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banff/lake louise/jasper day hikes

Postby tanneyman13 » Mon Sep 06, 2010 8:30 pm

My brother and myself are going to Canada this month for a little over a week and will be spending a few nights in banff, lake louise and jasper. I've never been to Canada and would really appreciate a locals advice on some day hikes. We are both in good shape so the only real qualification is that it needs to be a day hike. Thanks!
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Postby tigerlilly » Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:11 pm

The hike that stands out in my memory, is in Yoho.

Take the shuttle bus to the Lake O'Hara Lodge. Unload. Gawk, stunned with mouth open. When you've stuck the eyeballs back in your head, hike up to the Abbot Pass Hut on Mt. Victoria. It was BEAUTIFUL. I posted photos under my profile (fyi).

You might want to check out hiking to the Stanley Mitchell Hut, that was pretty cool, too. Not as jaw dropping gorgeous, but a very decent hike all around (especially if you are interested in glacier moraines).

A hike I never did, but heard was good, is going to the Moraine Lake Lodge.
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Re: banff/lake louise/jasper day hikes

Postby James_W » Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:20 pm

We already have snow in the higher areas
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Postby tigerlilly » Wed Sep 08, 2010 12:29 am

Yes, I imagine that is true. We went up to the hut in late September and got caught in a mini blizzard.

it was fun

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Postby mtnview » Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:15 am

Well I would recommend Mt Fairview at Lake Louise. Great views and doable even if there is some snow on the trail. Starts from the Lake Louise Hotel visitor parking lot.


On a nice day.

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Postby Fury » Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:39 am

Another nice Yoho day hike is the Yoho Pass - Burgess Pass circuit. It starts at Emerald lake. There are so many possibilities! Have fun.
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Postby trevbo » Wed Sep 08, 2010 2:54 pm

Cirque Peak on the icefields parkway is a classic dayhike...

LAke Agnes Teahouse (and beyond) from Lake Louise.
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