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This is a must do hike.  If you do it during the fall when the larches are changing colours you won’t be disappointed.  The first 3 km are on an old logging rd, so not too exciting.  Once you get to the bike stand the path takes off through the trees. After a bit you will come to an opening in the trees where you will cross a wooden bridge and out into a opening.  Stop and take in the views….Spectacular!

Here is where the work begins, you start climbing up the other side.  There is a few neat little waterfalls to take pictures of and catch your breath. You will soon be on another flat area, it is also where the Larches start.  You will have about 10 minutes of leisurely walking on the flats and enjoying the beauty of the yellow Larches.  Then once again you will start a final push to the pass. Near the top of the hike the views are amazing. Spend some time at the top taking it all in.  Keep you eyes open for the little Pika. A small rodent that hangs out in the rocks.

Here you can turn around and head back or carry on for a few more minutes (you will be entering Banff National Park) and take in the views of Leman Lake tucked down in the valley.  We see a mountain goat grazing on the grass on the far side, so you never know what you will see.

Click here for Pictures of Burstall Pass.

 

 

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North Buller Pass

This trail is beautiful!  Click here to read our blog about North Buller Pass hike.

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Heart Creek Canyon- The hidden falls!

After we tackled The Vault hike, we decided it might be kind of fun to check out the other trail that leads East out of the Heart Creek parking lot.   This trail was labeled Heart Creek Canyon, and it promised to be an easy 3 Km round trip hike with 8 wooden bridges.

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The Vault Cave Hike | Heart Creek Canmore Alberta

Rumors seem to swirl around the strange hole dug into the side of Mount McGillivray. There are grandiose tales saying this man-made opening is a Diefenbunker, an emergency fallout shelter for government personnel in case of a nuclear war. Well others are saying it’s a nothing more than the start of a mine shaft.

Click here to read more about the History of the Vault Cave Hike.

 

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Mt Rae and Rae Glacier Hike|Elbow Lake Kananaskis Trail

Click here to read about the Rae Glacier Hike.

 

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