaldi Provincial Park}

Black Tusk {Garibaldi Provincial Park}

Black Tusk Distance – 25 km (26+ km if you tack on Garibaldi Lake) Elevation – 1598 meters (slightly less if you don’t go to Garibaldi Lake) Type of Hike – Out and back Difficulty – Difficult Trailhead – Rubble Creek parking lot Logistics – 

Memorial Lakes {Kananaskis Country}

Memorial Lakes {Kananaskis Country}

Memorial Lakes Distance – 17.5 km roundtrip Elevation – 816 meters Type of Hike – Out and back Difficulty – Moderate to the first lake, hard to the second and third lakes Trailhead – Ribbon Creek day-use area Logistics – be prepared for some steep, 

Plain of the Six Glaciers {Banff National Park}

Plain of the Six Glaciers {Banff National Park}

Plain of the Six Glaciers Distance – 10.6 km roundtrip to the teahouse / 13.6 km roundtrip to the Abbot Pass viewpoint Elevation – 365 meters / 415 meters to Abbot Pass viewpoint Difficulty – Moderate Trailhead – Lake Louise shore Logistics – Arrive early 

Tombstone Lakes {Peter Lougheed Provincial Park}

Tombstone Lakes {Peter Lougheed Provincial Park}

Tombstone Lakes Distance – Approximately 21 kilometres roundtrip Elevation – 880 meters Difficulty – Moderate Trailhead – Elbow Lake parking lot Logistics – Pack a bathing suit if the day is hot! Sometimes you find a hike where the journey is as good as, if 

Porcupine Ridge {Kananaskis Country}

Porcupine Ridge {Kananaskis Country}

Porcupine Ridge Distance – 8.00 km roundtrip Elevation – 700 meters Difficulty – Hard Trailhead – Porcupine Ridge Trailhead Logistics – Finding the correct trail to the start of the ridge Every spring, I am chomping at the bit to start hiking. April comes, the 

Cable Bay {Joan Point Park]

Cable Bay {Joan Point Park]

Cable Bay Hike Distance – 6.50 km roundtrip Elevation – 84 meters Difficulty – Easy Trailhead – Cable Bay Trailhead Parking Lot Logistics – None In the fall, we had a somewhat last-minute trip to Vancouver Island when COVID made our plan to go to 

Prairie View and Jewell Pass Winter Hike {Kananaskis Country}

Prairie View and Jewell Pass Winter Hike {Kananaskis Country}

Prairie View and Jewell Pass Winter Hike Distance – 15.5 km roundtrip Elevation – 691 meters Difficulty – Easy Trailhead – Barrier Lake Trail Parking Lot Logistics – Parking lot usually quite busy, may have to park on the highway Prairie View and Jewell Pass 

Halfmoon Bay and Florencia Bay {Pacific Rim National Park Reserve}

Halfmoon Bay and Florencia Bay {Pacific Rim National Park Reserve}

Halfmoon Bay and Florencia Bay Distance – 3.9 km roundtrip + distance for exploring on the beaches Elevation – 100 meters Difficulty – Medium (due to slippery stairs) Trailhead – Willowbrae Trail Logistics – none, but be prepared for some slippery stairs The west coast