Funny how climbing to what feels like the top of the world can make you feel so small. The Canadian Rockies in Banff is a sublime place to find peace of mind. With hiking trails for all levels—from foothills to high slopes, peaks, and valleys—you’ll find trails for novice hikers, and longer, more technical terrain to satisfy those more experienced.
But be prepared, this is the great outdoors. Not only is this home to wildlife such as elk, deer, sheep, black bears, and grizzly bears, but seasonal weather—including flash floods and falling trees—can make some areas too dangerous to attempt. To play it safe, always check the Parks Canada government website for trail closures. And the Banff tourism website is a great resource for all there is to do in this charming little town, for a break from the wilderness.
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