The Kananaskis is a series of Provincial Parks south of Banff National Park. While relatively undiscovered to tourists, many locals prefer spending their weekends enjoying the rugged Kananaskis. While the southern, Highwood region, is closed for half the year, there are still lots of great hikes on this list! The best hikes here are mostly intermediate and advanced hikes, but the Kananaskis Region is also a great place for family hikes, however there are two on our list. You’re going to love these hikes! We share the Top 10 Hikes along Kananaskis Trail (Hwy 40) in Kananaskis below.
(11.5km, 740m, 4-5.5h)
The hike to Sarrail Ridge offers some of the most stunning views in the Canadian Rockies, it is truly spectacular. The final push up Sarrail Ridge is also perhaps the steepest hike we share in the Canadian Rockies. The informal route is degraded and challenging, and not one we’d do when wet or icy.
(16.7km, 740m, 5-7h)
The hike to Galatea Lakes is spectacular. The first bit to Lillian Lake is through forest, the route above Lillian Lake is outstanding, especially the circuit around Lower Galatea Lake. This hike takes in Lillian Lake, Lower Galatea Lake and Upper Galatea Lake.