Our Favourite Hikes

We have put together a list of our favourite hikes that are super close to Creekside Villa or Canmore. So get out there and EXPLORE!

Enjoy hiking in the Rockies all year long. Always choose appropriate hiking trails, check the weather forecast, trail reports, and avalanche bulletins, pack the right gear (layers, layers, that's the secret), and don't forget food, drinks, and bear spray. Stay safe and have fun!

beautiful lake in the mountains

Grassi Lakes trail

Location: Kananaskis

Distance: 3.8 KM Round Trip

Elevation Gain: 250 M

Difficulty: Easy

Why we love it: Crystal clear blue lakes and a quick and easy hike. Offers lots of shade and is a great place to see local wildlife.

Bow River Loop

Location: Canmore

Distance: 2KM Round Trip

Elevation Gain: None

Difficulty: Easy

Why we love it: Easy downtown access. Grab a coffee and enjoy a leasurly hike around the bow river. Great place to bring a picnic and enjoy the beautiful crystal clear river.

Grotto Canyon

Location: Canmore

Distance: 5 KM Round Trip

Elevation Gain: 50 M

Time: 1-2 Hours

Difficulty: Easy

Why we love it: Ancient hopi pictographs along the trails lead you to cascading waterfalls. Quick hike, great for a picnic or to spend an afternoon wandering


Ha Ling Peak

Location: Kananaskis

Distance: 5.4 KM Round Trip

Elevation Gain: 741 M

Difficulty: Moderate-Difficult

Why we love it: Amazing views of the valley with well-established trails. Begins in the trees and when closer to top turns into a gravel switch back. Don’t forget good shoes and your bear spray!


Lady McDonald

Location: Canmore

Distance: 6.6 KM Roundtrip

Time: 6-8 hours

Elevation Gain: 918 M

Difficulty: Difficult

Why we love it: Trailhead is located right outside the doors of Creekside Villa! It’s a local hot spot with fabulous views. Hike to the “teahouse platform” and take a break or have a picnic. Don’t forget good shoes and bear spray!


South Lawson Peak

Location: Kananaskis

Distance: 7.6 KM Round Trip

Elevation Gain: 737 M

Difficulty: Hard

Why we love it: The trail travels straight up the ridge to an incredible viewpoint, looking over to Kananaskis Lakes and Kananaskis Country. Usually doable during winter months, however, check the conditions beforehand and bring appropriate gear.