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Lake Annette via Paradise Valley – Banff

Lake Annette via Paradise Valley – Banff

Lake Annette is one of those fantastic gems that are both easy to reach and incredibly beautiful. It is located in Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies, in the middle of two of the most famous lakes; Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. However, unlike it’s famous lake-y cousins when we visited Lake Annette there was no-one else there. If you like the idea of an fun walk that will take you up to fantastic views next to a stunning…

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Fairview Mountain – Lake Louise

Fairview Mountain – Lake Louise

Fairview Mountain is one of the huge mountains with giant rocky cliffs that sits on the edge of Lake Louise in Banff National Park. When you’re standing at the lake, Fairview Mountain looks impossible for mere mortals to climb. However there is a fun trail that will take you around the back, to hike straight up there. You have to make it up over 1000m in elevation gain, but it is not technical at all, and the trail is not…

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Bow River Trail – Lake Louise

Bow River Trail – Lake Louise

The Bow River Trail is an easy riverside loop near Lake Louise Village in Banff National Park. If you fancy a quick, non strenuous walk with some mountain views, this is a great option. It’s a fun way to see the river – and it must be the perfect area to walk if you are staying at the Lake Louise Campsite. We did this walk to stretch our legs before heading out to dinner. It was a moody looking day…

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Whaleback trail from Twin Falls

Whaleback trail from Twin Falls

The Whaleback trail is a fantastic hike that will take you up above the amazing Twin Falls in Yoho National Park. You can then walk up high along a ridge with views of the surrounding Rocky Mountains. This starts from the Twin Falls Campground, but you could hike in from Takakkaw Falls and do this as a long day hike too (you’d just need to turn back to the car park at Laughing Falls.) We hiked this on a cloudy…

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