The Canadian Rockies are a hiker’s paradise. Whether you like alpine lakes, mountain tops, canyons with waterfalls, or glaciers, we’ve got you covered. 

1.Galatea Lake

Galatea Lakes in Kananaskis Country is just an hour from Calgary, the closest big city. It’s the perfect hike on a hot summer day as you mostly hike sheltered in the forest and visit three stunning lakes. 

2. Sulphur Mountain 

Sulphur Mountain is a classic hike in Banff National Park. If you ever saw any pictures of Banff, chances are you saw Sulphur Mountain. It’s mostly popular due to Gondola leading to the top.

3. Johnston Canyon

A great family-friendly hike in Banff National Park is Johnston Canyon. It features several cascading waterfalls while walking through a deep canyon. The trailhead is located along the Bow Valley Parkway, a great road for wildlife watching.

4. Wilcox Pa

Wilcox Pass Hike in Jasper National Park is one of the highlights when travelling on Icefields Parkway. Icefields Parkway connects Banff and Jasper National Parks, and it’s considered one of the most beautiful roads in the world. 

5. Iceline Trail

Iceline Trail is my absolute favourite hike in the Rockies. While Yoho National Park is small, it has a lot of natural wonders, like the Takakkaw Falls, the 2nd highest waterfall in Canada. 

6. Floe Lake

The Floe Lake hike starts with crossing the turquoise Kootenay River. Due to the wildfires years ago, many trees burnt out, but the trail is slowly gaining some elevation on an easy dirt trail.