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The Alberta Rockies are full of great hiking trails of all difficulty levels. While the following is by far not an extensive list, here are a few trails in the area that you may enjoy:
Parker Ridge Trail
Ha Ling Peak
Grotto Creek Canyon
Old Fort Point
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Go for a Drive
Not a hiker? You can still enjoy all of the beauty that Alberta has to offer. Here are some of the more popular driving trails:
Bow Valley Parkway
Kananaskis Wildlife Drive
Bison Paddock Loop
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Lake Louise is known as the "hiking Capital of Canada" and is surrounded by stunning natural beauty. Here you can everything from waterfalls, to glaciers, to amazing skiing opportunities!
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Johnston Canyon Catwalk
The Johnston Canyon trail is a relatively easy hike with scenic views. A short hike will take you to the lower falls, and a slightly longer hike to the upper falls.
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Banff National Park
Visit Banff National Park and explore valleys, glaciers, rivers, forests, mountains, and a variety of other natural wonders. Activities include boating, fishing, skiing, mountain climbing, horseback riding, ice diving, hot springs, and more!
Entrance and activity fees may apply
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The Beaver Boardwalk
The Beaver Boardwalk can be found in Hinton, Alberta and extends for approximately 3 kms. It has two observation towers for viewing and brings walkers up close to nature. Common wildlife found here includes beavers, owls, birds, large mammals, amphibians, and more.
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The Athabasca falls are a popular stop for tourists and stand approximately 23m high. There are several lookouts and walkways available for admiring the falls.