Day And Half Day Venues From Banff, Canmore or Calgary (with
Junk Yards / Grassi Lakes (5 min west of Canmore), Johnston Canyon
(15 min west of Banff), Haeffner Creek (20 min west of Banff and
southeast of Lake Louise), King Creek (10 min south of Kananaskis
Village and 40 min S/E of Canmore.
Advanced and Multi-Pitch:
Rogan's Gully (6 pitches, WI 2, 5 min from Banff), Cascade Falls
(5 min from Banff, 8 pitches, WI 3), Professor Falls (Banff, 8 pitches,
WI 4), Louise Falls (40 min from Banff, 3 Pitches, WI 3 - 5), Guiness
Gully (15 min west of Lake Louise, 50 min from Banff, 7 pitches,
WI 4), Evan Thomas Creek (5 min south of Kananaskis Village, Several
Routes WI 2 - 4, 2-3 pitches).
½ day trips in non avalanche terrain:
Paint Pots in Kootenay National Parks (30 min from Banff
or LL), Hector Lake (10 min from LL), Peyto Lake (20 min from LL),
Kananaskis Lakes (also suitable for full day, 20 min from Kananaskis
Village). Evan Thomas Creek (10 min from Kananaskis Village).
Day trips in non-avalanche terrain: Lake O'Hara (better with cross
country ski gear, 15 min from LL), Paradise Valley (5 min from LL),
Chester Lake and Elephant Rocks (30 min from Canmore or Kananaskis
Village in Peter Loughhead Park), Evan Thomas Creek (10 min from
Day trips - peak ascents with snow shoes (some avalanche terrain
encountered): Saddle Mountain (5 min from LL), Burstall Pass
(30 min from Canmore), Big Beehive Loop (5 min from LL).
Black Prince, Tryst Lake or Robertson Glacier (Peter Loughheed Park,
30 min from Canmore or Kananaskis Village), Kootenay Park Burns
(various venues, 30 min from Banff), Surprise Pass (Lake Louise
Classic, 40 min from Banff), Mt Field (Yoho Park, 50 min from Banff),
Mt. Crowfoot, Gordon or St. Niclaus at the Wapta Icefields (1 hr
from Banff)), Bow Summit (1 hr from Banff), Dolomites Circuit (1
hr from Banff)
Hiking or Winter Mountaineering
Countless venues possible in Banff, Yoho, Kootenay and Alberta Provincial
Parks, but depending on current conditions / snow levels. Best inquire
by phone or e-mail.