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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 a fun walk that will take you up to fantastic views next to a stunning…

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Cheakamus Lake Trail – Whistler Hikes

Cheakamus Lake Trail – Whistler Hikes

The Cheakamus Lake Trail is a family-friendly hike close to Whistler that finishes by a beautiful glacial lake. When we visited, the forest was especially gorgeous with sunbeams lighting up the mist. If you need to get outside, but can’t quite face an epic hike, this is a fantastic option. If you’re not used to walking, you can turn back after the first 3km, once you had your first view of the lake. Although this is a popular walk, considering…

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Andorra Hikes – Estanys de Tristaina loop

Andorra Hikes – Estanys de Tristaina loop

What is the first thing you want to do in a new country? We always like to pop out for a hike. So when we visited Andorra on our Catalan Road trip, we wanted to squish at least one hike into our time there. The Estanys de Tristaina trail (or Tristaina Lakes trail) is an easy walk into a mountain bowl that holds three lakes, right on the Andorran border with France. If you fancy a more difficult walk, you…

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High Note Trail Whistler

High Note Trail Whistler

The High Note trail in Whistler has to be the prettiest walk we have done this year. Most hikes finish with a good viewpoint, but this walk has fantastic views the entire way. The terrain is pretty varied, but it is almost all above the treeline, so you’ll see glacial lakes, impressive glaciers and if you’re lucky you might get whistled at by a marmot. I thought I was pretty serene in my enjoyment of this walk, but Marc told…

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