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    Top Spots in and near Kananaskis

    • Sawback, Alberta

      Hike to Bourgeau Lake

      9.3 mi / 2329.4 ft gain
      The Bourgeau Lake trailhead offers easy parking and bathrooms before departing. The hike begins with approximately an hour and a half of fairly easy walking through forest with several glimpses of the surrounding mountains and Wolverine Creek. This first stretch ends with a gorgeous waterfall, ...
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    • Improvement District No. 9, Alberta

      Hike to Healy Pass

      7.5 mi / 2198.2 ft gain
      Head up to Healy Pass in late September or early October to check out the beautiful larch trees in their golden glory. Sunshine Meadows, Assiniboine, and other amazing views can be seen from the top of this easy trail. Start your adventure in the Sunshine Village ski resort parking lot. Head behi...
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    • Improvement District No. 9, Alberta

      Sunshine Village Gondola and Standish Quad Chairlift Hike

      6.2 mi / 902.2 ft gain
      If you're looking for an adventure in the Banff area that's not as crowded as the main tourist attractions but offers as spectacular of views, check this gem out.  Make sure to check hours of operation before going, gondola/ ski lift are not always running.  Ride the gondola all the way to the to...
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    • Edgewater, Alberta

      Ski Sunshine Village

      5.0
      Do you like skiing wide open slopes of light, fluffy powder? How about staring off at massive, jagged peaks while you do it? Then do I have the resort for you… Sunshine Village in the heart of Banff National Park offers something for everyone on the slopes. There are ample wide open groomers for ...
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    • Banff, Alberta

      Mount Assiniboine: Sunshine Village to Mount Shark

      5.0
      36.37 mi / 5869 ft gain
      This trek specifically covers the distance from Sunshine Village to Mount Shark. You will need a car at Mt. Shark, as there are no shuttles from that location to Canomre or any local areas. Otherwise, you can try to hitch a ride back – your best bet is to talk with some locals or visit the Canmor...
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    • Kananaskis, Alberta

      Hike Mount Indefatigable

      4.5
      If you choose to do this hike, you'll find yourself at Kananaskis Lakes, one of my favourite spots in K-Country! Park your car at the Interlakes parking lot, have that one last bathroom break, and make your way north to get to the trailhead. The trailhead is impossible to miss as it's blocked off...
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    • Kananaskis, Alberta

      Backpack the Northover Ridge Loop

      5.0
      25 mi / 4000 ft gain
      While most people opt to hike this route as a 2 or 3 day trip, camping at Aster and Three Isle Lakes, this description is for a 1 day loop. This is NOT an easy hike to do in 1 day, however, and the ridge is no pushover for any length trip. Exercise caution and don't be afraid to backtrack if weat...
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    • Kananaskis, Alberta

      Rawson Lake & Sarrail Ridge

      4.0
      6.8 mi / 2427.8 ft gain
      Take Hwy. 40 to Kananaskis Lakes Trail. Continue on this road until you reach a turn off for Upper Kananaskis Lake Day Use Area. This is your trail head. Follow the trail along west side of the lake. After about 1 km you will reach Sarrail Falls. Shortly after crossing the bridge, take the trail ...
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    • Kananaskis, Alberta

      Rawson Lake

      4.5
      5 mi
      Getting There From Highway 1, Take Highway 40 South to Kananaskis Lakes Trail, and turn left at Upper Kananaskis Lakes Drive. The Trail The trail to Rawson Lake starts at the end of the "Day Use Area" at Upper Kananaskis Lake. The lake gently laps the shoreline to the right and moss carpets the...
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    • Kananaskis, Alberta

      Hike the Aster Lake Trail in Kananaskis Provincial Park

      7.5 mi / 1969 ft gain
      A long day hike or perfect backpack trip, this alpine lake surrounded by high peaks, starts out relatively easy from the upper Kananaskis Lake parking lot, at the far end of the south side of the lake, with a short tour around the east side of Hidden Lake, you start, what at some points will seem...
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    • Improvement District No. 9, Alberta

      Johnston Canyon Cave (Closed)

      4.4
      3.4 mi / 700 ft gain
      Off-trail is prohibited and this adventure is closed. Visit parks.canada.ca for more information.  Johnston Canyon is one of Alberta’s many gems. Located in Banff national park, this stunning waterfall hike is a quick 3.4 miles roundtrip. It’s amazing how much varied scenery you see over the co...
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    • Improvement District No. 9, Alberta

      Hike to the Ink Pots via Johnston Canyon

      3.8
      7.5 mi / 1050 ft gain
      The hike through Johnston Canyon to its Upper and Lower falls is one of the most popular hikes to do in Banff - mostly due the little effort required for the great reward.To start, take the Bow Valley Parkway (Highway 1A) - the parking lot and trailhead are clearly marked by a Johnston Canyon sig...
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    • Improvement District No. 9, Alberta

      Johnston Canyon Lower and Upper Falls

      5.0
      3.31 mi / 692 ft gain
      Getting There: The Canyon is very well marked, but here are directions anyway if you're coming from Banff: Head West on the Trans-Canada Highway for about 5 km or so. Take the Bow Valley Parkway exit, and continue West for another 18km - you'll then see signs to your right for Johnston Canyon. ...
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    • Kananaskis, Alberta

      Hike to Grizzly Ridge near Highwood Pass

      4.2 mi / 1840.6 ft gain
      The hike starts at 2206 meters elevation Highwood Pass, and takes you through beautiful Pocaterra Cirque up to the peak of Grizzly ridge at 2767 meters, an impressive altitude to attain with only a 561 meter climb.Park at the parking lot at Highwood Pass, and follow the interpretive trail to a s...
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    • Kananaskis, Alberta

      Hike Ptarmigan Cirque

      4.0
      3.1 mi / 754.6 ft gain
      Ptarmigan Cirque is a great beginner hike in Highwood Pass. Take Hwy. 40 approximately 50 km's from Hwy. 1. You will find the trail head at the Highwood Pass Day Use Area. This interpretive trail heads north along the road for about 100 meters and then crosses the highway. The trail is easy to na...
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    • Kananaskis, Alberta

      Scramble Mount Rae

      4.0
      Mount Rae has given me the slip a couple times before, so I opted to take it on solo in the hopes of getting a successful attempt in. Damn, this is a good one.Park at the Highwood Pass parking lot, and start off on the Ptarmigan Cirque Trail. Forested until you get to the cirque, check beforehand...
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