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Canmore is a Picture-Perfect Destination for Hikers

posted by: BEST WESTERN PLUS Pocaterra Inn on: August 29, 2013 06:16:12 PM

Summer isn’t over yet, folks! With a few weeks left in the sunny season, there is still plenty of time to pack your provisions, lace up your boots and take to the trails.

When it comes to world-class hiking, few destinations in Canada offer hikers as much variety, challenge and breathtaking scenery as the Canadian Rockies. Here in Canmore, we are surrounded by some of the Rockies’ most picturesque trails, making our town an ideal home base for hikers looking to get the most out of their trip to Kananaskis Country.

Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned-pro, you’ll find a trail to tickle your fancy within a short drive of Canmore. Many online resources are available to point you in the right direction as you plan your hiking itinerary, but we recommend getting your hands on a guidebook, ideally one written recently and geared specifically to the Canmore-Banff area. The “Where the Locals Hike” series of books is a great place to start.

When venturing into the backcountry, it’s extremely important to pack the right gear and fully educate yourself on the terrain and possible risks. If you’re new to hiking, we recommend signing up for one of the many guided hiking tours available in the Canmore and Banff area.

If you’re looking to chart your own adventure, but are unsure about your experience level or knowledge of the area, consider trip-planning services from local hiking guru and guidebook author Kathy Copeland. Kathy’s years of experience traversing Alberta’s trails is an invaluable aid to any hiker visiting Canmore.

After a long day of hiking in the Rockies, look forward to resting easy in your comfortable room at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Pocaterra Inn in Canmore. We have a host of onsite amenities to help a weary hiker relax including an indoor pool, hot tub, steam room and sauna.

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