The wonderful Kananaskis area is a true playground for outdoor lovers. The hikes accessed from the Smith-Dorrien road are amongst the best in Alberta, but without the crowds of nearby Banff National Park. Here we include some of the best hikes in the Spray Valley Provincial Park and Peter Lougheed Provincial Park. You’re going to love these Kananaskis hikes!
(10.4km, 747m, 4-6h)
Tent Ridge may have the best views in Kananaskis, looking back at the Spray Lakes Reservoir. Be warned, there is a bit of scrambling on the way up. If you don’t like to scramble, do the hike in reverse and go up and back along the ridge to savour the stunning views.
(11.8km, 680m, 4-6.5h)
The hike to Black Prince Cirque and then Black Prince Lakes is stunning. This hike takes you to a classic Kananaskis cirque and then the beautiful Black Prince Lakes. It’s hard to believe so few people take the time to hike up to Black Prince Lakes and Black Prince Cirque.
(9.6km, 705m, 4-6h)
The hike to Old Goat Glacier is a classic Kananaskis hike on the Smith-Dorrien. While not as popular as other trails, this is a fun hike that is great for intermediate hikers who don’t mind a few steep bits. There are great views of the Old Goat Glacier as well as back towards the Spray Lakes Reservoir.