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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.
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Grassi Lakes, Canmore
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Trails

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Molar Pass

Lake Louise, Alberta
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Travel into Banff National Park’s wilderness as you rise well above the tree line to an expansive alpine meadow.

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Bow Glacier Falls

Lake Louise, Alberta
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At the base of Bow Glacier Falls, amid the water's spray and roar, you can witness the birth of a river. The Bow River, part of western Canada’s largest watershed, begins as meltwater tumbling down from the Wapta Icefield.

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C-Level Cirque

Banff, Alberta
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Hike back in time as you walk past old coal mine shafts before reaching a dramatic basin on Cascade Mountain.

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Travel Offers

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Mount Charles Stewart Heli-Hike/Alpine Walk

A Canadian Signature Experience! Alpine Helicopters has teamed up with the most reputable adventure companies in Banff and Canmore to bring you some of the most exciting and unique packages available. All adventures use only certified guides as your safety is our number one priority. From $549.

Expires: 2017-09-30
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The Brazeau Five Day Backpacking Trip

The Brazeau Lake Loop (80 km/49miles) 5 days, 4 nights. A full mountain experience. Key features: varying terrain with spectacular views, suitable for a range of abilities, specially prepared meals, transfers provided, traverse 4 alpine passes, small group sizes (maximum 6 guests), equipment included or available for rent.

Expires: 2017-09-30
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Guided Fall Hikes in Lake Louise

Lake Louise is a hub for the best hikes in the Canadian Rockies because of its central location and its proximity to the Great Divide – the tallest glacier-clad peaks. Book a guided fall hike to witness the stunning transformation of the foliage in the Canadian Rockies.

Expires: 2017-10-01
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Tours

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Waterton Shoreline Cruise

Waterton, Alberta
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Join us for a scenic cruise from Canada to the United States. Enjoy some of the most spectacular mountain scenery the Rocky Mountains have to offer. View majestic towering cliffs, unique geological formations, beautiful waterfalls, snow clad mountain peaks and the International Border. Bring your camera; tour boats make photographic and wildlife stops. Bald eagle, bear, moose, deer, mountain sheep and mountain goats are often seen. The cruise is accompanied by an informative and entertaining commentary given by experienced local tour guides.The duration of the cruise is 2 and ¼ hours, which includes a ½ hour stop at Goat Haunt

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Unlimited Canmore Adventures

Canmore, Alberta

We are destination Adventure planners offering a full range of the Adventure products available in the Canadian Rockies. We plan individual and or group itineraries inclusive of accommodation and activities. Our Signature products include Fly-fishing instruction and guide services as well as Paintball for private groups only.

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Wild Blue Yonder Rafting

Grande Cache, Alberta
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If you love whitewater rafting as much as we do, or you're looking to give it a try, join us on one of our half day, full day or overnight trips and test your paddling skills on our beginner, intermediate or advanced rivers! If it's not just rafting you're after we also offer paintball and a bunch of other awesome, local outdoor activities perfect for groups of all sizes. You can find us at our Wild Blue Yonder Rafting House in Grande Cache, a quaint little town wedged into the beautiful Northern Rocky Mountains of Alberta, Canada.

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Events

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Hike to the Drive Lanes

Fort Macleod, Alberta
2017-05-06 to 2017-05-06 MST | Show All Dates

May through October, first Saturday of each month, 1030 a.m. to 3 p.m. (four hour hike) Hike to the ancient drive lanes with our Blackfoot guides. Hear stories of how the plains people hunted the mighty buffalo. Be prepared for an off-trail hike and dress appropriately for inclement weather. Bring lunch and a water bottle. Space is limited so register in advance at education.bookings@gov.ab.ca. This program is not recommended for small children. Allow additional time to go through the Interpretive Centre. Regular admission plus $5.00 program fee per person. May 6 - Moon of the Flower/Crocus. June 3 - Moon of the Longest Day. July 1 - Moon of the Berry. August 5 - Moon of the Buffalo Rut. September 2 - Moon of the Leaves Falling. October 6 - Moon of the People Going to Winter Camp.

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