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 

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 

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 

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 

Verdant Pass {Jasper National Park}

Verdant Pass {Jasper National Park}

Verdant Pass Distance – 22.5 km roundtrip (or more – depending on how much exploring you do) Elevation – 665 meters (or more – depending on how much exploring you do) Difficulty – Medium to Hard Trailhead – Tonqin Valley Trailhead Logistics – Narrow, tight/unmaintained 

Headwall Lakes {Kananaskis Country}

Headwall Lakes {Kananaskis Country}

Headwall Lakes Distance – 14-16 km (depends which x-country ski trails you take to get in) Elevation – 625 meters (to the final lake) Difficulty – Medium Logistics – Driving down a washboard, gravel road for about an hour Trailhead Location – Chester Lake Parking 

Sulphur Mountain Winter Hike {Banff National Park}

Sulphur Mountain Winter Hike {Banff National Park}

Sulphur Mountain Winter Hike {Banff National Park} Distance – 5.5 km one way, 11 km round trip (additional 0.5 km one way to Sanson Peak) Elevation – 665 meters Difficulty – Moderate Trailhead Location – Upper Hot Springs, Mountain Avenue Sometimes you just get lucky. When 

Helen Lake and Dolomite Pass {Banff National Park}

Helen Lake and Dolomite Pass {Banff National Park}

Helen Lake / Dolomite Pass Distance – 12 km RT / 18 km RT Elevation – 453 meters / 550 meters Trailhead – Highway 93 North, 33 km north of the Lake Louise Junction across from the Crowfoot Glacier viewpoint. Unfortunately the world has found out about