6 Hikes Near Calgary That Everyone Will Love

Chester Lake, Alberta
Chester Lake, Alberta
Great Outdoors

6 Hikes Near Calgary That Everyone Will Love

Explore the great outdoors with hikes everyone can enjoy a short drive from Calgary.

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Visiting Calgary but looking for a little time outside the city? These six hiking adventures offer a sampling of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains and Badlands landscape.

 

EASY HIKES NEAR CALGARY

 

Horseshoe Canyon, Canadian Badlands


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Horseshoe Canyon in the Canadian Badlands

Horseshoe Canyon in the Canadian Badlands


Johnston Canyon, Banff National Park


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Johnston Canyon in Banff National Park

Johnston Canyon in Banff National Park


Troll Falls, Kananaskis Country


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MODERATE to DIFFICULT HIKES NEAR CALGARY

 

Prairie Mountain, Kananaskis Country

No matter what the season, the popular 7.6 kilometre hike that boasts a 726 meter elevation gain to the summit of Prairie Mountain will test your conditioning program but reward you with fantastic prairie and mountain views. Fit hikers can knock it off as a half day trip from Calgary.


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Prairie Mountain

Prairie Mountain in Kananaskis Country

Prairie Mountain in Kananaskis Country

Chester Lake, Kananaskis Country


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Chester Lake

Chester Lake in Kananaskis Country

Ink Pots

Ink Pots in Banff National Park

By
Leigh McAdam

Leigh McAdam is an enthusiastic outdoor adventurer and curious traveler with a passion for photography. She blogs at HikeBikeTravel.com and is the author of Discover Canada: 100 Inspiring Outdoor Adventures Follow her on Instagram @hikebiketravel, Facebook and Twitter @hikebiketravel.