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Stanley Glacier Hike, Lake Louise

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  • The Stanley Glacier hike encapsulates one of my favourite landscapes to hike through: rejuvenating forest after a fire. Humans consider fire the enemy, but without fire, there is no new life. The lodg...  more »
  • We missed out on this hike the first time around through the area, but we did it the 2nd time because we had read good things about it. It did not disappoint. We hiked this trail later in the day, and...  more »
  • You might miss it if you just look at the common glossy brochures and run-of-the-mill trail listings. But if you go a little off the beaten Banff National Park track and venture into Kootenay National...  more »
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  • Easy to moderate. Excellent path with switchbacks takes you up to the ridge. We did it in late May and as you get higher the path gets mucky and still has snow in some places. We chose to end our hike at the top of the ridge because of the snow. But, at this point you will get an incredible view of Mt. Stanley and the glacier basin. Gorgeous. Several viewpoints along the way give an unencumbered view of Castle Mt.
  • Beautiful easy hike