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Hiking Summer Outdoor Activities

Alberta's infinite variety of landscapes can satisfy any hiker's wanderlust. Thousands of kilometers 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.
Hiking up Mount Charles Stewart
Hiking near Abbots Pass Hut

Trails

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The Bear's Hump

Waterton, Alberta
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One of the most popular trails in Waterton, this short but steep hike offers spectacular views of the Waterton valley. At 1.4 km (one way), it takes most visitors 30-45 minutes to reach the top.

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Fairview Mountain

Lake Louise, Alberta
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In a region that was explored by Swiss Mountain guides in the early 20th century, it makes sense to challenge your inner mountaineer with a steep hike up a famous peak. And the fair view at the top? It’s downright spectacular!

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Alder Trail

Bragg Creek, Alberta

The Alder Trail is a short, easy, 1.6 KM (1 mile) loop which begins on the other side (south and east) of Hwy 758 connecting Bragg Creek to the Elbow Falls Trail (Hwy 66) into the Elbow Valley component of Kananaskis Country, Alberta, Canada. Highway 758 can be busy and traffic is unlikely to stop. Caution is expedient. Children need extra attention for crossing. An underpass would be sensible. This hike is an interpretive trail along a circular loop very suitable for beginning, elderly or casual hikers.

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H20 Boots and Beef

Raft for four and a half hours on our full jaunty raft trip, enjoy a steak BBQ, then camp (one night of camping included) or rent a cabin at Mukwah and hike the next day at Ya Ha Tinda. Two days of fun and food. See itinerary for full details.

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Grand Rockies Circuit

10% off select departures & more. We take care of your planning, accommodations, transportation, guiding and more on your trip to Western Canada. Experience the perfect balance of adventures and comforts, planned activities and free time. See us for the best value and small group experience available!

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Maligne Valley Wildlife & Waterfalls Tour with Spirit Island Boat Cruise

Travel through the incredibly scenic Maligne Valley while searching for the abundant wildlife. You’ll go on a short walk to see stunning waterfall vistas at Maligne Canyon and stop for photos at Medicine Lake before embarking on a 90 minute boat cruise to the world-famous Spirit Island at Maligne Lake.

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Tours

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Horse Trekking Adventures

Fairview, Alberta

We take you on an adventure that involves horses in some way. In the summer time we enjoy trail rides at our family ranch we also can go into the rocky mountains. In winter time we wrap up warm and go sleigh riding. We offer more than a trail ride!

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Fall in the Canadian Rockies Photo Tour

Banff, Alberta

The Canadian Rockies is one of the most beautiful photography destinations and the late summer/early autumn is a precious time of year. This 8 day (7 night) tour focuses on the Canadian Rockies incredible landscapes, stunning waterfalls, marvellous canyons and colossal glaciers. Join award winning blogger Marta Kulesza and award winning photographer Jack Bolshaw on their 8 day photography tour around the Canadian Rockies. The 8 day (7 night) photography tour will be focused on 3 major destinations. Canmore, Banff National Park and Jasper National Park. The 10 available spots are open to all levels of photographers.

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Glacier Icewalks

Jasper Park, Alberta

Providing guided interpretive glacier walks on the Athabasca Glacier for 30 years.

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Events

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Dinosaur Valley Half Marathon

Drumheller, Alberta
2017-09-10 to 2017-09-10 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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Canada Day Family Fun

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
2017-07-01 to 2017-07-01 MST

Celebrate Canada’s 150th this July 1. There is no better way to celebrate our heritage as Canadians than visiting your nearest national park: Elk Island! Join us for a multicultural celebration of our nation’s birthday!

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YOGA MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE RETREAT

Canmore, Alberta
2017-06-01 to 2017-06-04 MST

As a lifelong adventurer, instructor Sarah Harvie has been leading people on their inner and outer journeys for over fifteen years. This Spring, we welcome Sarah back to the Lodge for our Yoga Mountain Adventure Retreat. Join us for a 2 or 3-night retreat with Yoga (Asana & Nidra), Pranayama Meditation and self-guided hiking.

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