You are XC skiing over pristine, groomed trails, with small hills, valleys and our private lake on 4 loops, including some advanced hills on the furthest loop. We off approx 17 kms of groomed trails in the Boreal forest of Northern Alberta. Leave from your own room door at Hamilton House Inn. There are 16 pair of skis and boots for rent, fitting almost everyone. We also offer 5 sets of snowshoes to make your own trail into the wilderness. Clean, crisp air with deep forest trails or wide open spaces, sunrises or sunsets can lead the way, or the northern lights waiting for you, on a night ski (headlamp provided) out on the lake bed. We see moose, deer, occasional coyote or lynx and/or their tracks and many birds on each trip.
Climb through a spacious lodgepole pine forest on your way to enjoy a soak in the Banff Upper Hot Springs, a ride on the Banff Gondola or for further hiking up Sulphur Mountain.
From the highest point on the Icefields Parkway (2,070 m), hike beyond the Peyto Lake viewpoint on the upper self-guided nature trail, then follow an old fire road to the lookout. Watch for pikas, marmots and ptarmigan.
Full service sites with free WiFi. Roomy back-in or pull-through stalls. 24/7 shower house and laundry facility. Picnic tables and fire pits available. On-site convenience store and tourism information. Propane and firewood available on site.
An interpretive hike lead by a certified ACMG hiking guide will take you on the uncrowded trails of Pass Powderkeg, where you will surprise yourself with the biodiversity and stories of the area. Your hike will end at the historic PPK lodge where a unique, sunset dining experience awaits.
Travel the incredibly scenic Maligne Valley while searching for the abundant wildlife. You’ll go on a short walk to see stunning waterfalls at Maligne Canyon and stop for photos at Medicine Lake before embarking on a 90-minute boat cruise to Spirit Island at Maligne Lake. Available June-October.
Wander Adventure Co. offers you unique mountain experiences that you’ll never forget. By bike and on foot they explore trails and remote landscapes that immerse you in the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains, and they combine your adventure with the people and places that have made this region special. Their intention is to merge rides with vibrant culinary experiences and activities such as; yoga, stand up paddle boarding, Scandanavian spas, and river surfing, to create something truly special. Because they believe that everyone should have the opportunity to experience what we have to offer, their retreats and rides are suited to all skill levels from first timers to seasoned outdoors people.
Hike Waterton and Southern Alberta. Local Certified Hiking and Adventure Guides and local knowledge go hand in hand at Waterton Outdoor Adventures. They will work with you to build an adventure full of memories. They offer something for all activity levels. From Interpretive Tours on their shuttle bus, to Yoga in a quiet meadow and Day Treks to the peak of some of the area's famous mountains.They also offer Hiker Shuttle services to get you to the trailhead in no time. Catch the daily 'Chief Mountain Connector' to the US/Canada border crossing. Custom hiker shuttles also available as well as custom shuttles for private groups, weddings, and more. Waterton Outdoor Adventures have been guiding and shuttling people around Waterton Lakes and Southwest Alberta since 1978, and are owned and operated by a local Waterton family. Join them on the trail for an amazing, educational and inspiring adventure you won't forget!
Alpine Helicopters provides helicopter sightseeing tours and heli-hiking adventures in the Canadian Rocky Mountains from its tour facility at the Stoney Nakoda Resort and Casino in Kananaskis. Custom charters and heli-weddings are also available. Open 364 days a year, prices start at $124.00 per person. Family pricing is available as well as complimentary shuttle service.
The Come By the Hills Music Festival is a unique, family friendly festival that features a wide variety of talented and award-winning artists under an amazing prairie sky. Located at the picturesque Mistahiya Retreat Centre between Vermilion and Wainwright, this former ski hill is the perfect venue to experience live music in a relaxed and friendly environment. This festival offers all the amenities of larger folk festivals, such as on-site camping, food vendors, beer/beverage tent, and top quality talent, but without the high ticket prices or long lines. The event organizers are committed to creating an intimate, laid back environment that showcases folk and country performers that shine under the open skies. The festival features a covered seating area, so attendees are comfortable no matter what the weather might bring. Day and weekend passes go on sale annually on May 15th and are available online.
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.
Join us for our inaugural hiking festival, Hike Your Pass Off, held at Pass Powderkeg Ski Hill! The Crowsnest Pass has long been know as one of Alberta’s most diverse hiking destinations with a great mix of history, wildlife and incredible mountain terrain. Whether they are an experienced hiker or a newbie, the hiking festival offers something for everyone. From easy hikes in the Alison-Chinook Provincial Recreation Area to difficult hikes to the top of Turtle Mountain, this event has something for everyone.