If you’re heading for Canada’s great outdoors, you really should include a visit to Banff National Park. Nestled in the Canadian Rockies, some say it’s one of the world’s most naturally beautiful places. Hiking here is arguably the best way to experience this park’s wildlife and scenery.  

There are hundreds of different hiking trails to choose from too. There are hiking trails frequented mainly by wildflowers and wildlife, and more popular hiking trails that lead you along the shores of one of the loveliest lakes on the continent. For those readers who are overwhelmed by the possibilities, here is a list of the 15 incredible hikes in Banff National Park.

15 Incredible Hikes In Banff National Park

1. The Moraine Lake Shoreline Trail 

The Moraine Lake Shoreline Trail is an easy hike. The distance of this hike is 5.14 kilometers out and back. The elevation is 275 meters.

Veteran visitors say it is one of the park’s prettiest hikes and is not boring. Oddly, while Moraine Lake is very popular, the majority of tourists pay little attention to this trail. They actually stop and take pictures and then move on to their next travel destination.  

They have no clue that this trail is highlighted by some epic views. You can even turn this trek into a full-fledged day trip. There’s a cafe here that’s open seasonally and canoes for rent too.

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