Hiking

THINGS TO DO:

Hiking

Alberta’s infinite variety of landscapes provides unforgettable treks to satisfy every hiker’s wanderlust. Thousands of kilometres of trails in our mountain parks beckon. Discover the silence of a northern boreal forest. Wander through grasslands stretching to the horizon. Explore the mysterious and strangely compelling terrain of the Canadian Badlands. Follow urban pathways through endless river valleys.

For an adventure you can brag about, go heli-hiking in the mountains and immerse yourself in the beauty of the backcountry. Discover high mountain passes, meadows blanketed in flowers, turquoise lakes and ancient glaciers. Watch for wildlife you won’t find elsewhere.

OUR VISITORS SAY:

"The Parker Ridge Trail off the Icefields Parkway is one of the best short hikes I have ever done." ~ TNKaz, Tennessee

EXPLORE ALBERTA

HIKING AND HISTORY AT DRY ISLAND BUFFALO JUMP PROVINCIAL PARK

Imagine our surprise when we found out the man leading our hike into Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park was none other than famed palaeontologist, Philip J. Currie.

TRY WINTER HIKING IN ALBERTA

Love to be outdoors in winter? Love to hike? Find out why winter hiking in Alberta is the best of both worlds.

ALBERTA OUTDOORS: GORGEOUS GORGES

Some of Alberta’s most beautiful viewpoints are best seen from the peak or basin of a canyon so grab those walking shoes and discover the magic.

DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE: MY FAVOURITE THINGS TO DO IN EDMONTON'S RIVER VALLEY

Edmonton’s River Valley offers a host of outdoor activities including scenic trails, tranquil riverside parks and annual music and cultural festivals.

WILDFLOWER POWER COMES TO WATERTON

Rocky Mountain wildflowers are in full bloom during the annual Wildflower Festival in Waterton Lakes National Park, southern Alberta. Identify rare species and explore unique ecosystems.

FALL SPENDOUR IN THE CANADIAN ROCKIES

Hike or horseback ride Alberta's mountain trails to watch the unique foliage turn from green to gold in an annual, show-stopping display.

FALL PHOTOGRAPHY IN ALBERTA'S ROCKY MOUNTAIN PARKS

Wildlife in Alberta means stunning photo opportunities, especially during fall. Discover how to get the best shots while you hike, camp, tour or roam the waterways.

EASY DAY HIKES IN WATERTON LAKES NATIONAL PARK

Waterton Lakes National Park is the smallest national park in the Canadian Rockies, but it's big on hiking terrain. For an unforgettable hiking holiday, it's Waterton.
Hiking in Waterton Lakes National Park

HIKING IN WATERTON LAKES NATIONAL PARK

Waterton Lakes National Park in southern Alberta is a haven for wildlife. Enjoy a hiking vacation with safe trails for all skill levels.
Explore Lake Louise This Summer

EXPLORE LAKE LOUISE THIS SUMMER

Lake Louise in Banff National Park is a study in contrasts: turquoise waters against gleaming glaciers; tea and scones on a mountain top; rugged hikes in the morning, luxury dining and old world elegance at night.
Elevate Your Hiking in the Canadian Rockies

ELEVATE YOUR HIKING IN THE CANADIAN ROCKIES

The first time I hiked Skoki Mountain in Banff National Park I was 17. Gazing at the 360 degree view of bald-headed peaks, I knew I'd be a mountain girl for life.
Hiking Abbot Pass in the Canadian Rockies

HIKING ABBOT PASS IN THE CANADIAN ROCKIES

High above Lake Louise, Abbot Pass is a bucket list hike - bluebird skies, serrated peaks, glaciers in every direction and a welcoming stone hut at the top.
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