Tag: Canada

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 

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 

Iceline {Yoho National Park}

Iceline {Yoho National Park}

Iceline Distance – 20.8 km (more like 22 km) Elevation – 710 meters Difficulty – Hard Trailhead – Whiskey Jack Hostel Logistics – Loop hike Every summer, I find myself making a million and twelve weekend adventure plans and doing my best to make all 

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