10 Fall Adventures in the Canadian Rockies
Fall is one of the best times of year to visit the Canadian Rockies, and in Canmore, Kananaskis there is more than just fall colours to look forward to. The temperatures are still warm, the colours are amazing and wildlife is abundant. Here are a few of the best activities to try this fall.
Larch Hikes: Every September, the Larch trees turn a vibrant golden-yellow. The trees loose their needles in late October. Visitors from all over the world travel to the Rockies just to see them. Here are a few larch-viewing hike ideas in Kananaskis:
- Mt. Lorette Ponds
- Chester Lake
- Burstall Pass
- Rawson Lake
- Ptarmigan Cirque
Moose Tours: While bears are starting to go back into hibernation for the winter, fall is one of the most active times of the year for moose. Take an evening tour with Canadian Rockies Adventures along Spray Lakes Road in search of these elusive and majestic animals.
Rock Climbing: When it starts to get colder, many Canmorites turn to the indoor climbing facilities at Elevation Place. With 1,000 square-meters of climbing surface and 1,500 square-feet of bouldering, Elevation Place is the perfect location to challenge yourself this fall.
Legacy Trail The Legacy Trail bike path between Banff and Canmore stays open until mid-October. The 22-kilometre paved trail is a great way to get out and see the leaves change colour and offers spectacular mountain views.
Helicopter Tour Discover natural alpine landscapes and high mountain vistas on an alpine heli-hike, or just sit back and enjoy the soaring mountain ranges from an eagle’s eye view.
Caving Join Canmore Cave Tours rain or shine for a natural history tour into the wild undeveloped caves under Grotto Mountain. Tour the 4-kilometre cave created by the meltwaters of ancient glaciers.
Frisbee Golf Visit Trail Sports at the Canmore Nordic Centre to rent a disc and try out the beautiful forested Disc Golf Course. Watch the leaves change as you try your hand at this growing sport on one of the best and most challenging courses.
Brewery Tours Trying to stay warm on a cool weekend in the mountains? Visit the Grizzly Paw Brewery for a tour of their new state-of the art facility. Enjoy a frosty beverage as you learn about the beer-making process. Delicious hand-crafted sodas make it a great family-friendly activity.
Kananaskis Mountain Festival Just down the road is the Kananaskis Mountain Festival. Until October 26th, you can take part in wine tastings, women’s wellness weekends, cooking courses and more. For information, check out www.mountainfestival.ca.
Dine out Canmore’s 75 restaurants begin to bring out their fall comfort foods like the herb-crusted rack of lamb at The Trough, the Bison Wellington at Tavern 1883, or Alberta Game Meatloaf at the Iron Goat.
[via Avenue Calgary]