Best Hiking Spots in Alberta and BC
One of the best things about summer is getting outdoors and enjoying all the wonderful sights, sounds, and smells of nature. Hiking is a fun, affordable and convenient past time either solo or with friends. We’ve gathered the top hiking spots in or around the communities we service so you can plan your hikes this summer!
Buena Vista is Spanish for ‘beautiful view’ so you’re guaranteed to see gorgeous scenery on this hike. Located along the North Saskatchewan river, there are many different trails for everyone. It’s also an off-leash dog park so you can let your furry friend run around on their own adventures.
Nose Hill park is a massive area in Calgary and therefore a great place to burn off extra energy. Roughly 1129 hectares of land, there are various hiking trails and off leash areas to explore.
Are you a bird lover? This bird sanctuary extends over 122 hectares in Red Deer, just near the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. Make sure to bring your binoculars and bird bingo card!
Fort McMurray is known for the mesmerizing Northern Lights or 'Aurora Borealis', so why not explore a park named after the natural light show? This area makes for an awesome hike and it even has a spray park so you can cool down after.
Peterson Creek has trails for all hiking skill levels! This is also a great place to have a picnic and take in the stunning natural views Kamloops has to offer.
Whether you're in the mood for a short hike or a long hike, BX Creek & Falls Trail is the place for you. It's a short hike to the stunning waterfall, so you can choose to bask in the beauty of the waterfall or continue on to find more natural beauty!
This popular hike offers many wondrous views including Fraser Valley, Stanley Park and the Strait of Georgia. It is a short hike, but has a moderate to difficult skill level.
This hike is perfect for all skill levels and is roughly 7 km in total. It also includes the Othello Tunnels, old train tunnels and bridges that are cut through solid granite!
This park is Kelowna's largest natural area park at 310 hectares, so there is lots of room to explore. Just north of Kelowna's downtown, it's very convenient to get to for day time exercise.
If you love the being submersed in forests, this spot in Chilliwack is for you. This relatively easy hike is perfect for families - it even has a trail specifically for kids.
The Abby Grind hike overlooks Fraser Valley once you reach the top, which takes less that an hour to reach. This moderate hike allows dogs on the trail, as long as they're on a leash.
Green Timbers Urban Forest offers over 10 km of trails and a lake complete with picnic areas. Don't forget your fishing rod because the lake is regularly stocked with fish!
Ready to plan your next hiking adventure?