Kananaskis Country

Canmore and Area Trail Report

Updated: November 14, 2018

Updated: November 14, 2018 | Print Report

Trails in the Canmore Area typically hold snow throughout the winter but those found on south facing slopes, particular in open areas are generally the best hiking options even in the winter months. As the trails in and around Canmore have a high number of users, expect trails to be packed and even icy in shaded areas. Ice cleats come highly recommended during all months of the winter season.

Notes:

  1. Early season snow has started to fall. Check for avalanche information on the Avalanche Canada website. Pack appropriately for changing conditions, including traction devices/hiking poles, and don't forget to dress in layers!
  2. Be wildlife aware! Traveling in groups, making noise on trail, keeping pets on leash and carrying bear spray is highly recommended. See the Wildlife Safety page for more information.
  3. Caution is advised for natural hazards such as downed trees and snow/ice on trail.

Closures:

  1. Ha Ling Trail - Construction Closure over winter of 2018/2019
  2. Grassi Lakes Interpretive Trail - Also known as the "hard" trail is under a Seasonal Closure due to hazardous and icy conditions. 

Maps

Resources

Trail Name Permitted Activities Status
Cougar Creek
Open
Douglas Fir Bench
Open
Goat Creek
Open
Grassi Lakes Interpretive
Closed
Grassi Lakes Upper
Note Icy conditions and strongly recommended to have traction devices for footwear.
Warning
Grotto Mountain
Open
Ha Ling
Note
  • Ha Ling Peak will remain closed over the winter of 2018/2019 to ensure the safety of Alberta Parks users
Closed
Harvie Heights Ridge Traverse
Open
Highline
Open
Horseshoe Loop
Open
Johnny's
Open
Lady MacDonald
Open
Meander
Open
Montane Traverse
Open
No Name
Open
Reclaimer
Open
Riders of Rohan
Open
Rocky Mountain Legacy
Open
Tibits Quarry
Open