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Snow buries hiking trails at Sunshine

Snow buries hiking trails at Sunshine

Updated July 12 Most hiking trails in the Sunshine Meadows are still snow-covered during the first two weeks of July. Near record snow still blanketed the meadows on the Canada Day weekend. So much that the resort reopened the mountain to skiers during the July 1st...

Backpacking Banff’s Dormer-Panther Circuit

Backpacking Banff’s Dormer-Panther Circuit

  More and more backpackers are exploring Banff National Park's Front Ranges every year. Mostly they enter the region on the Red Deer River, either from the headwaters at Red Deer Lakes or from the park's eastern boundary at Ya Ha Tinda Ranch. But there's little...

Classic Loop Hikes in Banff and Yoho

Classic Loop Hikes in Banff and Yoho

Most of the day hikes in the Canadian Rockies are one way, up-and-back. But there's no doubt hikers prefer loop trips, or circuits, that don't require retracing their steps. Here are a few of the best. One of my favourite guidebooks is the UK's Classic Walks in the...

10 favourite waterfall hikes

10 favourite waterfall hikes

Springtime is the unofficial start of the hiking season in Canada’s National Parks and the best time to visit some of the Rockies’ spectacular waterfalls.

New access to Banff’s most popular trails

New access to Banff’s most popular trails

Update September 3, 2021: Parks Canada reopened the eastern 17 kms of the Bow Valley Parkway between Fireside and Johnston Canyon to vehicles on September 1st. This section of the Parkway was closed to vehicles and used primarily by cyclists from June 1st.  Banff...