Mt. Bourgeau

Rising above the Bow Valley, Mt. Bourgeau’s 9,616-foot (2,931 m) summit is one of the most recognizable peaks near the town of Banff. Part of the Massive Range, Bourgeau’s prominent silhouette can be seen from Banff’s town center as well … Read More

Applebee Dome

Located in British Columbia’s Purcell Mountains, Bugaboo Provincial Park encompasses a remote swath of glaciated, alpine wilderness. Here, you’ll find a collection of towering granite spires that erupt from a mantle of massive glaciers. With many of the chiseled peaks … Read More

Boundary Peak

Aptly named, Boundary Peak straddles the border between Banff and Jasper National Parks. While the true highpoint is (I believe) technically in Jasper, it’s about as close as you can get to standing on a mountain summit in two of … Read More


With lingering snowpack on a number of trails around Banff and Yoho the second week of July, Stephan and I decided to make the trip over to Kananaskis Country for a quick hike. Located just south of Canmore, Kananaskis Country … Read More

Aylmer Lookout

If you’re interested in a hike with a panoramic lake view, I’m not sure it gets much better than Aylmer Lookout. Perched some 2,000 feet (600 m) above Lake Minnewanka, the viewpoint offers a stunning view of Banff National Park’s … Read More

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