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Description provided by Editors

Visitor centres (p xx) have conditions/route details. Keep off x-c ski tracks on shared trails.

Banff/Lake Louise:

Johnson Lake (easy; 2.8 km loop/1-2 hrs; no elevation; Map 3, 5G): trace the shoreline with Mt Rundle view. Park at the day use area.

Lake Louise Lakeshore (easy; 4 km/1-2 hrs return; no elevation; Map 2, 14N): Victoria Glacier view and icefall en route. Start at Chateau Lake Louise.

Kananaskis:

Chester Lake (moderate; 9 km/2-3 hrs return; 287-m elevation gain; Map 1, 8H): branch off the ski trail just past the start. Climb in trees to open views of majestic rock faces and peaks. Access via Smith-Dorrien Spray Tr. Avalanche terrain is past the lake.

Kananaskis Village Loops (easy; 2.5 km/1 hr; no elevation gain; Map 1, 8I): Family-friendly; park at the resort.

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