Looking for early-season hiking? Try the Yamnuska Natural Area, a nature lovers paradise less than an hours drive from Calgary. In Gill’s opinion, it far exceeds in interest the nearby Bow Valley Provincial Park.
Canmore and Bow Valley
The town of Canmore has produced a double-sided trail map, useful for everyone from first time visitors to long-time residents. The map shows all paved pathways and major gravel/natural surfaced trails throughout the town core and along the flanks of Canmore’s surrounding peaks.
A new mountain bike trail has appeared along the section of McConnell Ridge north of Barrier Lookout. This aesthetically-routed trail makes an excellent loop out of the boring Quaite Valley-Jewell Pass trail.
An excellent, easy 6 km mountain biking trail has been developed between the eastern end of the present Stewart Creek development and Deadman’s Flats. Apart from a short, somewhat boggy section, the tread is very good.
Brief descriptions of the four ways of getting on or off the Highline Trail above Canmore complete with a downloadable topo map.
Describes the new start to Three Sisters Creek from Three Sisters Mountain Village in Canmore. The first section is shared with the Highline trail.
A Google Earth view showing the new Highline Trail above Canmore. It provides hikers with an 8.6 km loop or 10.3 km of trail if you hike all the way to the east end.