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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.

Without Wheels in the Wild?

Nancy Gordy Tourism Jasper

From train travel to group tours, there may be times when you don't have access to a set of wheels to explore Jasper National Park, but don't let this drive you crazy!

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Hiking in Jasper National Park
Hiking in Jasper National Park
Hiking near Abbots Pass Hut
Hiking near Abbots Pass Hut


Lake Louise Lakeshore

Lake Louise, Alberta
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This accessible stroll allows visitors of all abilities to explore Lake Louise. At the end of the lake you’ll discover the milky creek that gives the lake its magical color.

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Aylmer Lookout

Banff, Alberta

Less strenuous than Aylmer Pass, the Aylmer Lookout trail follows the shores of Lake Minnewanka on the same approach as the Aylmer Pass trail. The trail offers a panoramic view from the site of an old fire lookout and is one of the first high elevation trails to be snow free in the early summer.

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Upper Hot Springs Trail

Banff, Alberta

Climb through a spacious lodgepole pine forest on your way to enjoy a soak in the Banff Upper Hot Springs, a ride on the Banff Gondola or for further hiking up Sulphur Mountain.

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Canadian Rockies Adventure

The Canadian Rockies surrounding Canmore, Banff and Lake Louise contain a lifetime of walking and hiking opportunities. Explore multi-day comfort hiking with a professional guide. See trip itinerary and inclusion for more details. Select 2017 dates available. Packages include accommodation, some meals and internal transfers.

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Abbott Pass Classic Alpine

This trip is perfect for intermediate alpine climbers looking for some of the most classic alpine climbs in the Canadian Rockies. Over two nights and three days starting from Lake O’Hara we will make our way up to the National Historic Site of the Abbott Pass Hut. Valid select weekends.

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Wapta Icefields Traverse

Guided by highly experienced local mountain guides, trek the Wapta Icefields in Banff National Park over three days. Learn basic skills involved in travelling over snow and ice. Hut-to-hut hiking across striking Canadian glaciers. For more information, see the itinerary, inclusions and available 2017 dates. Includes accommodation and most meals.

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Alpine Air Adventures

Banff, Alberta

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.

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Peace River Cabins and Outdoors Guided Canoe/Kayak Trips

Peace River, Alberta

Immerse yourself in the wild and historical Peace River experience and leave the details to us. We offer full service with all food and gear provided. July 1 or Aug 19 departure for the 6 day trip includes 1 night of accommodation at our site and shuttling. Fly in to Grande Prairie or Peace River airports or drive directly to our site. If you crave a few rapids join us on 2 day Smoky River Adventure July 23. All gear, accommodation, food and shuttle included. Or contact us to organize a custom trip.

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Good Friend Guides

Calgary, Alberta

Take part in one of our day hikes. We are licensed through Parks Canada. Our guides have been trained through the Interpretive Guides Association and we hold first aid certificates. Our guided hikes are meant for all ages and all levels of experience.

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Smith Geocaching Tour

Slave Lake, Alberta
2016-08-05 to 2017-05-20

Smith Geocaching is Alberta’s First Official Geocaching Tour. Near the Hamlet of Smith and surrounding area there is a variety of geocache locations, ready to be found. From easy to find park-and-grab caches to those that require hiking there is something for everyone. Some are even located along multi-use trails for a day trip. Each year on the May Long Weekend Smith Geocaching holds their Annual Spring Into Summer Event. The Tour is currently being upgraded to incorporate unique and interesting caches.

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Annual Songbird Festival

Slave Lake, Alberta
2017-05-27 to 2017-05-27

Come celebrate Spring Migration in the Boreal Forest! On Saturday, start off with our early morning birding hikes and pancake breakfast. Or enjoy a special tour of the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory (LSLBO), nature hikes, workshops, and lots of hands-on children's activities. On Sunday, help support the LSLBO by joining us for our Annual Bird Run/Walk (5K/10K) departing from the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation at 10:00 a.m. A great event for nature lovers of all ages. For more information, contact us at

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