Hiking in Banff National Park

With nearly 1000 miles of hiking trails, Banff National Park has some of the best hiking opportunities in the world. A word of caution though- weather and conditions can change rapidly in the Rocky Mountains. Make sure you check trail conditions on Park Canada before you head out!  

Corey Pass  Corey Pss on Mt Edith Circuit is on many hikers bucket lists for a reason- but it is definitely not for the faint of heart, or those scared of heights! This 8-mile loop will reward you with spectacular scenery and views of Mt Louis. We would recommend doing the trail clockwise, but expect a pretty intense climb to start- this trail does nearly 4,000 ft of elevation gain by the end.! We would recommend packing lunch, and eating it at the top of the pass! A trail map can be found here

Moraine Lake The Moraine Lake Rockpile Trail and Shoreline Trail are some beautiful and short trails that can be accessed by any level hiker, and rewards visitors with some of the best views in Banff. These trails do get busy though, so our recommendation would be to get there as early as possible. Rockpile Trail is a half-mile loop, while the Shoreline Trail is around a 2 mile out and back. Spend a few hours walking, and a few hours on the lake itself, for our idea of the perfect day on Moraine Lake! 

Plain of the Six Glaciers Trail Arguably the best day hike in the park, this 9 mile out and back starts at Lake Louise and features amazing views of mountains and glaciers before giving you an amazing birds eye view of the lake. Stop at the teahouse for a short break on the way! Get to the Lake Louise parking lot before 8am to guarantee a spot. To make it a loop, consider coming back via Lake Agnes- a detailed description of this alternate route is here. Trail map here.