Parks and Trails in Alberta

Parks in Alberta, Canada provide travelers an opportunity to explore the wilderness landscapes, eco systems and communities of the province, as well as, discover the history of the province of Alberta.

Click the Alberta Regions below to view parks, trails and places in that area.

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Fenland Trail is an easy going, very level and well maintained walking trail in the Village of Banff, Alberta, Canada in the Banff National Park. Fenland is a nature trail and picnic area destination located in a wetland environment called a fen.
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Banff
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The Hoodoo Trail is an easy going, moderately long hiking trail located near the Village of Banff, Alberta, Canada in the Banff National Park. The trail features some river, cliff, mountain and hoodoo sightseeing while hiking a forested trail along the banks of the Bow River.
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Banff
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The Bow Valley Wildland Park is a rugged park established to protect wildlife and the sensitive natural habitat in the region. The park , in many ways, is divided into 3 sections on each side of Highway #1.
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Canmore
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The Boulton Creek Trail is a 3 kilometre loop trail exploring through a forest of trees leading to a forest cabin, exploring along a mountain ridge and then back down along the banks of the creek.
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Canmore
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In the Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park near Canmore, Alberta is an elevation hiking trail leading to Miner's Peak called the Ha Ling Trail. From the mountain peak hikers will enjoy outstanding views of the community of Canmore, the Bow Valley and the Grassi Lakes area.
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Canmore
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The Elk Pass Trail is a moderate hiking and backpacking trail which begins in the Peter Lougheed Provincial Park in Kananaskis Country in Alberta, Canada and finishes in the Elk Lakes Provincial Park in the province of British Columbia, Canada.
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Canmore
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The Grotto Canyon Trail is a 3.5 kilometre loop route with an elevation gain of 60 metres. It should take 2 hours to complete depending on how curious you are. The canyon is home to pictographs dating back 8000 to 10,000 years old!
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Canmore
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The Cougar Creek Trail explores the banks of the creek under the watchful eye of Lady Macdonald Mountain. The trail, itself, follows the banks of a dry river bed most of the way.
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Canmore
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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.
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Canmore
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The Elbow River Valley and the village of Bragg Creek is a popular destination for a wide variety of outdoor adventures year-round because it covers such a vast area of protected parks and wilderness forests.
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Canmore
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The Cat Creek Trail is a 3.5 kilometre return hiking trail located in the Highwood Area of Kananaskis Country in Alberta, Canada. The route explores along the banks of Cat Creek, through a forest, over a mountain ridge and into Cat Creek Canyon where there is a waterfall.
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Canmore
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Canmore's Grassi Lakes Trail is a 4 kilometre loop hiking route providing views of waterfalls, turquoise spring fed lakes, pictographs and the community of Canmore. The trail was made popular by and dedicated to, long time local resident, Lawrence Grassi.
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Canmore
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The Evan Thomas Pathway connects Kananaskis Village with Wedge Pond. It runs parallel to Hwy #40 most of the route, dipping in and out of the forest along the way.
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Canmore
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The Upper Lake Trail is popular for hiking, shore fishing, backpacking, wilderness camping, mountain biking and sightseeing in the summer. Most of the trail is easy-going following a level paved, gravel or dirt path.
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Canmore
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The lakes - Lillian and Galatea Lake - are the two highlight destinations located at the end of the trail. It is a popular adventure route for hiking, backpacking, wilderness camping and shore fishing for brook and cutthroat trout.
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Canmore
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Yamnuska translates to "wall of stone." Its sheer 500' face can be seen from the TransCanada and the peak is often in the clouds.
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Fish Game Pond is a little fishing hole for children located in the community of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Canada. The fishing park is an ideal, easy access location for young ones to learn the art of fishing.
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Rocky Mountain House
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The Rocky Mountain House Historic Site is Alberta's first National Historic Site. The site protects and preserves the history, remains, artifacts and memories of the fur trading forts and details the life and struggles of voyageurs like David Thompson and the First Nations People.
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Rocky Mountain House
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The challenging recreation trail climbs up to some amazing views of mountain peaks, a wildflower meadow and a hanging glacier. The trail is popular for activities like hiking, rock climbing and wildlife sightings including bighorn sheep and bear.
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Jasper
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Saskatoon Island Provincial Park is a popular activity and camping destination located in the Peace Country region of Northern Alberta near the community of Grande Prairie. The 100 hectare provincial park is surrounded by water.
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Grande Prairie
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