6 Breathtaking Banff Hikes

Banff National Park, the oldest national park in Canada, is known for its turquoise lakes, glaciers views, wildlife, and endless hiking trails.

With hundreds of kilometers of hiking trails, it’s overwhelming to choose where to go—this guide of six breathtaking Banff hikes is suitable for all levels.

Boom Lake

Boom Lake is an easy lesser-known hike in Banff National Park, probably because it’s not very close to hubs like Banff town or Lake Louise.

Lake Minnewanka Shoreline

Lake Minnewanka is one of the most popular lakes in Banff. It lies only 10 km from town, and the trail along the lake is accessible year-round.

5 out of 5

The Lower Falls are 1.2 km away, and the trail is flat and paved. It’s suitable for all levels and even for strollers.

Johnston Canyon to Ink Pots

Mount St. Piran

There are several popular hiking trails in this area – Little Beehive, Big Beehive, Devils’ Thumb, Lake Agnes Teahouse, and Plain of Six Glaciers Teahouse.

You start on the same trail as described above as Lake Minnewanka Shoreline. Even though it is not a particularly difficult hike, it’s very long.

Aylmer Lookout

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