We had actually planned and even gotten 5km into this trail last weekend but quit due to an unbelievable amount of bugs. You couldn't even keep your mouth or eyes open without bugs constantly flying into them. There was also still a ton of smoke from forest fires that made breathing difficult. [...]
The best camping on the Indian arm is at Granite Falls, it's 18km and between 3-6 hours one way. It's a beautiful paddle that ends at a large waterfall.
We had limited time so we only did the first 9km portion of the trail to Bear Beach and back again.
This was our first time up there and while it was beautiful, it was very sad to see how much garbage had been left by people on the trail and lakeside. If you do decide to take the trip up there, please pack out all of your garbage.
The Icefields Parkway is an incredibly beautiful 230km stetech of highway from Lake Louise to Jasper with 1800m of elevation gain. We cycled it over the course of 4 days and 3 nights, camping along the way.
Leavenworth is small town east of Seattle that in the 1960s during an economic downtown decided to make the town Bavarian themed. There also happens to be amazing climbing and bouldering just outside the town site.
Elfin Lakes trail is an incredibly beautiful moderate hike that includes the option of staying overnight in a heated hut.
Black Mountain snowshoe trail has great views of the city and is close to Vancouver.
Chester Lake Cross Country Ski Trail is one of the most popular trails in the Kananaskis. Round trip is roughly 4 hours, 10km and 310m elevation gain.