The Skyline Trail is considered one of the most popular backcountry walks in the Canadian Rockies. With more than half of the 44-km trail above the treeline, the views are expansive and spectacular. Most walkers choose to start beside Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park and trek north to the base of Signal Mountain. Walking this challenging trail takes between two and six days. Remote campsites are available along the route and should be booked well in advance.
This trail meanders through grassland on Cypress plateau, and aspen and lodgepole pine forests. It joins Horseshoe Canyon Trail and Mitchell Creek Trail.
A consistent and gentle grade ensures an easy walk to the treeline as you head towards the wide-open scenery of the Banff/Jasper boundary.
Sundays 9:30 am June to Sept. One to two-hour signature river hills hike. Identify native plant species and climb the river hills to reach a majestic view point of the Peace River. Phone ahead to book. Berry picking, including Saskatoons, may be possible in season. Bring water bottle, waterproof hiking shoes/boots, sunglasses, sun screen, a hat, and clothing layers. May need bug spray and rain gear. Camera recommended! Snacks provided. Advance booking only.
Providing guided interpretive glacier walks on the Athabasca Glacier for over 30 years.
Head out from Red Deer, Rocky Mountain House or Nordegg to explore the breathtaking scenery and quiet trails of David Thompson Country on hiking adventures this summer. These signature hikes represent the best of the area, from the foothills to the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies. Enjoy the comfort that comes with a guide who knows the area's trails, wildlife and terrain so that you can focus on hiking while the rest is taken care of.