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Hiking 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.

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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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Rockies & Rainforests

Explore the very best of Alberta on this 16-day self-drive holiday. Discover spectacular mountains, emerald lakes, charming mountain villages, and an array of wonderful wildlife.

Offered By: Discover the World

Expires: 2018-10-02
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Hiking the Rockies

Escape the main tourist trails as you explore the beautiful Rockies on foot with an experienced guide.

Offered By: Discover the World

Expires: 2018-09-02
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Tours

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Alpine Air Adventures

Banff, Alberta
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Alpine Air Adventures specializes in rock climbing, ice climbing, alpine climbing, backcountry skiing and snowboarding, avalanche courses and improvised rope rescue courses. Fully certified IFMGA Mountain Guide and ACMG Guides. AAA offers a variety of private and course based adventures to suit all levels of adventurer.

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WILDR fitness Events Camps and Training

Pincher Creek, Alberta

WILDR Fitness Events, Camps and Training exists to get you outside your comfort zone, and outside.Their location, a converted barn between Waterton and Pincher Creek, serves as a basecamp for all things active and outside in the Waterton-Castle Region.On Saturdays, join them for guided runs will take you into the mountains and coulees surrounding Pincher Creek and in the Castle Parks. Whether you are a run/walker, 2:30 marathoner, or somewhere in between, you will find a great workout and breathtaking views.The Rough Runner, an annual event set to get you outside your comfort zone, will invite you to run, sprint, climb, crawl and carry your way through fun courses at Castle Mountain Resort. Fall Camps, (more in 2019), will take you through exciting terrain while you learn more about yourself and how to make the most of your active adventures.

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Nature Alive

Barrhead, Alberta

Nature Alive is a multifaceted family-run business offering numerous levels of survival courses, bushcraft courses, and outdoor education workshops, as well as guided canoe trips, guided winter camping trips, National and Provincial canoe certifications, recreational drum circle facilitation and Djembe instruction, all managed by our certified and experienced staff and partners.  Our one of a kind trips and courses take you through the limitless forests and waterways of Alberta, Canada. Our passion is to offer you a way to immerse yourself into exuberant whole living through exciting and invigorating courses, workshops, and community events.

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Events

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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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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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Come By the Hills Music Festival

Wainwright, Alberta
2018-08-17 To 2018-08-18 MST

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.

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