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Hiking Summer Outdoor Activities

Alberta’s infinite variety of landscapes can satisfy any hiker’s wanderlust. Thousands of kilometres of trails beckon for all abilities, from short easy rambles to classic hikes and multi-day treks. Epic scenery awaits in our protected parks and wildlands. Try heli-hiking in our Canadian Rockies backcountry and discover secluded alpine lakes and mountain meadows where wildflowers and wildlife abounds. Explore the mysterious Canadian Badlands and witness the work of eons of erosion that sculpted this strangely compelling terrain. Discover the silence of a northern boreal forest. Wander through grasslands stretching to the horizon. Our temperate climate is ideal for hiking, from spring through autumn.

Plenty of Oscar worthy feature films have been shot in Alberta. Put yourself in the scene on a self-guided road trip to some of the most famous locations

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Trails

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Lake Agnes

Lake Louise, Alberta
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The 6.8 km circular trail to Lake Agnes is one of the most popular in Banff National Park. Gain 385 m on a well-maintained trail before arriving at Lake Agnes and its famed seasonal mountain teahouse. Savour lunch on the porch then walk around a beautiful tarn tucked below towering peaks. Note: This trail is subject to avalanche hazard from November through April. Enjoy one of the scenic, designated snowshoe trails nearby instead. In May and June conditions are variable. Check the Banff National Park Trail Report before departing.

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Johnston Canyon

Banff, Alberta
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Banff National Park’s most popular hiking destination takes you into the depths of a canyon along catwalks and amongst spectacular waterfalls. See the impressive lower falls and walk through a tunnel to get an even closer look at the powerful effects of water. An early morning start may help you avoid the crowds.

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Moraine Lake

Lake Louise, Alberta
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Moraine Lake's brilliant blue-green waters are sheltered in the Valley of the Ten Peaks. Take a forested stroll along the shore or climb atop The Rockpile for breathtaking vantage points. Canoeing, hiking, walking and photography are popular here. Moraine Lake Road is open mid-June through to mid-October. Arrive before 9 a.m. or after 5 p.m. in July, August and September.

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Holiday Packages

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Calgary Stampede and the Rockies

Go wild in Alberta, enjoying the 'Greatest Show on Earth', Calgary's Stampede festival. Follow that with a discovery of the Rocky Mountains.

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Tours

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Canadian Skyline Adventures

Jasper, Alberta
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We focus on offering exceptional hiking experiences that take clients off the beaten path into the backcountry. Our guides are locals who will teach guests about the natural and human history of the area while helping guests learn the art of traveling in the wild. We keep our group sizes small, which helps create an intimate experience and lasting memories for our guests.

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Timberwolf Tours

Spruce Grove, Alberta

Offering a variety of guided tours in the Rocky Mountain National Parks of Banff, Jasper and Yoho and in northwestern British Columbia, the Yukon and Vancouver Island, Timberwolf Tours is all about adventure, sightseeing and family fun. Try a two-week camping and hiking tour in Banff and Jasper, fully escorted canoe adventures suitable for beginners or a 16-day round trip bus tour through British Columbia and Alberta, staying at lovely hotels along the way. Watch for wildlife, meet the locals and experience the magic of Western Canada. Luxury tours are available for small groups.

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Jasper Adventure Centre

Jasper, Alberta
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Your Adventure has begun! You have found Jasper National Park, famous for its wildlife and scenery. Located in Western Canada, Jasper National Park, the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, is nestled between Mt. Robson and Banff National Park.

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