Posts tagged Alberta
BATUS Canyon - 1.3km Each Way (Easy with Scramble at end)

I had mixed feelings about this hike just after completing it, but it has been growing on me since then. The basic summary of this hike is: go right up the side of the mountain, steadily getting steeper, until you’re scrambling up to the viewpoint. Before setting off I really recommend purchasing a trail guide to help you find the start, as there is no cell service in the area.

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Siffleur Falls - 4km each way (Easy)

I really enjoyed this hike. You encounter a little bit of everything before reaching a viewpoint for the falls. The trail is very well marked and begins in a decently sized parking lot. From Highway 11, just past the Two O'clock Creek Campground on your way to Banff, there are signs for Kootenay Plains on the highway where you should turn for the hike. The parking lot has a sign saying Siffleur Staging Area to confirm that you are in the right spot.

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Gooseberry Lake Provincial Park

Overall I would recommend Gooseberry Lake PP as a place with a different kind of landscape compared to most of the places we usually go. Although, I don't think you could go there every weekend or anything and keep yourself busy. You could go there once or twice to experience the rolling plains but there is not enough to do in the area to make it a regular stop.

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