The Canadian Mount Everest Trail is an easy-going sightseeing trail with great views of lakes and mountains in the Peter Lougheed Provincial Park located in Kananaskis Country in Alberta, Canada.
It is an interpretive trail dedicated to the memory of 11 Canadians who like to climb. In 1982, in the month of October, the Canadian Mount Everest Expedition Team became the first Canadians to ever reach the summit of the highest mountain in the world - Mt. Everest.
The Canadian Mount Everest Trail is a 2.2 kilometre loop trail with information signs about the expedition and the natural wilderness that surrounds you. The elevation gain is only 120 metres. The trail is not difficult although the name - Mount Everest - may imply something different.
The Canadian Mount Everest Trail is a well maintained dirt and gravel walking trail leading to viewpoints. There are many good sight lines located along the route and there are some very well placed viewing and sitting benches too.
There are sections of the Canadian Mount Everest Trail that are level with easy hiking and there are sections of the trail which climb up wooden stairs, climb over exposed tree roots and skirt along cliff ridges.
The highlight of the trail is the lookout overlooking Elk Pass and the Upper and Lower Kananaskis Lakes. It is truly some impressive far reaching views of massive mountain ranges, some with snow capped peaks.
Elk Pass is the lowest elevation valley in the Continental Divide within 100 kilometres of Kananaskis Country. The land was a migration route for wildlife and man for many centuries. It once was the migration route for the mighty bison.
Canmore, Alberta Canada