50 Walks and Hikes in Banff National Park: Overview
By : Brian Patton and Bart Robinson1st edition
6.5 x 4.5 inches
- Tunnel Mountain
- Sulphur Mountain
- Johnston Canyon
- Sunshine Meadows
- Bourgeau Lake
- Lake Louise Shoreline
- Lake Agnes
- Larch Valley
- Parker Ridge
Banff National Park Hiking Trails: Our Favourites
Offering some of the world’s most spectacular mountain landscapes, Banff National Park is a hiker’s paradise. Whether it’s an easy interpretive walk, a short hike, or a day trip, trails lead to the park’s very best scenery.
By exploring the opportunities detailed in the hiking guidebook 50 Walks and Hikes in Banff National Park you will detour beyond the well-worn tourist path to experience a world of wilderness adventures of your own making.
Fall is prime hiking season in Banff National Park—crowds are at a minimum and larch trees have turned a magnificent gold hue.
Click on the links below for detailed descriptions of our favourite easy walks and day hikes in Banff National Park:
Tunnel Mountain is an easy walk to a lofty viewpoint close to town.
The most challenging hike close to town, from the summit of Sulphur Mountain views extend 360 degrees.
Arrive early in the day to enjoy solitude at Johnston Canyon, which is one of the park’s busiest trails.
In July and August the endless wildflowers of Sunshine Meadows are a sight to behold.
Between Banff and Lake Louise, Bourgeau Lake is a full day hike that ends at a beautiful glacial lake tucked below towering peaks.
The best way to enjoy this famous lake is by hiking the Lake Louise Shoreline trail.
High above Lake Louise, Lake Agnes is a small lake that fills a narrow valley left behind by a receding glacier.
Larch Valley comes alive with golden hues in September, when the needles of the namesake larch trees turn brilliant shades of yellow.
From the summit of Parker Ridge, near Jasper National Park, views extend down to the enormous Saskatchewan Glacier.