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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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Lightning Lake loop in Manning Park

Lightning Lake loop in Manning Park

Manning Provincial Park is gorgeous! Lisa, Shannon and I had spent our first day hiking up Windy Joe Mountain to the fire lookout. So for our second day in the park we decided to find an easier hike. Lightning Lake loop was perfect for this. The hike must be lovely in the summer, especially if you fancy a swim in the lake. In winter (or spring) it is good for snowshoeing, or hiking with microspikes. We started with an extra…

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Windy Joe Mountain – Manning Park hikes

Windy Joe Mountain – Manning Park hikes

Hiking up Windy Joe Mountain is a great introduction to Manning Provincial Park. This trail follows an old road, so it is pretty wide, with a not-too-crazily-steep gradient. This makes it pretty perfect for snowshoeing, although I have a feeling it’d be a fun walk at any time of year. The trail finishes at a fire lookout with a cool building, a historic fire-locator and epic views. I had made plans to go hiking with the lovely Lisa from West…

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