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Walking Summer Outdoor Activities

Alberta has thousands of kilometres of hiking trails, whatever your flavour. From easy to pro, there’s a hike to get you to your happy place: mountains, grasslands, badlands and forests. Where should we start? • Heli-hiking: Get to the top in seconds and start the hike on a high. With just a short helicopter flight, you'll see hidden alpine lakes and meadows. From there, the guided hike can be as chill or adventurous as you’d like. • Winter hiking: Snowy trails transform Alberta’s best hikes into sparkling new terrain in the winter. Pack a thermos of hot chocolate and let the frosty air urge you up to the next frozen waterfall.

Milk River | Sabrina Hill

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Trails

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Shoreline Trail 6 km return

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

This paved trail, which follows the original road around Astotin Lake, can be accessed at the golf course parking area, or from the management road (see maps). Beaver Bay, a small picnicking area, is located part way along the trail. The small bays along the shore provide ideal opportunities to observe Canada geese, American white pelicans, red-necked grebes and other fascinating waterfowl.

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Happy Creek Trail

Hinton, Alberta

From Hinton, the 5 km Happy Creek Trail, named for the “happy” moonshiners who once operated here – winds south through montane forest and past beaver dams – to connect with additional trails ideal for biking and hiking.

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Paradise Valley & Giant Steps

Lake Louise, Alberta

Here’s a chance to take in great views of Mount Temple, identify midsummer wildflowers and witness dramatic surroundings at the Giant Steps waterfall.

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Tours

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Jasper Tour Company

Jasper, Alberta
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The Jasper Tour Company looks at each trip through the eyes of someone who's seeing the Rockies for the first time! Combining love and knowledge for the mountains with a damn good story makes the JTC the Number One choice for adventure. For more info check out our website.

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Lens on Nature - Jasper

Jasper, Alberta

Lens on Nature’s mission is to enable our guests to explore the hidden gems of the Canadian Rockies, providing them the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in their adventure and experience its amazing landscapes, wildlife and rich culture and history. Lens on Nature offers carefully created, professionally guided two or three day hiking adventures to the most awe-inspiring places in Jasper National Park. With each trip, guests can live the adventure knowing that they will receive a collection of impactful and inspiring images in a professionally designed hard cover book that captures a sense of authenticity and emotion their adventure.

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Lens on Nature - Waterton

Waterton, Alberta

Lens on Nature’s mission is to enable our guests to explore the hidden gems of the Canadian Rockies, providing them the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in their adventure and experience its amazing landscapes, wildlife and rich culture and history. Lens on Nature offers carefully created, professionally guided two or three day hiking adventures to the most awe-inspiring places in Waterton Lakes National Park. With each trip, guests live the adventure knowing they will have a collection of impactful and inspiring images in a professionally designed hard cover book that captures a sense of authenticity and emotion their adventure.

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Events

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Crowsnest Pass Doors Open and Heritage Festival

Crowsnest Pass, Alberta
2018-08-02 To 2018-08-06 MST

Thursday, August 2 - Monday, August 6, 2018: The Crowsnest Pass is excited to launch its 13th annual Doors Open and Heritage Festival weekend. Our theme for 2018 is “Ghosts, Myths and Legends.” Throughout the weekend, the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre and the community of the Crowsnest Pass will be highlighting some of the most amazing stories of ghosts, myths and legends. Enjoy guided hikes, presentations, festivals, musical entertainment, natural history talks and more. All highlighting the Crowsnest Pass and the amazing stories of the ghost of Monte Lewis, the Lost Lemon Gold Mine, the legend of Frankie Slide and much more.

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Dinosaur Valley Half Marathon

Drumheller, Alberta
2018-09-09 To 2018-09-09 MST

Dinosaur Valley Half Marathon is an annual three event foot race held in Drumheller Alberta each September. The event comprises of 21.1K, 10K and 5K distances. The 21.1 and 10K courses are Athletics Canada Certified. The shortest course is dubbed the 5K family fun run and intended to be such. Segments of each course run along the scenic Red Deer river. Those that compete in the 21.1 will experience the Drumheller Badlands up close. Races and awards culminate before noon leaving ample time to continue exploring the valley.

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Sin Fest

Blairmore, Alberta
2018-07-05 To 2018-07-10 MST

This year we are excited to announce Sin Fest! Every year hundreds of people come to the Crowsnest Pass to run in the Sinister 7 Ultra Marathon. Sin Fest is a celebration of the community that hosts this world-class event and the athletes who push themselves to the max. We know that when you are supporting a family member or friend in the race, there is a lot of downtime between meeting your person at the transition areas. If you are running, it’s nice to enjoy some of the local entertainment while you are here. So we are working with a number of attractions and local organizations to provide you a weekend that isn’t just about running! There will be an outdoor community market, guided hiking trips, mountain biking, an eating contest, access to the outdoor pool, historical presentations at the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre, and a bumping night scene at Pass Powderkeg, Ground Zero for Sin Fest!

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