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Views Up And Down Lake Minnewanka

Aylmer Lookout Hike in Banff National Park

The Aylmer Lookout Trail is one of the great early season hikes in Banff National Park. There is the option to add extra mileage and hike to Aylmer Pass or even up Aylmer Mountain. The trail follows Lake Minnewanka for much of its length - and after a stiff climb towards Aylmer Lookout delivers superlative views up and down the lake. But be warned. Although it's not a hard hike, it is a long one. Be prepared…

Bighorn Sheep Don't Seem To Mind Cyclists Or Cars

Biking in Canmore, Alberta’s Friendly Mountain Town

I could live in Canmore, a mountain town located an hour west of Calgary, and only minutes from Banff National Park. It's truly an outdoor adventurer's paradise. What I particularly love about the town is the fact you can walk out your door from just about anywhere in town and within minutes be biking or hiking on some amazing trails. Biking in Canmore is popular, whether it be mountain biking or road biking. This post…

Looking Out Over Lake Minnewanka

Lake Minnewanka Hike Near Banff, Alberta

I was looking for a good shoulder season hike - something that would offer up great scenery but wouldn't take me into snow. The other factor was that my brother was visiting and he hadn't been to Banff National Park in over thirty years. And he wanted wildlife. The Lake Minnewanka hike, which is accessed just 15 minutes from downtown Banff, delivered on both accounts. I highly recommend it as a great shoulder season hike…

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