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Bow River Trail – Lake Louise

Bow River Trail – Lake Louise

The Bow River Trail is an easy riverside loop near Lake Louise Village in Banff National Park. If you fancy a quick, non strenuous walk with some mountain views, this is a great option. It’s a fun way to see the river – and it must be the perfect area to walk if you are staying at the Lake Louise Campsite. We did this walk to stretch our legs before heading out to dinner. It was a moody looking day…

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Whaleback trail from Twin Falls

Whaleback trail from Twin Falls

The Whaleback trail is a fantastic hike that will take you up above the amazing Twin Falls in Yoho National Park. You can then walk up high along a ridge with views of the surrounding Rocky Mountains. This starts from the Twin Falls Campground, but you could hike in from Takakkaw Falls and do this as a long day hike too (you’d just need to turn back to the car park at Laughing Falls.) We hiked this on a cloudy…

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Twin Falls (& Laughing Falls) – Yoho National Park

Twin Falls (& Laughing Falls) – Yoho National Park

Yoho National Park is full of truly spectacular waterfalls. In my previous post, I showed off the impressive Takakkaw Falls; But if you start from there, you can hike on to both Laughing Falls and Twin Falls. Both of these have their own campsites as well as a bunch of other super fun trails. We were lucky to snag a campsite at Twin Falls, so got to sleep far within the wilderness. However even if you can’t camp you’d be…

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Takakkaw Falls – Yoho National Park

Takakkaw Falls – Yoho National Park

Takakkaw Falls is a seriously amazing waterfall that you can drive (almost) right up to. I wouldn’t really consider this a hike, but it is a fantastic place to stop and eat your lunch while taking in the epic splashy views. Takakkaw  (apparently pronounced Tah-kuh-kah), means “it is wonderful” in the local Cree language. It is easy to see why this name was chosen; The massive 250m+ drop blasts water out in a huge spurt that sprays the whole area…

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