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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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Eiffel Lake

Lake Louise, Alberta
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The trail to Eiffel Lake splits off from the Larch Valley trail and takes you to a glorious alpine lake with a panoramic view of the Valley of the Ten Peaks.

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Blackfalds TransCanada Trail (TCT)

Blackfalds, Alberta

Trail enthusiasts will delight in the extensive community trail system throughout Blackfalds, which also connects the community to Red Deer and Lacombe via the Trans Canada Trail (TCT). The Abbey Centre holds the distinction of being the only place in Canada where the TCT travels indoors. Sponsored by Krest Homes, the TCT takes you from the outdoor TCT through to the second floor of the Abbey Centre and overlooks the Field House. Trail users may access this section of the Abbey Centre at no charge and experience the natural look and feel of this unique indoor trrail. TCT and community trail maps are available at the Visitor Information Center, 4400 South Street, the Abbey Centre, 4500 Womacks Road or online.

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Sunset Lookout

Saskatchewan Crossing, Alberta

There is no question that old fire tower locations offer good views. A 1.6 km branch off the Sunset Pass trail allows you to enjoy an almost vertical view down to the confluence of the Alexandra and North Saskatchewan Rivers.

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Travel Offers

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Guided Nature Walk - Resources of the Land

Travel on a journey through Chiniki woodlands where you will learn about the diverse use of native plants and the meanings behind the surrounding mountains and landscapes. Your Chiniki guide will provide a focused cultural experience through storytelling and interpretive story boards. 7 days advanced reservations required.

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Small Group Guided Hikes

Discover the best hiking trails and natural beauty of the Canadian Rockies on a small-group guided hike with Discover Banff Tours, including famous Larch Valley and the Plain of Six Glaciers. Save 10% by using coupon code ONLINE2SAVE and booking online seven days or more in advance.

Expires: 2018-10-08
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Full Moon Hikes

Experience hiking in a whole new light! Learn about the stars, nocturnal animals, and things that go bump in the night. Feel your senses heighten as darkness sets in. Howl at the moon and feel the wind on your face. Who knows what you may see...or what might see you!

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Tours

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Creative Western Adventures Ltd.

Calgary, Alberta

Creative Western Adventures is a niche inbound tour operator specializing in nature & culture (aboriginal) travel. Our journeys connect the visitors to the land and the people. They are restorative, sustainable, responsible, educational and experiential. 'Together we immerse in nature, feel, sense, see with other eyes - we listen to our heart and venture into the unknown' Deep experiences lead to a new awareness of our relationship with Self, Earth and Society; they help us remember the Laws of Nature and how to live in harmony with all our relations. They are the true long lasting adventures!

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Freeheelin' Adventures

Canmore, Alberta
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The world is yours to discover come explore the Canadian Rockies! Freeheelin' Adventures offers hiking snowshoe and nordic ski instruction all with an interpretive component. Join us for an adventure today! www.freeheelinadventures.com

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Pursuit Adventures - Central Alberta Hikes

Rocky Mountain House, Alberta
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Head out from Rocky Mountain House to explore the breathtaking scenery and quiet trails of David Thompson Country on hiking adventures this summer. These signature hikes represent the best of the area, from the foothills to the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies. Enjoy the comfort that comes with a guide who knows the area's trails, wildlife and terrain so that you can focus on hiking while the rest is taken care of.

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Events

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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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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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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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