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 

Opal Ridge {Kananaskis Country}

Opal Ridge {Kananaskis Country}

Opal Ridge 8-10 km, 900 meters elevation gain If you’re like me, you love hikes which are off the beaten path and somewhat hard to find (aka no sign or map at the trailhead) because then you have a gem of a hike all to 

Bourgeau Lake and Harvey Pass {Banff National Park}

Bourgeau Lake and Harvey Pass {Banff National Park}

This year is Canada’s 150 year anniversary which means the parks are full, and I mean FULL, of tourists. I love that people are finding out about the amazing places in my backyard, but I also hate it because I am a selfish woman who 

Cory and Edith Pass {Banff National Park}

Cory and Edith Pass {Banff National Park}

Cory and Edith Pass has been on my list for awhile; from what I could tell it would be worth the climb and then some. A few weeks ago when we were in Kananaskis, it was so hot that wearing a tank top and short 

Tent Ridge Horseshoe {Kananaskis Country}

Tent Ridge Horseshoe {Kananaskis Country}

It only makes sense to head back to the mountains to do what might be the last hiking of the season over Labour Day weekend. At some point a woman needs to adult, but apparently re-caulking my bathroom tiles and painting my vintage jeep’s hardtop