Rocky Mountain Parks & Trails

Kananaskis Country

Kananaskis Country is a system of large protected parklands, ecological reserves and recreational areas in the Canadian Central Rockies Eco System. It is a land of mountain ranges, snow capped peaks, forests of trees, wildlife, alpine lakes, rumbling and tumbling rivers, streams and creeks.
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The Watchtower Trail is a long day hike or backpacking adventure located in the Jasper National Park near the community of Jasper, Alberta, Canada. The route is in the Maligne Mountain Range region of the park exploring along Watchtower Creek.
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Malign Lake
Jasper
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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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The Larch Valley Trail is a popular hiking adventure leading to views of the Valley of Ten Peaks, at an elevation of 2435 metres, in Banff National Park.
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Lake Louise
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The Cory Pass Trail and the Edith Pass Trail located in the Banff National Park combine for one of the more difficult and more visual rewarding hiking adventures when exploring the Rocky Mountains in Alberta Canada. There are views of mountain vistas, mountain ranges, valleys of wildflowers, glacier
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Banff
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The trail measures 2 kilometres long (there and back) and is considered an easy going route with very little elevation gain. And, because of the easy access and the well maintained trail, the Blakiston Falls Trail draws crowds and is enjoyed by all ages and fitness levels.
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Waterton
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Whistler's Mountain Tramway is a sightseeing attraction and a hiking trail located in the community of Jasper, Alberta, Canada in the Jasper National Park. A popular destination providing wide ranging views of six mountain ranges, glacier fed alpine lakes and the town of Jasper, Alberta.
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Jasper
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The Terrace Trail is a gravel recreation path that runs parallel to the Kananaskis River for most of the route, often dipping in and out of the aspen forest along the way. The route connects Kananaskis Village with the Galatea Day Use Area.
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Canmore
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Yoho National Park is a mountain recreation destination in the Kootenay region of British Columbia Canada located east of the community of Golden, BC, Canada and west of Banff Alberta. The park is part history and part recreation consisting of alpine peaks, waterfalls, lush green forests.
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Golden
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The Icefields Parkway falls within a protected wilderness corridor called the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site . A designation handed out by UNESCO in 1984.
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Lake Louise
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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 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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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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Red Rock Canyon Trail is one of the most visited sightseeing destination trails in the Waterton Lakes National Park located in the southwest corner of the province of Alberta, Canada.
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Waterton
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The Rock Glacier Trail is a boulder hike located on the low lying slopes of Mount Rae in the province of Alberta, Canada . The trail explores a mountain side of mesozoic sandstone and shale in the Peter Lougheed Provincial Park in Kananaskis Country.
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Canmore
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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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