, Icefields Parkway33 km / 21 mi north of Lake Louise via the Icefields Parkway. Breathtaking views of Crowfoot Glacier and the
, BanffAcross Hwy 1 from the Banff townsite. Pretty spot with shelters, fire rings, a Mount Rundle view and walking/biking trails.
, BanffDowntown Banff by the Bow River. Musicians often perform in the gazebo. Walk riverside trails to the Fenland Loop, Fairmont
, Lake LouiseSouth of Lake Louise via the Bow Valley Pkwy. Uncrowded gem by a stream; fire pits and Mt Temple view.
, BanffMinnewanka Loop across Hwy 1 from the Banff townsite. Enjoy the lakeside trail and view; swim in shallow waters on
, BanffMinnewanka Loop across Hwy 1 from the Banff townsite. Views of the Canadian Rockies’ longest lake, plus a snack bar,
, CanmoreLocated on Spray Lakes Rd between downtown Canmore and the Nordic Centre. Family favourite with spring fed waters, a sandy
, CanmoreBy the Bow River near downtown Canmore. Watch for osprey and gaze at Whiteman’s Pass. Riverside trails to Three Sisters
, KananaskisHwy 40, 34 km / 21 mi south of Hwy 1. There’s fishing, interpretive signs, trail circling the pond and