Buller Pass Wildflowers, Kananaskis

Shell Station at COP, HWY 1 8435 Bowfort Rd NW, Calgary, AB T3B 2V2

Description: A meandering trail leads to a waterfall, unique rock outcrops, rugged cliff bands, and an open alpine valley. A steep rocky slope leads to Buller Pass where spectacular views of Ribbon Lake and Mount Assiniboine are achieved. Meet Place: Shell at COP Directions: Meet at the Shell station at COP. Distance/Length: Rated (MOD/INT), 12 km […]

Burstall Pass Larch, Kananaskis

Shell Station at COP, HWY 1 8435 Bowfort Rd NW, Calgary, AB T3B 2V2

Description: Burstall Pass trail winds through forests and willow flats near the Burstall Lakes then climbs to alpine meadows and golden larches. Definitely one of the top larch hikes in Kananaskis! Meet Place: Meet at the Shell Gas station across from COP on Hwy 1 (Trans Canada) at 7:30 a.m. or at the trailhead at 9:30 […]

Elbow & Rae Lake Larch, Kananaskis

Shell Station at COP, HWY 1 8435 Bowfort Rd NW, Calgary, AB T3B 2V2

Description: We'll hike to the popular Elbow Lake and beyond to the beautiful, peaceful, and rarely-visited Rae Lake. We'll check out Edworthy Falls en route to Rae Lake, which is nestled below the north end of Mt. Rae and the east of Tombstone Pass and surrounded by golden larch trees in the fall. Meet Place: Shell […]

Healy & Simpson’s Pass Larch, Banff National Park

Shell Station at COP, HWY 1 8435 Bowfort Rd NW, Calgary, AB T3B 2V2

Description: This Parks Canada Trail is well maintained and allows for beautiful views of many gorgeous peaks and Egypt Lake. The start of the trail keeps you shaded from the summer sun as you gradually climb. The hike starts with a wide, rolling trail that narrows as you go. The lush forest and the bridge […]

Lillian & Galatea Lakes to Guinn’s Pass & Ribbon Lake views, Kananaskis

Shell Station at COP, HWY 1 8435 Bowfort Rd NW, Calgary, AB T3B 2V2

Description: The trail to Lillian Lake and the Galatea Lakes follows a forested trail alongside Galatea Creek, crisscrossing bridges until Lillian Lake comes into view. The 1 km climb to Galatea lake offers spectacular views followed by more hiking to Guinn's Pass where we get a view of Ribbon Lake and the entire Kananaskis Valley. […]

Mount Hoffman & Tiger Jaws waterfalls, Kananaskis

Red Deer Lake Church 96187 Spruce Meadows Green SW, Calgary, AB T1S 2R9, Canada

Description: Mount Hoffman hike is the perfect first summit hike for beginner hikers. Beginning in Sheep River Provincial Park in the southern part of Kananaskis (about an hour southwest of Calgary), the Tiger Jaws Waterfalls and the Sheep River Gorge are the first impressive sights along the trail. A gradual climb follows along with one […]

Banff Neighbourhoods & Hoodoos cafe hike

Shell Station at COP, HWY 1 8435 Bowfort Rd NW, Calgary, AB T3B 2V2

Description: We'll walk from Banff townsite, along the Bow River, through neighbourhoods, and along forested pathways below the steep cliffs of Tunnel Mountain. As the final section of the trail ascends, views open up across the Bow Valley to Mount Rundle. We'll loop back through town to warm up at a café *. *Café stop […]

Canmore Policeman’s Creek, neighbourhoods, Highline Trail Café Loop

Malcolm Hotel Canmore 3JPW+PW Canmore, Alberta

Description: We'll hike the neighbourhoods, river trails, and the High Line Trail trail in Canmore. We'll walk along the Bow River towards the Three Sisters mountain ranges before walking the Highline Trail. We'll stop in downtown Canmore for a coffee post-hike if you have time. Bring lunch for the hike and we will eat along […]

Canmore walk, Downtown, Cougar Creek, Montane Traverse & Café

Shell Station at COP, HWY 1 8435 Bowfort Rd NW, Calgary, AB T3B 2V2

Description: We'll hike from downtown to the north SUNNY side of Canmore, exploring Cougar Creek and the Montane Traverse Trail and soaking up views of surrounding peaks as we follow pathways, through neighbourhoods, and back through downtown. Bring food fand drinks for the trail side lunch and then you can stop post walk for a […]

Grotto Canyon ice walk & Canmore café, Kananaskis

Shell Station at COP, HWY 1 8435 Bowfort Rd NW, Calgary, AB T3B 2V2

Description: We'll walk into the impressive Grotto Canyon before heading to Canmore for a hot drink! Icers (cleats) are necessary for this winter hike as we'll be walking on ice at times.  You can rent cleats from Sports Rent in Calgary. Meet Place: Shell Station at COP Directions: Meet at the Shell station at COP. Distance/Length: Rated […]

BIRTHDAY HIKE: Curly Sands & Mesa Butte Summit, Kananaskis

Red Deer Lake Church 96187 Spruce Meadows Green SW, Calgary, AB T1S 2R9, Canada

Description: We'll celebrate a birthday with homemade cupcakes while enjoying this foothills summit hike close to Calgary. We'll head southwest of Calgary to the foothills near Millarville to hike to big views (we'll see the city!) atop Mesa Butte. This little summit hike is little known but so close to the city. A great one […]

Raven’s End hike on Mount Yamnuska, Birthday Hike (with cupcakes!), Kananaskis

Mount Yamnuska trailhead, Kananaskis 4WC7+FH Seebe, Alberta

Description: A forested climb to the east ridge of Yamnuska known as Raven's End leads to spectacular views. This hike is part of the Spring session of hikes with Club Fit Frog. Meet Place: Mount Yamnuska trailhead, Kananaskis Directions: Hwy. 1A (Bow Valley Trail). 2.1 km east of 1X Highway turn left (north) onto the quarry […]