Things to Do \ Hiking

Hiker's Nirvana

With hundreds of kilometres of hiking trails ranging from valley bottom strolls to view tumbling waterfalls, Canmore Kananaskis is a hiker's nirvana. Jewel-toned turquoise glacier-fed lakes, remote alpine meadows carpeted in wildflowers and exquisite Rocky Mountain formations and towering jagged peaks, you’ll be planning a lifetime of trips.

Hiking is a potentially dangerous activity and can potentially result in injury or death. The hike descriptions contained the Tourism Canmore Kananaskis website are a community resource intended to help plan outings, but individuals using this resource are wholly responsible for anticipating potential hazards and evaluating their physical ability to follow a particular hike description. Take emergency equipment, a map, bear spray and do not take on a trail beyond your abilities. You are responsible for your own safety.

Helpful Resources

Wilderness First Aid Course
Trail Reports
What to Bring on a Hike
Wildsmart - Living with Bears, Cougars, and Wildlife in the Bow Valley

Sport Rentals

Gear It Up Mountain Sports and Rentals
Sports Experts
Trail Sports
Kananaskis Outfitters

Bow River Loop

Beginner

Slope Length

2 KM

Downtown Canmore is bordered by the Bow River. The river is an emerald-green fast-paced river with stunning views of Mount Rundle, an old railroad...

Chester Lake Hike

Intermediate

Slope Length

10.2 KM

Hikers, cross country skiers and snowshoers unite! Chester Lake is a year-round trail that meanders through forests and meadows leading to the...

Grassi Lakes Trail

Beginner

Slope Length

3.8 KM

The perfect family hike! The trail winds past a waterfall where it eventually leads you to two majestic turquoise lakes. You can't miss the panoramic...

Grotto Canyon Hike

Beginner

Slope Length

5 KM

Grotto Canyon is another great hike the whole family can enjoy. The narrow-walled creek bed snakes its way towards a fork in the road; heading right...

Ha Ling Peak

Advanced

Slope Length

5.4 KM

The majority of the trail leads you through switchbacks up the mountain, until leaving the treed area where the last push will continue on loose...

Lady MacDonald

Expert

Slope Length

6.6 KM

Follow the creek until you reach the trailhead on your left. You can finish the trail at the abandoned tea house, or continue to the summit....