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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 near Abbots Pass Hut
A couple hiking over rocks in Jasper National Park Alberta
Hiking in Jasper National Park

This holiday season, give the gift of an Alberta experience and create new memories with your loved ones. With so many choices, you’re sure to find something for everyone on your list. Here are some ideas to get you started.

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Trails

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Upper Lake Louise Area

Lake Louise, Alberta

Start from the upper Lake Louise parking area, 4 km from the village of Lake Louise. Because of the number of options from this trailhead, you have the opportunity to mix and match many of the trails in the Upper Lake Louise area to suit your abilities and interests.

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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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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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Travel Offers

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Alberta Landscape and Cultural Discovery

Rolling foothills, intimidating mountains, pre-historic hoodoos, emerald lakes and fascinating arts, Alberta is home to a changing landscape and an array of activities. We explore diverse scenery on this 11-night tour, from the majestic mountains of the Canadian Rockies to the prairie lands and coulee landscapes of the Badlands.

Expires: 2017-07-17
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Maligne Valley Wildlife & Waterfalls Tour with Guided Lakeshore Hike

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 guided nature walk along the lakeshore at Maligne Lake.

Expires: 2017-07-10
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Full Day Hiking Experiences

Full day hiking tours suitable for a variety of skill levels. Choose from a gradual climb to a lookout or choose a challenging summit adventure such as Opal Peak. Transportation included. Fully iInterpretive tours with a chance of seeing wildlife. Small groups and personalized tours. Private groups welcome.

Expires: 2017-05-01
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Tours

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Moose River Tours

Slave Lake, Alberta

Outdoor country vacations for families, groups and individuals. Experience the bounty that Mother Nature has to offer. Day tours, vacation packages, camping, hiking, wood-working, gold-panning, photography, meditation. See wildlife, relax in a rustic setting. A family run business in Smith, AB featuring privacy and quiet. Retreats offered through A Place to Pause. Guided fishing coming soon. Book a staff party or private function.

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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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Nature Alive

Barrhead, Alberta

Nature Alive is a multifaceted family-run business offering numerous levels of survival courses, bushcraft courses, and outdoor education workshops, as well as guided canoe trips, guided winter camping trips, National and Provincial canoe certifications, recreational drum circle facilitation and Djembe instruction, all managed by our certified and experienced staff and partners.  Our one of a kind trips and courses take you through the limitless forests and waterways of Alberta, Canada. Our passion is to offer you a way to immerse yourself into exuberant whole living through exciting and invigorating courses, workshops, and community events.

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Events

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Parks Day

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
2017-07-15 to 2017-07-15 MST

Get back to nature this Parks Day at Elk Island National Park. With musical performances, children and adult alike will experience nature like never before. Try your hand at Learn To activities including fire building, pemmican making and canoeing! Come out to Elk Island National Park and experience the great Canadian tradition of a day at the park with your friends and family!

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103rd Anniversary of the Hillcrest Mine Disaster

Crowsnest Pass, Alberta
2017-06-18 to 2017-06-18 MST

On June 19, 1914, 189 men were killed in what would become Canada’s Worst Underground Mine Disaster. The Frank Slide Interpretive Centre will offer special interpretive presentations, prop talks on underground mine lamps and audio-visual presentations all highlighting this amazing and tragic story. While at the Centre explore this amazing story through our new interactive exhibit: Voices of Disaster: The Hillcrest Experience.The Frank Slide Interpretive Centre highlights the rich heritage of the Crowsnest Pass amid the breathtaking beauty of the Canadian Rockies. The Centre is open all year.

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Crowsnest Pass Doors Open & Heritage Festival

Crowsnest Pass, Alberta
2017-08-03 to 2017-08-07 MST

2017 marks the twelfth anniversary of the Crowsnest Pass Doors Open & Heritage Festival in Crowsnest Pass, Alberta taking place over the August Long Weekend. A celebration of our unique culture, history, and heritage we offer up a variety of activities to help you experience the beautiful Crowsnest Pass.

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