Canada’s got a lot to be proud of, and as the summer months roll in, nowhere is our Northern pride more on display than in the great outdoors, where our parks and lakes reign supreme for both locals and the touring adventurists. We’ve narrowed the field to bring you 10 of the best parks and trails to hike in Canada. So stock up on the bug spray, slip into some comfortable shoes and get outdoors!
1. Banff National Park, AB
If you’re not looking to stay overnight in Canada’s oldest national park, why not try a day hike? The trail most popular with tourists is the Cory Pass Loop, which runs between Mount Edith and Mount Cory, opening up to Gargoyle Valley.
Best season to hike: June to early October to avoid snow on the paths.
Pro tip: The elevation gain here is 3,000 feet and runs for a total distance of 13km.