The town of Canmore is a great base for hiking, with a great mix of challenging hikes and great family strolls. Located just outside Banff National Park, and approximately 15 minutes drive from the town of Banff, you’ll mostly meet locals and Calgarians when out hiking. The top 10 Hikes around Canmore range from incredible ridge-walks, exciting summit’s and wonderful family-friendly strolls. You’re going to love these hikes!
(5.3km, 885m, 3-5h)
The hike up Ha Ling is an iconic Canmore hike, and the first summit for many locals. Rising above the town, this is a busy trail year-round. We like adding in the nearby Miner’s Peak and the Three Humps to make this hike even more special. Note that there is some construction in 2018 which may close the trail at times.
(3.7km, 25m, 0.75-1.5h)
Families and visitors to Canmore will love this hike, as it allows you to stroll along the great shops of Canmore’s main street before walking along the Bow River to the Canmore Engine Bridge. You end the hike in Riverside Park, a great place to enjoy a picnic and mountain gazing. This is a great hike year-round.