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Ha Ling Peak, Canmore

(4.9/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
Climb over 700 m (2,296 ft) to take in the incredible views of Bow River Valley from Ha Ling Peak. The peak takes its name from a cook working for the Canadian Pacific Railway who, in 1896, climbed to the summit in record time. With various trails on offer, you can choose whether to hike, climb, or scramble to the peak to enjoy the panoramic vistas. When you leave the tree-shaded area, the path to the top becomes loose rock, so wear appropriate footwear. Put Ha Ling Peak and other Canmore attractions into our Canmore family vacation planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This is not a tough scramble in the summer and if you start early you can avoid haveing to share the trail with others. Views are great and there is wildlife to see mainly mountain sheep. The trail in...  more »
  • Park near the reservoir above Canmore on the Smith Dorrian Trail. The trek up is a zig zag up the mountain, first through the trees, it's quite steep but a steady pace will get you up there. Stop firs...  more »
  • The walk was easy to navigate, the climb steady, and the view spectacular. There was a slight breeze at the top, and the day was sunny. I would caution being on the top during foul weather.  more »
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  • Nice day hike, 10 minute drive from Canmore. Generally steep, the tall climbs above treeline at the top. Great views of Canmore and the Bow Valley. Pretty exposed at the top! Trail can be run/fat hiked in 1.5 hours return, but most people will take 3-4 hours car-to-car.
  • Great hike close to Banff. Decent elevation gain from the start, and possibly challenging scramble near the summit. Definitely worth the view you're rewarded with.
  • Great views - can be done in 3 hrs from parking to summit if you're fit.
  • Great short, intense hike. The views are amazing.
  • Great experience. Nice incline great view from the top. Nice challenge for the whole family. My buddy and I took our 7 and 8 year old sons and they made it all they way!!