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Mar 6th, 2015, 10:36 PM
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Best hikes in Banff

We spent 3 days hiking in Banff and loved it... Lake Peyto, The Icefields, Athabasca Falls, Lake Agnes and the Beehives, Plain of the Six Galciers, Lake Moraine and Johnston Canyon were some of the places we got to see. Check out my blog for a full trip report and some tips:
http://bonatravels.com/2015/03/02/3-...king-in-banff/
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Mar 21st, 2015, 02:30 PM
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Love your photos!

I've been to Banff a couple of times, and I'm heading there again in May. I've been trying to plan some good stuff since I'm travelling with newcomers to Alberta.

Thanks for sharing!
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Apr 4th, 2015, 02:59 PM
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What a great read..thank you. When were you there?
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Apr 7th, 2015, 12:45 PM
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Timing is going to be everything... many of the hikes above won't be an option for most, if not all of May.

The hikes to the teahouses at Lake Louise generally aren't snow free and safe enough until very late May or early June. The teahouses themselves don't generally open until early June. Moraine Lake Rd is usually plowed in late May.

The hikes along the Icefields Parkway don't generally come into shape until sometime in June. The glacier tours start in April, but other trails will be snowy or at least slushy/icy for a lot longer. In May, you are looking at trails closer to the townsites or short walks to waterfalls or looking from the pullovers.
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Apr 7th, 2015, 12:51 PM
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No date on the blog post, but it's definitely not this year. If Bow Lake was thawing and Peyto Lake was ice free, probably early to mid June.

As a note, please check avy reports and at the ParksCanada Centre before setting out on early season hikes around Lake Louise. Just because you can get up there with micro spikes doesn't mean it is safe. When there is still snow above, there is avalanche risk and people have died around Lake Agnes.
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May 21st, 2015, 04:54 AM
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Really good pictures, It reminds me of my time When I came Banff with my family.. I ll visit banff surely next year.. Your experience attracts me towards banff again.. I am really missing it right now. Its really awesome place.. But this time I am planning to come with my friends for a month.. We are planning where to go.. They haven't went to banff, I think its really cool to visit there again and I m pretty sure my friends will love it..
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