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Great Glacier Trail – Glacier National Park

Great Glacier Trail – Glacier National Park

The Great Glacier trail is one of the quick, easy to reach hikes in Glacier National Park (in Canada) that you can stop and visit as you drive to Roger’s Pass. This trail used to lead up to the toe of the Illecillewaet Glacier. Nowadays the glacier has receded so far up the mountain that you cannot see if from this trail, but it is still a fun walk that rewards you with stunning views of Mount Sir Donald. We…

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Dog Lake – Kootenay National Park

Dog Lake – Kootenay National Park

Dog Lake is a pretty lake in Kootenay National Park in the Candian Rockies. It’s only 2.6km hike in each direction, but you get to cross the crazily blue Kootenay River and finish at a perfect picturesque mountain lake. If you like pretty suspension bridges, easy hikes and swimming in a beautiful lake, you’ll probably love this mini adventure. Also, if you are lucky, Dog Lake itself can turn into a giant mirror, reflecting the beautiful Mitchell Range of mountains…

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Stanley Glacier – Kootenay National Park

Stanley Glacier – Kootenay National Park

The Stanley Glacier in Kootenay National Park (Canada) is a stunning area to hike up to. The path has an easy section up into the hanging valley, a moderate section that will take you on a loop with amazing views below the glacier. Then if you are feeling epic (and don’t mind scrambling up beyond the pathway) you can climb right up to the toe of the glacier and touch it. The views are fantastic right from the start of…

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Tangle Creek Falls – Icefields Parkway

Tangle Creek Falls – Icefields Parkway

Tangle Creek Falls is a pretty impressive multi-tiered waterfall, which is one of the many gorgeous possible stops along the Icefields Parkway (the main road between Banff and Jasper). The waterfall has a 35 m drop split between multiple layers. Each tier splits into lots of smaller streams which seem to be in a tangle – maybe that is how it got its name!? There is no hike to get to this one, you just need to cross the highway…

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