Boom Lake (Moderate)

Moderate 3-4 hours 10 km round trip Elevation gain: 200m Seasons: Summer, Winter, Fall, Spring This was a great day hike to exercise the dogs and get some fresh air! We started the trail pretty late in the day (around 2) so we pretty much ran up and back down to make it back to... Continue Reading →

Tunnel Mountain (easy)

Easy 1-2 hours 4.3km round trip Elevation Gain: 260km Looking for something to do other than spend money in Banff? Well this is the place for you! Right in the middle of town is this cute little mountain thats the perfect walk for the whole family. Mild terrain, mild elevation and a decent view of... Continue Reading →

Chester Lake (Easy)

Easy (more moderate in winter -snow depending) 10km 3-4 hours Elevation Gain: 310m Summer, Fall, Spring, Winter This is an EXCELLENT way to spend the day! I saved this hike for the winter because of its easy elevation, beautiful trees and well trafficked locations. Unfortunately, in the winter months the mountains become a lot "smaller"... Continue Reading →

Heart Mountain Loop (hard)

Hard 13km (heart creek parking lot full loop) 4-6 hours Elevation Gain: 1090m Summer, Spring, Fall (with good weather minimal snow!) This is a great hike!!!! I absolutely loved it! And it was windy and cold! But the views, the terrain, the scramble!! All amazing. Would definitely do this again! This hike is completed by... Continue Reading →

Tent Ridge (moderate/hard)

Moderate/Hard 11km (loop) 5-7 Hours Elevation: 615m Summer, Fall, Spring HANDS DOWN FAVOURITE HIKE!!!!!! This is a good one, 3 summits with amazing ridge walking!!! But its not for the faint of heart. Or anything with any fear of heights IF your doing the full horse shoe. Which I completely recommend. There are some serious... Continue Reading →

Bryant Creek Cabins (Moderate)

Moderate 14km 3-4 hours Elevation gain: 400m Summer, Fall, Spring, Winter This backcountry cabin, rented through Parks Canada, is the perfect getaway if you want to be free of the hustle and bustle of regular life, but still have a nice shelter to protect you for weather and wildlife! This is the same trail you... Continue Reading →

Alltonroe (9 pitches)

Banff/Bow Valley 5.7 220m elevation gain 9 pitches 5-6 hours This is the first multi pitch climb I've ever done, and it was amazing!!! Although it pushed me, my feet were killing me (we repelled without shoes ๐Ÿ˜ ) but it was great for learning. There is some exposure, so make sure your comfortable. All... Continue Reading →

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