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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 

Eiffel Lake and Wenkchemna Pass {Banff National Park}

Eiffel Lake and Wenkchemna Pass {Banff National Park}

Eiffel Lakes and Wenkchemna Pass Hike Distance – 18.8 km roundtrip (19.4 km according to Parks Canada) Elevation – 850 meters cumulative, 720 meters net Difficulty – Medium Trailhead – Moraine Lake parking lot Logistics – Shuttle or getting up at 4:00 am to get 

Moul Falls {Wells Gray Provincial Park}

Moul Falls {Wells Gray Provincial Park}

Moul Falls Hike Distance – 6 km round trip Elevation – 140 meters Difficulty – Easy until the very end (some rock clambering and narrow trail behind the falls) Trailhead –  Moul Falls Day-Use Area Logistics – None Wells Gray Provincial Park is a little 

Burstall Pass {Peter Lougheed Provincial Park}

Burstall Pass {Peter Lougheed Provincial Park}

Burstall Pass Hike Distance – 15 km round Trip Elevation – 470 meters Difficulty – Medium Trailhead – Burstall Pass Parking Lot Logistics – Driving down an unmaintained road, some route-finding required If you like mountain views on every side and a wonderful half-day of 

Conrad Kain Hut {Bugaboo Provincial Park}

Conrad Kain Hut {Bugaboo Provincial Park}

Conrad Kain Hut Distance – 9.0 km round trip to the hut, 11 km round trip to Applebee Dome Elevation – 695 meters to the hut, 930 meters to Applebee Dome Difficulty – Hard Trailhead – Bugaboo Provincial Park / Conrad Hut Trailhead Logistics –