Hiking In Banff National Park

“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.”

Jennifer Lee

Banff is an adventurer’s ultimate playground. Explore endless peaks as well as the vibrant glacial lakes & rivers of The Rocky Mountains.

Spend a day summiting mountains, or multiple days hiking the backcountry. Whatever you decide to do, prepare for it to be one of the most amazing adventures of your life.

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Hiking Guides

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Day-Hikes In Banff National Park:

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Backpacking Trails In Banff National Park:

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Hiking Near Banff National Park:

Kananaskis Country

Kananaskis is my favourite hiking destination in the Rockies and is located only 40 minutes from Banff! The peaks are rugged, the lakes are vibrant, and the scrambles are steep.

Jasper National Park

Jasper tops the list of most beautiful places in the Rockies. Jasper is a 3.5hr drive down the Icefields Parkway from Banff. Here you’ll find great day-hiking trails like Sulphur Skyline and Edith Cavell.

Waterton Lakes National Park

Waterton Lakes is located 4hrs from Banff and is home to striking red rock and countless waterfalls. Waterton’s Crypt Lake Hike was even named one of the world’s most thrilling trails by National Geographic!

Another one of my favourite hiking spots near Banff is Yoho National Park, located just 40 minutes away.

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