Alberta is known for being the home of the Canadian Rockies, which stretch 180,000 square kilometers (69,498 square miles) across Alberta and into its neighbor, British Columbia. It’s the Canadian province for hiking amongst meadows, snowy mountains and glaciers. Here are Alberta’s 10 best hiking trails to conquer, predominantly in the warmer months.
1. Tonquin Valley
National Geographic named this backcountry hike near Jasper one of the world’s best trails, which is a huge accolade. There are over 70 kilometers (43.4 miles) of trails in the Tonquin Valley, which can take from two to seven days to complete. The biggest loop of them all takes hikers over the scenic McCarib Pass and towards the Astoria River. People say that this hike is a must for serious backpackers heading to Jasper National Park.