Day Hiking Trails

Some ideas to get out in the mountains outside of Calgary. Make sure to always check the trail before going, either through a guide book, Alberta Parks or both. Proper equipment and skills are important to a safe and fun day in the mountains.

Kananaskis Country

  • Ribbon Falls - moderate
  • Centennial Ridge - difficult
  • West Bragg Creek - easy to moderate
  • Elbow Falls - easy to moderate
  • Troll Falls - easy
  • Mt. Yamnuska - difficult
  • Chester Lake - moderate
  • Nihahi Ridge - moderate

X-Country Ski Trails

Skate skiing, groomed trails

  • COP 
  • Canmore Nordic Centre 
  • Mount Shark
  • Moraine Lake
  • Lake Louise
  • Nipika Lodge, Kooteneys

Classic skiing, groomed trails

All of the above plus...

  • Peter Lougheed Park
  • West Bragg Creek 
  • Ribbon Creek

Backcountry trails

  • Most of the hiking trails with moderate elevation gain. Lake O'Hara, Skokie, Mount Assiniboine, etc. Make sure to check avalanche conditions and have appropriate training before stepping out into the backcountry.