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…

Twin Falls Loop Trail – Best Canadian Rockies Day Hikes

#11 – Canadian Rockies Day Hikes: Twin Falls Loop Trail & Marpole Lake Connector Location: Yoho National Park Trailhead: Takakkaw Falls Type: Lollypop Loop (Partial Out-n-Back with Loop) Rating: Moderately-Difficult Total Distance: 10 miles Trailhead Elevation: 4,940′ Total Elevation Gain: 995′ Recommended Time: Full-day Recommended Season: Late-May to Late-September A Path Laden with Waterfalls A journey on…

Lake O’Hara Shoreline Loop Trail – Best Canadian Rockies Day Hikes

#12 – Canadian Rockies Day Hikes: Lake O’Hara Shoreline Loop Trail & Seven Veils Falls Location: Yoho National Park Trailhead: Lake O’Hara Type: Loop with Spur Rating: Easy Total Distance: 2 miles Trailhead Elevation: 6,625′ Total Elevation Gain: 40′ Recommended Time: 30 minutes – 1 hour Recommended Season: Late-June to Late-September Reservations for the Lake O’Hara…