Hiking in the Bow Valley and Canadian Rockies

Since you’ve decided to stay in Canmore for your mountain adventure, you better not be spending all your time inside! Hiking can be a great way to get away from the crowds and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of our surrounding area. The great outdoors is accessible all year long, so strap on some good sturdy boots and try hiking in the Bow Valley and Canadian Rockies!

Some day hikes are great for any season, some might only be accessible at certain times of the year. This is by no means a comprehensive list. The Rocky Mountains would take even the most avid hiker a couple of lifetimes to fully explore. From Kananaskis to Castle Mountain, Lake Louise to Policeman’s Creek, it’s all great and it’s all waiting for you to explore!

Spring Hiking in the Rockies

Photos: Top Left- West Wind Pass, Top Right- Egypt Lake by @calebhphotography,  Bottom Left- Porcupine Ridge, Bottom Left – Grassy Knob, View of Three Sisters

We’ve put together a collection of some of our favourite day hikes by season and they can be found here:

Hopefully, you’re feeling inspired to check out some of these hikes. But remember – it is always best to do your own research beforehand, using multiple sources. These sources could be including but not limited to:

Be aware of any possible closures and/or advisories. Remember that everyone has different levels of fitness and ambition, but the most important thing is getting out there and exploring the Canadian Rockies while respecting the environment and everything that resides within it. Do not forget your bear spray (yes, all year round), good boots, an extra pair of socks and never skimp when packing the snacks!