Crandell Lake in Waterton Lakes National Park

Crandell Lake is a great half day hike in Waterton Lakes National Park. It's just a few short miles with an easy grade, which makes it suitable for almost any age! The scenery is definitely worth a trip in, and the lake makes an excellent place to have some lunch (there's a picnic shelter and everything). The start of this ... Read More

Waterton Lakes National Park

We've spent time in Waterton Lakes National Park in every season and I'll have to say, I'm partial to the fall! The colors are absolutely spectacular with the reds, oranges, and golds frosted by the first snow falls! So... get ready to start planning your fall hiking adventure in Waterton!      There's quite a bit to see right around ... Read More

Jasper and Miette Hot Springs

The town of Jasper marks the top of the Icefields Drive that we started many posts back in Banff! It takes about 5 hours to get from Banff to Jasper, and you'll want to stop every 2 seconds because the views are truly amazing! We spent a couple of days in the Jasper area where the weather wasn't in our ... Read More

Athabasca Glacier Trek

The Athabasca Glacier Trek was definitely a highlight of our trip into the Canadian Icefields! We're not much for tours, but we also know when we're in over our head! We don't know the first thing about navigating on a glacier, so we signed ourselves up for the guided trek up into the heart of the glacier. The view in ... Read More

Parker’s Ridge

Parker's Ridge is probably the best short hike I've ever been on, with snow-capped peaks and views of the massive Saskatchewan glacier! I'm guessing it was a little extra awesome because we were there in the late fall when the combination of fall colors, and fresh snowfall is particularly stunning. It also helps to do this hike off-season if possible, ... Read More

Icefields Parkway Drive Part 2

In the Icefields Parkway Drive Part 1, we left off halfway through at Saskatchewan River Crossing. As you head on in your journey, keep a lookout to your right for the weeping wall, it’s enormous and very impressive! You’ll climb some elevation into the Athabasca Glacier region, and it’s here the views get serious. You will definitely need to stop … Read More

Icefields Parkway Drive Part 1

  The Icefields Parkway drive stretches over 144 miles from Banff to Jasper, and it’s the most gorgeous road I’ve ever been on (which is saying something since we drive Going to the Sun road several times a year)! The drive is filled with over 100 glaciers, numerous waterfalls, and breathtaking, glacial colored lakes. Today, I’m taking you on a … Read More

Plain of 6 Glaciers

Location: Lake Louise in Banff National Park – Alberta, Canada Destination: The Plain of 6 Glaciers Distance: 8.6 Miles / 14.0 Kilometers Round-trip from Chateau Lake Louise without the scramble to Victoria Glacier. Elevation Gain: 1,400 Feet / 426 Meters Difficulty: Easy / Moderate Day Hike | Class 1 – Hiking with a low chance of injury.Trail Overview MapThe Plain … Read More

Mount St. Piran

Location: Banff National Park - Alberta, Canada Destination: Mount St. Piran Distance: 8.0 Miles / 13.0 Kilometers Round-trip from Chateau Lake Louise without taking the alternate route down the backside. Elevation Gain: 2,700 Feet / 823 Meters Difficulty: Moderate Day Hike | Class 1 - Hiking with a low chance of injuryTrail Overview MapThe trail for Mount St. Piran is ... Read More