Hiking Bugaboo Provincial Park Guide

Jennifer and I have hiked all over the world, but hiking Bugaboo Provincial Park felt very much out of our element. I have spent a little time rock climbing in Colorado but people from all over the world travel to this remote park for the sole purpose of taking on its jagged climbing routes. We…

Kain Hut Trail – Best Canadian Rockies Day Hikes

#1 – Canadian Rockies Day Hikes: Kain Hut Trail w/ Applebee Dome Location: Bugaboo Provincial Park  Trailhead: Kain Hut Parking Lot Type: Out-n-Back Rating: Strenuous to Extreme Total Distance: 7.6 miles (to the small lake just beyond Applebee Dome and back) Conrad Kain Hut is 6 miles total Trailhead Elevation: 5,000′ Total Elevation Gain: 3,362′…

Emperor Falls Trail – Best Canadian Rockies Day Hikes

#2 – Canadian Rockies Day Hikes: Emperor Falls Trail Location: Mount Robson Provincial Park  Trailhead: Berg Lake Trail Type: Out-n-Back Rating: Strenuous Total Distance: 19.8 miles Trailhead Elevation: 2,736′ Total Elevation Gain: 2,715′ Recommended Time: Full-day Recommended Season: Mid-June to Early-October The Emperor Falls Trail While Kinney Lake, the Valley of a Thousand Falls, &…

Lake O’Hara Alpine Circuit – Best Canadian Rockies Day Hikes

#3 – Canadian Rockies Day Hikes: Lake O’Hara Alpine Circuit Location: Yoho National Park Trailhead: Lake O’Hara Type: Loop Rating: Strenuous Total Distance: 7.5 miles Trailhead Elevation: 6,625′ Total Elevation Gain: 2,740′ Recommended Time: Full-day Recommended Season: Early-July to Mid-September Reservations for the Lake O’Hara bus are needed. (Otherwise add 7 miles (one-way) to hike…

Parker Ridge Trail – Best Canadian Rockies Day Hikes

#4 – Canadian Rockies Day Hikes: Parker Ridge Trail Location: Banff National Park (near the Jasper border on the Icefields Parkway) Trailhead: Parker Ridge Parking Lot Type: Out-n-Back (Y-Trail, Two destinations on the ridgeline) Rating: Moderately-Difficult Total Distance: 5 miles Trailhead Elevation: 6,552′ Total Elevation Gain: 890′ Recommended Time: 2 – 3 hours Recommended Season: Late-June…

Crypt Lake Trail – Best Canadian Rockies Day Hikes

#5 – Canadian Rockies Day Hikes: Crypt Lake Trail Location: Waterton Lake National Park Trailhead: Crypt Landing (via the Waterton Lake Ferry Boat) Type: Out-n-Back Rating: Strenuous Total Distance: 11 miles Trailhead Elevation: 4,232′ Total Elevation Gain: 2,469′ Recommended Time: Full-day Recommended Season: Early-June to Late-September It’s About the Journey Many Canadian Rockies adventures are…

Wilcox Pass Trail – Best Canadian Rockies Day Hikes

#6 – Canadian Rockies Day Hikes: Wilcox Pass Trail Location: Jasper National Park (near the Banff border on the Icefields Parkway) Trailhead: Wilcox Pass Trailhead Parking Lot Type: Out-n-Back Rating: Difficult Total Distance: 6.2 miles Trailhead Elevation: 6,744′ Total Elevation Gain: 1,390′ Recommended Time: 3 – 4 hours Recommended Season: Late-June to Mid-September Beauty of the…

Iceline Loop Trail – Best Canadian Rockies Day Hikes

#7 – Canadian Rockies Day Hikes: Iceline Loop Trail – With Iceline Summit & Celeste Lake Connector Location: Yoho National Park Trailhead: Takakkaw Falls Type: Loop Rating: Difficult to Borderline Strenuous Total Distance: 12 miles Trailhead Elevation: 4,940′ Total Elevation Gain: 2,800′ Recommended Time: Full-day Recommended Season: Early-July to Mid-September Everything But A Kitchen Sink The…

Moraine Lake Trails – Best Canadian Rockies Day Hikes

#8 – Canadian Rockies Day Hikes: Moraine Lake Trails – The Rockpile & Lakeshore Trails Location: Banff National Park Trailhead: Moraine Lake Parking Lot Type: Out-n-Back (x2) Rating: Easy Total Distance: 2.25 miles Trailhead Elevation: 6,180′ Total Elevation Gain: 281′ Recommended Time: 1 – 2 hours Recommended Season: Mid-June to Late-September Worthy of the Hype To…

Bear’s Hump Trail – Best Canadian Rockies Day Hikes

#9 – Canadian Rockies Day Hikes: Bear’s Hump Trail (Closed)  Location: Waterton Lakes National Park Trailhead: Bear’s Hump Parking Lot Type: Out-n-Back Rating: Moderate Total Distance: 1.8 miles Trailhead Elevation: 4,305′ Total Elevation Gain: 738′ Recommended Time: 30 minutes – 1 hour Recommended Season: Early May – Early October Bear’s Hump Trail In the Waterton…

Linda Lake Loop Trail – Best Canadian Rockies Day Hikes

#10 – Canadian Rockies Day Hikes: Linda Lake Loop Trail (With Morning Glory Lakes & Cathedral Lake Spur) Location: Yoho National Park Trailhead: Lake O’Hara Type: Loop Rating: Moderate Total Distance: 7.5 miles Trailhead Elevation: 6,625′ Total Elevation Gain: 995′ Recommended Time: 3 – 4 hours Recommended Season: Late-June to Late-September Reservations for the Lake O’Hara…