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C-level Cirque – Banff Hikes

C-level Cirque – Banff Hikes

The trail to C-level Cirque is a forest-filled walk up to an old mining area just outside of Banff. There are some fantastic views of Lake Minnewanka on the way up, and then the viewpoint at the top allows you to stare up into a massive mountain bowl, that has been hollowed out by a glacier. This was the highest that miners were able to dig for coal. Our most recent trip to Japser and Banff was in the middle…

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Moraine Lake Shoreline Trail – Banff National Park

Moraine Lake Shoreline Trail – Banff National Park

Moraine Lake is another of the superstar sights in Banff National Park. It was truly gorgeous, especially in the snow; So I can see why so many thousands of people flock here each week! However, just like Lake Louise, you don’t have to go very far to have a little peace and quiet! The Moraine Lake Shoreline Trail is a pretty (and super easy) path along the edge of this bright blue lake. There were other people wandering along this…

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Highline trail to Big Beehive and Lake Agnes

Highline trail to Big Beehive and Lake Agnes

One of the best things about hiking near Lake Louise is that your efforts can be rewarded with tea and cake! There are two famous teahouses above Lake Louise. We visited the first at the Plain of the Six Glaciers in the morning. Then, as we still had plenty of energy, we decided to return via the highline trail to the Big Beehive and the other teahouse at Lake Agnes. If you have less time, you could easily just pop…

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Plain of Six Glaciers – Banff National Park

Plain of Six Glaciers – Banff National Park

The Plain of Six Glaciers hike is a pretty amazing alpine walk that leads up from the super instagrammable Lake Louise, to some gorgeous glacial views and a pretty teahouse. I found quite a few blogs that say this is a very challenging walk, but to be honest, if you go at your own pace, I am sure anyone with reasonable fitness will be able to manage this. We had so much fun that we extended the walk into a…

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