Highway 93, Kootenay National Park, Banff, Canada

Praktische Infos

Der Stanley Glacier Trailhead befindet sich am Highway 93 im Kootenay National Park, nur 15 Kilometer südlich von Castle Junction und 45 Kilometer von Banff, Alberta, entfernt. Es liegt 95 Kilometer nördlich von Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The hike is steep and a moderate level of fitness is recommended.
  • While you can enjoy views of the glacier throughout the hike, the trail does not lead all the way to the glacier so you can’t reach the ice itself (unless you choose to continue past the end of the designated trail).
  • Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring rain gear—weather can change fast in the Rocky Mountains.
  • Bring water and a snack—the high altitude of the trail means it can be more tiring than expected.
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How to Get There

Take the Trans-Canada Highway west from Banff and when you reach Castle Junction turn left onto Highway 93. Follow Highway 93 for 8.4 miles (13.5 kilometers) and the parking area is on your left. The trailhead is marked by a footbridge over the Vermilion River.

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When to Get There

For the best weather and trail conditions, visit Stanley Glacier between June and September and avoid attempting the hike on days with rain or high winds. Rain limits visibility and wind make it hazardous to hike through the burned forest.

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Where to Find the Most Accessible Glaciers in the Canadian Rockies

The Canadian Rockies offer a wealth of glacier viewing opportunities, ranging from helicopter flights to treks across ice. Many of the most accessible glaciers are located along the Icefield Parkway, which lines the Columbia Icefield—home to numerous glaciers such as the Athabasca Glacier. Guided hikes and ice-crawling vehicle tours can take you out onto the ice itself.

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