Top 10 Day Hikes From Calgary – Banff Edition

Monkey's Tale

Looking for a great day hike near Calgary, Alberta? There are so many hikes in the Canadian Rockies to choose from that it is sometimes difficult deciding which one to do. Here are our top 10 hikes in Banff National Park that can be hiked in a day trip from Calgary.

1. Bourgeau Lake and Harvey Pass

The hike to Bourgeau Lake is very popular and for good reason. It’s an easy hike that takes you to a breathtaking view of a mountain lake set in a tight cirque. The first 6 km is relatively flat. It travels through a dense forest slowly gaining 400 m in the first 6 km to reach a nice waterfall.

The last 45 minutes is a steady climb to reach the lake 350 m above. Bourgeau Lake has a beautiful setting in a tight amphitheatre formed by…

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