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Gems in BC Rockies - 7

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gem Favorite Valley of the Ten Peaks: Time stands still during this beautiful early morning at Moraine Lake in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta.

Moraine Lake

(8) Lake Lo…, AB
gem Favorite Helmcken Falls

Helmcken Falls

(2) Kamloops, BC
gem Favorite Spahats Falls

Spahats Falls

(3) Chase, BC
gem Favorite Lake Louise poses with Victoria Glacier at its far end and Mt. Victoria hidden in the clouds.

Lake Louise

(7) Lake Lo…, AB
gem Favorite Takakkaw Falls is stunning from closer up.

Takkakaw Falls

(3) Golden, BC
gem Favorite Watching the sun set over the Okanagan Valley from the Grand View.

The Grand View

(1) Kelowna, BC
gem Favorite The Burgess Shale, site of one of the most important fossil discoveries in the world. Unguided groups cannot venture higher in the fossil quarries. Stay on the trail.

Burgess Shale (entrance prohibited)

(1) Golden, BC

Recommended Routes in BC Rockies - 16

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Favorite Lake Louise poses with Victoria Glacier at its far end and Mt. Victoria hidden in the clouds.
Intermediate/Difficult

Plain of Six Glaciers to Mirror Pond Loop

9.2 mi 14.8 km 2,569' Up 783.13 m Up 2,568' Down 782.8 m Down

Lake Lo…, AB
Favorite Waterfall next to Lake Agnes tea house
Intermediate/Difficult

Lake Agnes and Big Beehive

6.1 mi 9.9 km 1,892' Up 576.82 m Up 1,891' Down 576.45 m Down

Lake Lo…, AB
Favorite Fall colours on the trail up to Floe Lake.
Difficult

Rockwall

34.2 mi 55.1 km 8,254' Up 2515.76 m Up 7,935' Down 2418.59 m Down

Banff, AB
Favorite Crossing Cairnes Creek on a log bridge. Left to right, Mount Whiteaves in the distance, Mount De Margerie, and Mount Termier. Glaciers and Freshfield Icefield are behind these mountains.
Difficult

Great Divide Trail (GDT)

698.0 mi 1,123.3 km 105,398' Up 32125.3 m Up 106,553' Down 32477.4 m Down

Swiftcu…, MT
Favorite Frosty Larch Meadows
Difficult

Frosty Mountain Trail

13.3 mi 21.4 km 3,846' Up 1172.27 m Up 3,846' Down 1172.19 m Down

Princeton, BC
Favorite The view south from the Iceline Trail, just before turning downhill to descend back into the valley and Takkakkaw Falls.
Intermediate/Difficult

Yoho Valley Loop

17.2 mi 27.7 km 2,926' Up 891.99 m Up 2,928' Down 892.44 m Down

Golden, BC
Favorite View from top of trail
Difficult

Lake Louise to Mount St. Piran

7.9 mi 12.7 km 3,211' Up 978.66 m Up 3,210' Down 978.45 m Down

Lake Lo…, AB
Favorite Leaving the gorgeous views from Emerald Basin in Yoho National Park is never easy.
Intermediate

Emerald Lake and Emerald Basin Loop

7.0 mi 11.2 km 689' Up 209.99 m Up 690' Down 210.32 m Down

Golden, BC
Favorite Angel Glacier below Mt. Edith Cavell's west shoulder, with Cavell Pond below. Franchere Peak is on the right in the background.
Intermediate/Difficult

Mount Edith Cavell Tour

5.1 mi 8.2 km 1,730' Up 527.4 m Up 1,729' Down 527.02 m Down

Jasper…, AB

BC Rockies Hiking

  • 1,268 Miles 2,040 Kilometers of Trail
  • 14 Recommended Routes
  • 7 Gems Gems
  • 29 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 90 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 49 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in BC Rockies - 154

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13.8 mi 22.2 km #1Berg Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Valemount, BC
Intermediate/Difficult
Valemount, BC
7.3 mi 11.7 km #2Iceline Trail
Intermediate
Golden, BC
Intermediate
Golden, BC
5.8 mi 9.3 km #3Snowbird Pass Route
Difficult
Valemount, BC
Difficult
Valemount, BC
6.0 mi 9.6 km #4Mount Outram Trail
Difficult
Hope, BC
Difficult
Hope, BC
0.8 mi 1.2 km #5Fairview Mountain Trail
Difficult
Lake Louise, AB
Difficult
Lake Louise, AB
7.5 mi 12.1 km #6David Thompson Heritage Trail
Intermediate
Golden, BC
Intermediate
Golden, BC
2.7 mi 4.4 km #7Mumm Basin Route
Intermediate
Valemount, BC
Intermediate
Valemount, BC
21.4 mi 34.4 km #8Great Divide Trail - Kiwetinok Alternate Route
Difficult
Golden, BC
Difficult
Golden, BC
132.9 mi 213.9 km #9Great Divide Trail - Section C (Kananaskis Lakes to Field)
Difficult
Canmore, AB
Difficult
Canmore, AB
4.7 mi 7.6 km #10Lake of the Hanging Glacier Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Invermere, BC
Intermediate/Difficult
Invermere, BC

Photos of BC Rockies - 320

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Lake Louise poses with Victoria Glacier at its far end and Mt. Victoria hidden in the clouds.
Feb 6, 2017 near Lake Lo…, AB
Crossing Cairnes Creek on a log bridge. Left to right, Mount Whiteaves in the distance, Mount De Margerie, and Mount Termier. Glaciers and Freshfield Icefield are behind these mountains.
Sep 8, 2018 near Golden, BC
Just below the summit on the west side of Peak #5, a gorgeous valley stretches to the west-southwest, complete with snowy peaks into the distance forever. A brief sun shower hangs a rainbow over the valley if you look closely just upper left of center.
Jul 26, 2022 near Pincher…, AB
Leaving the gorgeous views from Emerald Basin in Yoho National Park is never easy.
Feb 4, 2017 near Golden, BC
Rainbow over the valley of Berg Lake Trail. Berg Lake (front left), shoulder of Rearguard Mountain (left), and Tatei Ridge in the distance (center). Looking east from the Hargreaves Lake and Glacier Viewpoint.
Oct 7, 2017 near Valemount, BC
The view south from the Iceline Trail, just before turning downhill to descend back into the valley and Takkakkaw Falls.
Feb 5, 2021 near Golden, BC
A pika near the Presidents
Aug 5, 2017 near Golden, BC
Robson Glacier flowing down from Mt. Robson on the right.
Oct 13, 2017 near Valemount, BC