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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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Juniper Loop trail at Sinclair Canyon

Juniper Loop trail at Sinclair Canyon

The Juniper Loop trail is an easy-ish trail that will take you on a loop around the Sinclair Canyon at the edge of Kootenay National Park in the Canadian Rockies. We love the views from the North side of the trail when you can peek down to the Columbia Valley and possibly see wild bighorn sheep. You can start and end the trail at Raduim hot springs, so when the pandemic is over – you’d be able to finish this…

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Panorama Summit Trail – Columbia Valley

Panorama Summit Trail – Columbia Valley

There are some fantastic hiking trails at the Panorama Mountain Ski Resort near Invermere in East Kootenay, Canada. In the summer, the ski-lifts are re-purposed to carry up mountain bikes and hikers, so there are trails that you can reach without needing to climb up the lower part of the mountain. Just make sure you pick up a map if you decide to hike here, as walkers should avoid the bike trails. The resort is nestled in the Purcell Mountain…

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Hoodoos Trail – Columbia Valley

Hoodoos Trail – Columbia Valley

The Hoodoos trail is a super easy, family friendly walk near Fairmont Hot Springs in Columbia Valley, Canada. I always love seeing interesting geological formations so as soon as I heard about these, I was keen to visit. We’ve seen the hoodoos in Banff and the Gargoyles near Squamish, but these ones were much grander – they are more of a castle than a fairy spire! I should probably mention that I’d smashed my knee previous evening on our way…

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