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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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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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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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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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Northern Lights and Winter Rockies

Combine a 3-night stay in search of the aurora borealis at Fort McMurray - one of the best places in Canada to view this natural phenomenon - with a leisurely exploration of the Canadian Rockies.

Offered By: Discover the World

Expires: 2019-04-05
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Unlimited Adventures Self Drive

15 night self-drive epic adventure across the great Canadian Rockies including international flights from London Heathrow.

Offered By: Hayes & Jarvis

Expires: 2019-04-30
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Tours

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Canadian Rockies Mountain Guides

Canmore, Alberta

Canadian Rockies Mountain Guides is a group of fully certified ACMG/IFMGA Mountain Guides who live, work and play in the mountain corridors of Banff and Canmore. We are local mountain professionals/risk managers who are passionate about the mountains and we take pride in giving our guests the safest and most unforgettable experiences of their lives. We specialize in custom tailored summer and winter mountain adventures around the Canadian Rockies. If you are a beginner, we have rock climbing courses to introduce you to the sport.

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Get Outside

Canmore, Alberta
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Get Outside focuses on getting more women outside and changing the way the world views women in the outdoors. Built on fun, challenge, education, and empowerment, Get Outside is driven to help women learn new skills, believe in their ability, and step outside their comfort zone in a safe environment. The goal? build female role models through mentorship, fuelled by passion and curiosity. Believers that winter and summer are equally amazing, Get Outside offers unforgettable, personalized hiking and backpacking adventures all year round! But don't worry men, you can tag along too...sometimes!

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Métis Crossing Nature Preserve

Smoky Lake, Alberta

Explore the boreal forest along the North Saskatchewan River. The Métis Crossing Nature preserve is dedicated to preserving local flora and fauna along the river. Follow the marked interpretive trails to gain an understanding of the indigenous relationship with the land. The site is located on original Métis Riverlots from 1863 and contains unique natural features that will deepen your understanding of the Métis and the origins of Canada.

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Events

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23rd Annual Huckleberry Festival

Pincher Creek, Alberta
2018-08-24 To 2018-08-26 MST

Huckleberry Festival, a full weekend event, occurs at Castle Mountain Resort each and every August. This annual, family friendly event that attracts more than a thousand people each year to come enjoy music and entertainment, a pig roast, and ride the chairlifts to some of the best Huckleberry picking around. While the main attraction may be the scenic chairlift rides whisking you into prime huckleberry picking zones, guests will also enjoy lots of great food and drink, guided hiking, a bouncy Castle, vendor's market, and all kinds of free, live music outside on the Huckleberry stage. New this year is the all-access Huckleberry pass providing unlimited access to the lifts for the weekend and including all meals.

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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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