Glacier & Banff Round-Up

We've come to the end of our Glacier & Banff Road Trip. Any of these hikes or sights can be pieced together with your other preferences or combined into an epic day. But if you want know how we did the trip, here's the full round-up of our links and travels. 

Day 1: Fly to Calgary, rent car, drive to Whitefish, Montana. See mesmerizingly blue water. See sunset from Logan Pass.

Day 2: Drive Going-to-the-Sun road across park. Hike to Grinnell Lake. Hike Saint Mary Falls and Virginia Falls

Day 3: Hike to Quartz Lake. Get caught in rain storm. Take nap. Back to park for sunset.

Day 4: Drive back out to Many Glacier. Hike Iceberg Lake. Eat delicious cheese sticks. Hike as far as the trail was open toward Grinnell Glacier.

Day 5: Hike to Avalanche Lake. Late afternoon hike out to the overlook of Hidden Lake. Final sunset in Glacier.

Day 6: Leave early for Canmore. Hike Stanley Peak in Kootenay National Park. 

Day 7: Drive the Icefields Parkway, tour Athabasca Glacier, and hike to Wilcox Pass

Day 8: Celebrate SIL's birthday by hiking to Lake Agnes and Plain of the Six Glaciers tea houses around Lake Louise

Day 9: Get rained out during morning hike. Dinner hike through Johnston Canyon to the Ink Pots.

Day 10: Depart from Calgary for home.

Pro Tip: The image in the header is from a quiet evening walk we did several times in Banff on a trail around lakes under Mt Rundle. I didn't write a post about it because it was so short but it was just lovely for an evening stroll. It was the Fenland trail which you can find more about here. While we were visiting, we spotted a beaver in the river and were able to watch it over several days. Plus, who wouldn't want to end their day with a view of Mt. Rundle like this?