For a few days each May, cyclists can take advantage of the opportunity to ride Moraine Lake Road after it's plowed and before it's opened to motorized vehicles. It's a relatively short ride (27 km return), and a decent workout at >500 meters elevation gain. But it's a fair price to pay for the opportunity to enjoy Moraine Lake / Valley of the Ten Peaks views without crowds of people!
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Spring Has Sprung in the Canadian Rockies
Signs that spring has sprung in the Canadian Rockies: migrating birds, colourful wildflowers, foraging bears, and cyclists on roads still closed to vehicles.
Hiking Banff National Park – Eiffel Lake / Wenkchemna Pass
A visit to Moraine Lake is rated the #1 thing to do in the Lake Louise area of Banff National Park. While a quick stop will net you a selfie and a stroll by the shoreline, a few hours will get you a completely different perspective on the Valley of the Ten Peaks. Bring plenty of water, a packed lunch, bear spray and your camera!
Hiking Banff National Park – Larch Valley / Sentinel Pass
Last weekend we suffered a serious case of gold fever! The result? We joined hundreds and hundreds of people hoping to find Larix lyallii (aka alpine larch). Our search area was Larch Valley, so of course we found them - in all their golden glory! A few weeks ago we accepted an invitation from one …
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Hiking Banff National Park – Larch Valley to Sentinel Pass
We finally did our first big hike of 2013! With so many trails closed due to damage from the June 2013 floods, we opted to head a little deeper into Banff National Park. The last time we hiked to Sentinel Pass was 17 or 18 years ago (BC - before children). We debated waiting until …
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