Hiking in Western Canada

canadian rockiesFor avid hikers willing to explore more of Canada, there are a number of hiking trails all around the country that will offer both an adventure and an experience. The Country’s different regions have their own share of exciting hiking trails to choose from. It will all depend on how the hiker plans his or her trip to take advantage of the most hiking opportunities available.

Canada’s various trails has a long and cherished history that dates back to the ones that the early natives used to hunt and gather food. These trails have been important in shaping the nation as well as to make way for better transportation that developed commerce and economy of the nation. Today, many of these trails still exists and are now used for recreation and in the spirit of adventure.

British Columbia Trails

Different regions of Canada offer different hiking trails for those who are out to enjoy the scenery and natural surroundings that Canada can offer. There are a number of these trails that can be found in British Columbia.

One of the trails considered to offer the best hiking experiences is the West Coast Trail. This rugged, 77-kilometer trail offers hikers the most satisfying experience of the area’s temperate rain forest climate. Journey along this trail offers a different array of breathtaking sceneries. Hikers may have the opportunity to see sandy beaches, caves, rocky outcrops, roaring falls, and beautiful forests along the long trail.

Another trail worth trying in British Columbia is the trails located in Yoho National Park. The Iceline Trail, also known as the Yoho Valley Loop, offers hikers some of the most spectacular views that are found in Yoho National Park. Hiking on the trail on a sunny day provides a stunning background to the beautiful scenery of area glaciers and mountain peaks that one may encounter along the trail. A close up view of the stunning Emerald Glacier is one of the highlights of the said trail.

Alberta Trails

Trails in Alberta also offer something different to the avid hiker. There is the trail through Johnston Canyon that provides several vantage points to the canyon views in the area. The hiker passes through catwalks that lead to several view platforms to provide hikers with spectacular views of the canyon and its spectacular waterfalls from several angles.

At the Upper Falls, hikers may be able to see the colorful tufa rock deposits which was formed by ancient dripping springs. The trail leads to Ink Pots, which is a group of quicksand ponds that is fed by karst springs. The Johnston Canyon trail is located in Banff, Alberta.

If a hiker is looking for an easy trail to go through, the Wilcox Pass in Jasper, Alberta offers a relatively easy day hike which includes going through a broad alpine pass that provides great views of the Columbia Icefield. The trail can be found above the Columbia Icefield Visitor Center which is located near the border in between Banff and Jasper National Parks.

 

 

 

 
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