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Gems in Banff National Park - 3

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gem Favorite Valley of the Ten Peaks: Time stands still during this beautiful early morning at Moraine Lake in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta.

Moraine Lake

(8) Lake Lo…, AB
gem Favorite The Alexandra River at its river flats near where Castleguard River empties into it. Looking downstream (east-northeast) the two peaks in the center are thought to be Mt. Amery (center left) and Willerval Mountain (center right).

Alexandra River Flats

(1) Lake Lo…, AB
gem Favorite Lake Louise poses with Victoria Glacier at its far end and Mt. Victoria hidden in the clouds.

Lake Louise

(7) Lake Lo…, AB

Recommended Routes in Banff National Park - 11

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Favorite Lake Louise poses with Victoria Glacier at its far end and Mt. Victoria hidden in the clouds.
Intermediate/Difficult

Plain of Six Glaciers to Mirror Pond Loop

9.2 mi 14.8 km 2,569' Up 783.13 m Up 2,568' Down 782.8 m Down

Lake Lo…, AB
Favorite You'll pack on quite a bit of vertical in a very short time on this hike!
Difficult

Cory & Edith Passes

8.1 mi 13.0 km 3,312' Up 1009.57 m Up 3,314' Down 1010.24 m Down

Banff, AB
Favorite Waterfall next to Lake Agnes tea house
Intermediate/Difficult

Lake Agnes and Big Beehive

6.1 mi 9.9 km 1,892' Up 576.82 m Up 1,891' Down 576.45 m Down

Lake Lo…, AB
Favorite Healy Pass at sunrise in mid-September 2022.
Intermediate/Difficult

Healy Pass Out and Back

11.6 mi 18.6 km 2,181' Up 664.7 m Up 2,181' Down 664.68 m Down

Banff, AB
Favorite Incredible views abound at Peter Lougheed Provincial Park!
Very Difficult

Northover Ridge Figure Eight

29.2 mi 47.0 km 5,129' Up 1563.39 m Up 5,117' Down 1559.66 m Down

Canmore, AB
Favorite View from top of trail
Difficult

Lake Louise to Mount St. Piran

7.9 mi 12.7 km 3,211' Up 978.66 m Up 3,210' Down 978.45 m Down

Lake Lo…, AB
Favorite Jonas Pass, looking northwest.
Difficult

Brazeau Loop

49.3 mi 79.3 km 6,084' Up 1854.43 m Up 6,084' Down 1854.54 m Down

Golden, BC
Favorite The Three Sisters Peaks from the summit of Wind Ridge.
Difficult

Wind Ridge Out and Back

8.5 mi 13.7 km 2,484' Up 757.14 m Up 2,484' Down 757.11 m Down

Canmore, AB
Favorite Bask in the beauty of Lake Minnewanka.
Easy/Intermediate

Lake Minnewanka: Warden's Cabin Out-and-Back

19.1 mi 30.7 km 62' Up 18.98 m Up 62' Down 18.84 m Down

Banff, AB
Favorite Nigel Creek is below the trail near the Nigel Creek Trailhead.
Intermediate

Nigel Pass

9.6 mi 15.4 km 1,081' Up 329.57 m Up 1,081' Down 329.62 m Down

Golden, BC
Favorite Chester Lake in mid-September, 2022.
Intermediate/Difficult

Chester Lake Day Use Trail

6.2 mi 10.0 km 1,179' Up 359.5 m Up 1,179' Down 359.32 m Down

Canmore, AB

Banff National Park Hiking

  • 671 Miles 1,080 Kilometers of Trail
  • 11 Recommended Routes
  • 3 Gems Gems
  • 14 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 33 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 26 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Banff National Park - 62

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2.8 mi 4.5 km #1Cory Pass
Difficult
Banff, AB
Difficult
Banff, AB
1.6 mi 2.6 km #2Parker Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Jasper Park Lodge, AB
Intermediate
Jasper Park Lodge, AB
0.8 mi 1.2 km #3Fairview Mountain Trail
Difficult
Lake Louise, AB
Difficult
Lake Louise, AB
3.8 mi 6.2 km #4Helen Lake Trail
Difficult
Lake Louise, AB
Difficult
Lake Louise, AB
132.9 mi 213.9 km #5Great Divide Trail - Section C (Kananaskis Lakes to Field)
Difficult
Canmore, AB
Difficult
Canmore, AB
122.8 mi 197.6 km #6Great Divide Trail - Section E (Saskatchewan Crossing to Jasper)
Difficult
Lake Louise, AB
Difficult
Lake Louise, AB
1.4 mi 2.3 km #7Harvey Trail to Harvey Pass (Trail:19B)
Intermediate/Difficult
Banff, AB
Intermediate/Difficult
Banff, AB
18.3 mi 29.5 km #8South Boundary Trail: Nigel Creek Trailhead to Brazeau Lake
Difficult
Golden, BC
Difficult
Golden, BC
3.3 mi 5.3 km #9Razor's Edge
Very Difficult
Canmore, AB
Very Difficult
Canmore, AB
1.3 mi 2.1 km #10Sarrail Ridge Trail
Difficult
Canmore, AB
Difficult
Canmore, AB

Photos of Banff National Park - 162

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Lake Louise poses with Victoria Glacier at its far end and Mt. Victoria hidden in the clouds.
Feb 6, 2017 near Lake Lo…, AB
Views of Upper Kananaskis Lake from the ridge.
Nov 8, 2021 near Canmore, AB
Path and benches around inkpots.
Aug 15, 2022 near Banff, AB
Baker Lake, Fossil Mountain (left) and Brachiopod Mountain (right) in the Skoki highlands.
Feb 5, 2021 near Lake Lo…, AB
Castleguard Mountain in the distance (center) rises above Saskatchewan Glacier. Melt water from the glacier is the beginning of the North Saskatchewan River.
Sep 22, 2019 near Jasper…, AB
panoramic view of Glacier Lake in the morning from the backcountry campsite
Mar 11, 2020 near Lake Lo…, AB
Chester Lake in mid-September, 2022.
Nov 22, 2022 near Canmore, AB
Healy Pass at sunrise in mid-September 2022.
Nov 22, 2022 near Banff, AB