Outdoor Experiences Archive

Category: Winter


Tunnel Mountain

The trail to the summit of Tunnel Mountain is one of the park's oldest - a popular outing for Banff residents and visitors for over a century. The summit is around 300 meters (980 feet) above the town and offers beautiful views of Banff and its surrounded peaks. You will also see Banff Springs Golf Course, the Bow River, the massive cliffs of Mount Rundle, the Town of Banff, Vermilion Lakes, and the Massive Range.

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Johnston Canyon

The most popular short hike in Banff National Park, Johnston Canyon leads to two impressive waterfalls following a trail ‘attached’ to the face of sheer canyon walls where the rushing water of Johnston Creek is literally beneath your feet. Distance: 1.1 km to the Lower Falls and 2.7 km one way to the 30 m Upper Falls. Though the catwalks and viewpoints at the two falls have sturdy railings, there have been a number of serious accidents when hikers have left the trail and fallen into this deceptively powerful mountain stream. Stay on the trail and keep young children under control.

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Sundance Canyon

Throughout most of its long history, the 2.4-km (1.5-mile) loop trail leading through Sundance Canyon was accessible by road from the town of Banff. In the mid-1980s, the road beyond the Cave and Basin was converted to a paved walking and cycling path, which made the trip longer but more scenically varied. Today, many people bike to the canyon on the paved trail (or cross country ski during the winter), but much of the approach follows beside the Bow River and is a pleasant route for walkers as well. The first 1.6 km (1 mi), the trail follows the Bow River and its side channels with views of the rugged peaks to the north, including the distinctive spire of Mount Edith.

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Fenland Trail

This short but interesting walk on the edge of the town of Banff loops through forest at the eastern edge of the Vermillion Lakes marshland. The trail runs beside the meandering waters of Echo and Forty Mile Creeks and loops through a spruce forest carpeted with bunchberry and a green cloud of horsetails.

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