Alberta Rockies: Spring Hiking

Lady Mac near Canmore, Prairie near Bragg Creek – Alberta Rocky Mountain hiking is looking good this spring – even with recent snowfalls!


Overlooking the Bow Valley from Lady Mac (photo: M.Kopp)

Tips from those who’ve been there:

  • Check for ticks after every hike, especially on dry, south-facing, bighorn sheep-favoured slopes – bloodsucking season is upon us!
  • Wear hiking boots, use ice grips and carry hiking poles – the bloody knuckles and bruised behind (her words, not mine) of another hiker coming down off Prairie Mountain in shorts and running shoes says it all!

Summit of Prairie Mtn (photo: B.Kopp)