Improvement District No. 12

Top Adventures in Improvement District No. 12

  • Hike to Wilcox Pass

    Views of the Columbia Icefield from the Icefields Parkway pale in comparison with those achieved along this trail. Few trails anywhere are so instantly and extravagantly gratifying. That being said, be prepared to share the trail with a dozen othe...

    7.45 miles 1100 ft gain

  • Snowshoe to Wilcox Pass

    Starting from the Wilcox Campground, this hike is 12km roundtrip. If you're just looking to stretch your legs a bit, you don't have to go the full distance, you can hike as far as the first opening.Along the route, you'll take in the expanse of th...

    7.45 miles 1100 ft gain

  • Explore the Athabasca Ice Caves

    The Icefields Parkway is without a doubt one of the most beautiful drives in the world. Just off the road, you’ll find one of Jasper’s hidden gems where you can explore this stunning ice cave. Venture inside (with extreme caution) to marvel at the...

    1 miles

  • Hike along the Athabasca Glacier

    This is not an advertisement for the guided tour, but you will see so much more of the glacier than if you do a bus tour or just visit the roped off visitor area. Do you research and you can find a company that will take you up onto the glacier sa...

    3 miles 700 ft gain

  • Hike to the Summit of Parker Ridge

    While the drive from Banff to Jasper on the Icefields Parkway is astoundingly beautiful, it's long enough to make even the most seasoned roadwarrior crave the chance to stretch their legs.  At almost the exact halfway point on the lengthy drive li...

    5.5 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Photograph Upper Panther Falls

    The extraordinary Panther Falls can be found along the Columbia Icefields Parkway in Banff National Park, Alberta. This 0.3 mile long trail requires a little scrambling and extreme caution. It leads to a breathtaking view of the falls from the top...

    0.3 miles 0 ft gain

  • Hike to the Saskatchewan Glacier

    The Saskatchewan Glacier is usually seen from above, on Parker's Ridge, but this much quieter trail will give you access to the very base of the glacier. Though much longer than the famous Parker's Ridge, this trail is easy and meanders through mo...

    9.3 miles 984.3 ft gain

  • Explore Beauty Creek in Winter

    Hiking up Beauty Creek to Stanley Falls is a must do summer activity for all those who love waterfalls. In the winter, this canyon gets transformed into a magical winter wonderland full of interesting ice formations. The creek and falls freeze ove...

    3.7 miles

  • Mount Coleman Scramble

    This is an amazing hike takes you through the beautiful Sunset Meadows to a towering scramble of Mount Coleman. The 10,000ft peak offers up a challenging scrambling section for a rewarding view of Banff National Park.The trailhead is at the Sunset...

  • Backpack to Michelle Lakes

    Trailhead Owen Creek located by the East Banff National Park Boundary on the David Thompson Highway (#11). There is no sign for Owen Creek so keep you eyes open for a pullout approximately 2kms east of the Banff National Park toll gate. You will f...

    11.2 miles 7545.9 ft gain

  • Hike Mount Cline

    Starting 105 miles (169kms) from Rocky Mountain House, the trailhead for this hike begins across the highway from Thompson Creek Campground. There is a grassy area to park and the path extends obviously on the east side of the creek.The initial 2....

    18 miles 7591 ft gain

  • Explore Sunwapta Falls

    Located in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Sunwapta is a short drive along the Icefields Parkway to the Rocky Mountain Lodge. You can park at the lodge and take a short walk out to the falls. This stunning waterfall lunges about 18.5 meters (60 fee...