Consider hiring a guide if you’re new to hiking and backpacking or want to enhance your backcountry knowledge. Certified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides and the Interpretive Guides Association, hiking guides will show you the hidden gems well off the beaten path, and teach you the skills necessary to hike safely and confidently in the mountains of Banff National Park.
Immerse yourself in the rich history, culture and incredible views by walking the network of trails available directly from the town of Banff and hamlet of Lake Louise. These accessible and easy paths may take you along the shores of the stunning Vermilion Lakes or Lake Louise, beside the emerald waters of the Bow River, or through Banff’s quaint town site.
To explore Banff’s heritage more deeply, inquire at a Visitor Information Centre for information about the self guided walking tour of Banff’s historic sites or join a guided walking tour with Banff Walk.