Lake Oesa Trail – Best Canadian Rockies Day Hikes

#18 Canadian Rockies Day Hikes: Lake Oesa Trail Location: Yoho National Park Trailhead: Lake O’Hara Type: Out-n-Back Rating: Moderate Total Distance: 4 miles  Trailhead Elevation: 6,625′ Total Elevation Gain: 905′ Recommended Time: 2 – 3 hours Recommended Season: Late-June to Mid-September Reservations for the Lake O’Hara bus are needed. (Otherwise add 7-miles (one-way) to hike up…

Beaver Boardwalk Trail at Maxwell Lake – Best Canadian Rockies Hikes

#19 – Canadian Rockies Day Hikes: Beaver Boardwalk Trail Location: Hinton, Alberta Trailhead: Beaver Boardwalk Type: Loop Rating: Easy Total Distance: 1.5 miles Trailhead Elevation: 3,265′ Total Elevation Gain: 250′ Recommended Time: 1 hour Recommended Season: Year Round (Near sunrise or sunset) Beaver Boardwalk Trail The Beaver Boardwalk Trail at Maxwell Lake is located in…

Opabin Plateau Circuit Trail – Best Canadian Rockies Day Hikes

#20 – Canadian Rockies Day Hikes: Opabin Plateau Circuit Trail Location: Yoho National Park Trailhead: Lake O’Hara Type: Loop Rating: Moderate Total Distance: 4.25 miles Trailhead Elevation: 6,625′ Total Elevation Gain: 1,120′ Recommended Time: 2 – 3 hours Recommended Season: Late-June to Mid-September Reservations for the Lake O’Hara bus are needed (Otherwise add 7-miles—one-way—to hike up the…

Consolation Lakes Trail – Best Canadian Rockies Day Hikes

#21 – Canadian Rockies Day Hikes: Consolation Lakes Trail Location: Banff National Park (Moraine Lake Area) Trailhead: Consolation Lakes Type: Out-n-Back Rating: Moderately-Difficult Total Distance: 5.5 miles Trailhead Elevation: 6,180′ Total Elevation Gain: 654’ Recommended Time: 2 – 3 hours Recommended Season: Early-July to Late-September Consolation Lakes Trail While Moraine Lake is a must-see when in…

Emerald Lake Loop Trail – Best Canadian Rockies Day Hikes

#22 – Canadian Rockies Day Hikes: Emerald Lake Loop Trail Location: Yoho National Park Trailhead: Emerald Lake Type: Loop Rating: Easy Total Distance: 3.25-miles Trailhead Elevation: 4,275′ Total Elevation Gain: 164′ Recommended Time: 1-2 hours Recommended Season: May to October Emerald Lake Loop Trail Emerald Lake is a beautiful Lake that is truly well named with…

Cavell Lake Trail – Best Canadian Rockies Day Hikes

#23 – Canadian Rockies Day Hikes: Cavell Lake Trail Location: Jasper National Park Trailhead: Astoria Creek Trail off of the Cavell Road Type: Out-n-Back Rating: Easy Total Distance: 1/2-mile Trailhead Elevation: 5,684′ Total Elevation Gain: 35′ Recommended Time: 15-30 minutes Recommended Season: Mid June – Late September Cavell Lake The shore of Cavell Lake is the…