Hiking in Canmore


Canmore has over 70 km of incredible hiking trails! Hiking is one of the main activities in the Canadian Rockies which can be enjoyed by everyone. You will find every kind of hike imaginable, from shorter hikes to long day treks. Canmore’s trails are occupied by hikers, joggers and bikers. So it’s important to have proper trail etiquette and respect people’s space and the beautiful nature.

Canmore has a well marked trail system, so you don’t need to be worried about getting lost. We recommend enjoying the mountain scenery and ending with a visit to the downtown area. There are lots of places to explore- from specialty stores, to art galleries, cafes and coffee shops.

It you’re more experienced there are many trails to choose from in the back country. There are many options to choose from, with varying difficulty levels. The backcountry isn’t as well marked, so make sure you come prepared, have enough experience, and we suggest not going alone.

You can contact the local guides in the area. They offer anything from wild life watching, to multi-day trips, and aboriginal cultural experiences.

Below are some of the trails in Canmore:

Karst Spring Hiking Trail

Difficulty: Easy

Distance: 9.5 km

Description: This trail goes to Karst Spring where there are lots of boulders covered with bright green moss. It’s a great hike for families, so bring your loved ones and have a picnic at the Springs!

Grassi Lakes Hiking Trail:

Difficulty: Easy

Distance: 3.8 km

Grassi Lakes is a beautiful hike through forests and ponds. There is a waterfall, flowers, and an amazing view of Canmore.

Buller Pass Hiking Trail

Difficulty: Easy

Distance: 14 kms Buller Pass is an intense hike which takes you up 2470 meters. The sweat and tears is worth it; you’ll be blessed with a beautiful view of Ribbon Creek Valley. There are steep rocky slopes, so experience with this terrain is suggested. Some highlights of the trek are caves and waterfalls.

After your hike, there are many accommodation deals in Canmore, where you can rest and recover! What a wonderful way to treat yourself after exploring natures finest trails.

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