Tag: Canadian Rockies

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 

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 

Guide to Hiking Lake Magog {Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park}

Guide to Hiking Lake Magog {Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park}

Lake Magog {Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park} Distance – 58.5 km (Sunshine via Citadel Pass – Magog Campground – Mount Shark via Wonder Pass) Elevation – 899 gain / 1098 loss (Sunshine via Citadel Pass) 597 gain / 1046 loss (Shark via Wonder Pass) Difficulty – 

Rockwall Pass {Kootenay National Park}

Rockwall Pass {Kootenay National Park}

Rockwall Pass {Kootenay National Park} Distance – 31 km round trip Elevation – 1,300 meters Difficulty – Moderate Trailhead Location – Paint Pots Trailhead, Kootenay National Park The Rockwall is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. It is mystical, engulfing with 

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 

Abbott Ridge {Glacier National Park}

Abbott Ridge {Glacier National Park}

Abbott Ridge Distance – 13.6 km Elevation – 1029 meters Trailhead – Illecillewaet Campground / 117°29’31″W 51°15’49″N Glacier National Park trail information I love the September long weekend. LOVE. After a full summer of adventure, fun, and more things to do than daylight … and there is 

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