Trip Reports – Banff National Park

These trip reports are all in Banff National Park. These trips are organized by activity – hiking, backpacking, scrambling or summits, skiing and bicycling. For a list of all trip reports by activity, click here. For an alphabetical listing, click here.

Please read this article BEFORE you start winter hiking, snowshoeing or skiing in the National Parks.

Read these articles to help get you physically and mentally prepared for the mountains:

Hiking / Backpacking

  • Lake Agnes – a classic Lake Louise hike
  • Arnica Lake – a classic Banff backpack, via Shadow Lake or Vista Lake
  • Aylmer Lookout – a long hike above Lake Minnewanka with a stunning view
  • Big Beehive – a classic Lake Louise hike above Lake Agnes
  • Little Beehive – a classic Lake Louse hike above Lake Agnes
  • C Level Cirque – Three kinds of fun in Banff, plus some history to boot!
  • Cory Pass to Gargoyle Valley – a ‘there and back’ or more challenging loop
  • Egypt Lake – a classic Banff backpack via Healy Pass
  • Healy Pass – A classic Banff hike
  • Johnson’s Canyon & Ink Pots – A Winter Wonderland
  • Larch Valley – hiking above Moraine Lake
  • Sentinel Pass – Via Larch Valley above Moraine Lake
  • Shadow Lake – a classic Banff backpack via Egypt Lake
  • Sulphur Mountain / Sanson Peak – Banff’s most accessible peak with amazing views
  • Tunnel Mountain – Fantastic Views for Very Little Effort
  • Twin Lakes – a classic Banff backpack, via Shadow Lake or Vista Lake
  • Vista Lake – a classic hike or backpack, via Shadow Lake
  • Backpack – Sunshine to Healy Pass, Egypt Lake, Shadow Lake, Twin Lakes, Arnica Lake & Vista Lake
  • Backpack – Mystic Pass to Badger Pass
    • Day One – Moose Meadows (Johnson’s Canyon) to Larry’s Camp
    • Day Two – Larry’s to Mystic Pass, Mystic Lake, Mystic Valley to Mystic Junction
    • Day Three – Mystic Junction to Sawback Lake
    • Day Four – Sawback Lake to Block Lake, via Flint’s Camp
    • Day Five – Block Lake to Badger Pass to Luellen Lake
    • Day Six – Luellen Lake to Moose Meadows, via Larry’s Camp

Summer Scrambles / Summits

Skiing – Backcountry and Light Touring

Bicycling – cycling is seasonal, and depends on road closures

Various Articles:

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