Top 6 Best Hikes In The Canadian Rockies

The Canadian Rockies is one of the hiker’s paradise as it has many fun activities to see such as mountain tops, alpine lakes, glaciers, canyons with waterfalls, and more. The Canadian Rockies are located in Kananaskis Country, Jasper National Park, Banff National Park, Kootenay National Park, and Yoho National Park. In this article, we will discuss the 6 best hikes in the Canadian Rockies

Galatea Lakes

This lake is in Kananaskis Country and you only drive just an hour from Calgary city. It is ideal for hiking during hot summer days as you shelter in the forest.

Sulphur Mountain

This is a great hike in Banff National Park. It is well known for its Gondola leading to the top but you can likewise tour and hike up. You can reach the top of the mountain in just 2 hours and it is about 5.5 km long to reach the upper gondola terminal. You will find a gift shop, restaurant, café, and interpretative display on the terminal.

Johnston Canyon

Another great family hike place is Johnston Canyon. It has cascading waterfalls as you walk through a deep canyon. There is a trailhead that is located at Bow Valley Parkway where you can watch wildlife.

Wilcox Pass

This is one of the tourist attractions sites when traveling on Icefields Parkway. Apart from many glaciers, waterfalls, and lakes, there are a lot of hikes on the Icefields Parkway. The Wilcox Pass is loved by many people due to its incredible views and length.

Iceline Trail

It is another great hike in the Rockies. It starts with Whiskey Jack Hostel and then you climb steeply through the trees up to when you reach the treeline, there is Takakkaw Falls on the right which is 833 feet high.

Floe Lake

Although it is almost inaccessible, it is a great hiking site with a well-trodden trail. The Floe Lake hike begins with crossing the Kootenay River and after 11 km you will see beautiful Floe Lake with a great wall in the background.