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    • Bragg Creek, Alberta

      Cross-Country Ski and Scramble to Oldforgetmenot for Sunrise

      9.9 mi / 2395 ft gain
      I think it's because I tend to watch football on Sundays that I've started doing more sunrise hikes --- can't say I regret it either! Oldforgetmenot is a perfect objective to take in a sunrise on: elevation gain isn't too intense, distance isn't too trying, and there are quite a few stretches tha...
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    • Bragg Creek, Alberta

      Scramble Mount Glasgow

      3.0
      14.3 mi / 4265.1 ft gain
      As with most hikes in the Bragg Creek/Little Elbow area, the trail begins at the Little Elbow campground. To make the hike a tiny bit shorter, most people bike for the first 4 km on the Big Elbow trail to South Glasgow Creek. If you're not using a GPS trail, you'll know you're at the creek once y...
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    • Bragg Creek, Alberta

      Hike Nihahi Ridge

      4.5
      8.1 mi / 2624.7 ft gain
      This year on the summer solstice, I was invited to go up Nihahi Ridge to celebrate. It's in one of my personal most underrated areas of the Rockies just west of Bragg Creek, and it's a popular objective, but less so during the evening. The trail begins once you park your car at the Little Elbow p...
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    • Kananaskis, Alberta

      Snowshoe the Kent Ridge North Outlier

      3.7 mi / 2395 ft gain
      Attempt this in a winter with some great snowfall and you might be able to get some great shots of the beautiful cornices that form on the ridge.The trailhead is at the north end of the Sawmill Parking lot right by the outhouses. It heads past a metal gate to a maze of old logging roads. The prop...
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    • Improvement District No. 9, Alberta

      Hike the Cory & Edith Pass Trail

      4.0
      9.3 mi / 3002 ft gain
      Going west from Banff, take the first exit for Highway 1A (Bow Valley Parkway). Take the first right up to the fireside picnic area and begin your hike here.  The first 5kms of the hike climb uphill through the forest, making up most of the 915m elevation gain. Watch for trail markers over the ro...
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    • Edgewater, British Columbia

      Scramble the Towers

      12.4 mi / 3937 ft gain
      From the Assiniboine Lodge (or your campsite or your hut), follow directions to Wonder Pass. After the pass, there are two ways to get up to The Towers, which you can see on the map in the pictures. The first option is to keep going on Wonder Pass Trail a bit further, lose some elevation and cut ...
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    • Edgewater, British Columbia

      Hike to Windy Ridge

      10.6 mi / 1640.4 ft gain
      Windy Ridge is located by Og Pass in the Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park. Whether you start from any of the campgrounds, huts or the lodge, the way to the Windy Ridge Trail is well indicated and the trail itself is well worn. Beware that if you are using the Gem Trek map (1:100,000), the notes ...
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    • Sawback, Alberta

      Ice Climbing at Bear Spirit

      From the parking lot head East for about 200m, to find the trail that heads North. The trail follows the riverbed for about 45 minutes and in parts is washed out. A piece of flagging tape and a downed tree that is used as a bench marks the point where the trail gets tougher. At this point you wil...
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    • Edgewater, British Columbia

      Hike to Nub Peak

      5.0
      7.3 mi / 2789 ft gain
      Starting right at Mt. Assiniboine Lodge, there is very clear signage for this hike. The arrows will lead you over a wooden walkway right before you begin a gentle assent through the woods,gaining elevation the further you go, and then arrive at The Nublet which is before the peak. The Nublet has ...
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    • Edgewater, British Columbia

      Explore Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park

      5.0
      Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site sequestered 27 km from the nearest road. We took a helicopter in, and hiked out . You can also hike both ways, but the hiking once you are there is more amazing than on the way in. You can also ski in on backcountry skis in the Win...
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    • Kananaskis, Alberta

      Ice Climb at King Creek

      4.0
      Follow the defined path trailing roughly along the creek bed, a 20 minute hike from the car park. King Creek lies at the bottom of a gorge with steep rock walls on either side and a cascade of fat ice being forced out of the rocks. It's a gorgeous spot, showcasing the true beauty of Kananaskis.It...
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    • Sawback, Alberta

      Climb Aftonroe

      Route on Mount CoryThe spectacular view of the river and forest below is called Backswamp- in the past it was referred to as Aftonroe by a local writer Jon Whyte- The naming of this route was made in his memory5.7 Sport Route- 9 Pitches Approach: Park on the left side of the Bow Valley Parkway, H...
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    • Sawback, Alberta

      Climb Mt. Cory

      3.0
      Park at the viewpoint parking lot on the left side of the highway, approximately 2.8 km (1.7 mi) after turning off of the Trans Canada Highway. The trailhead is easily located on the north side of the highway. The approach is short but steep and sustained. It starts as a trail and finishes as a s...
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    • Kananaskis, Alberta

      Snowshoe up Gypsum Ridge

      3.7 mi / 1378 ft gain
      If you have a topographic map of Kananaskis Lakes, the trailhead is just to the east of Blackshale Creek. If you don't have a topographic map of the area, the Google Maps pin on this adventure will help you get there --- you'll see a pretty large opening on the south side of the road. Luckily, th...
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    • Sawback, Alberta

      Hike Mount Bourgeau

      5.0
      12 mi / 2460 ft gain
      Taking Hwy 1 West of Banff for approximately 8 miles you'll come to the Bourgeau Lake Trailhead. This trail starts with a 4.5 mile, 2460ft elevation through the forest to the beautiful Bourgeau Lake. This glacial tarn signals the start of the alpine and a wonderful morning hike on it's own. From ...
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    • Sawback, Alberta

      Hike to Bourgeau Lake and Harvey Pass

      5.0
      12.5 mi / 3360 ft gain
      The trailhead for Bourgeau Lake/Harvey Pass is on the west side of Trans-Canada Highway approximately 5 miles west of Banff.  The turn-off is approximately 0.9 miles past the Sunshine Village Ski Resort exit.  There is a small parking lot and a restroom at the trailhead. Enter through the gate to...
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