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Good hike when mountains are covered by smoke

Enjoyed our hike from the cave and basin area. The first part of the hike was rather boring along a... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2018
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Great walk

Spent a few hours walking in the area, intending to do only the Marsh loop but instead walked to... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2018
Margaret T
Melbourne, Australia
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed our hike from the cave and basin area. The first part of the hike was rather boring along a paved road but after reaching the canyon area the scenery was much more interesting. The blue/green color of the Bow River was beautiful. We crossed...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Spent a few hours walking in the area, intending to do only the Marsh loop but instead walked to the canyon. Even with a map and some signage it’s confusing navigating the area. Make sure you take repellent if you’re affected by mosquitoes. An enjoyable...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Margaret T
Reviewed July 25, 2018

Hiling the 1.6K loop along Sundance Creek in Sundance Canyon was definitely worth an hour of our time, especially because we biked the boring 3.9K (one way) paved pathway from the trailhead of the Sundance Canyon trail from the Cave & Basin National Historic Site...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kevin M
Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

We went snowshoeing here as a couple and ran into a lot of people skiing or also snowshoeing although with a few hikers braving the deep snow! It is an easy walk with beautiful views.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank ExcitedforCuba789
Reviewed October 28, 2017

I was here this past winter, and most of the trail was ok with regular winter boots until I got up to the Canyon. I managed to cling onto the railing of the REALLY icy steps going up to the bridge, but I would have...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank adventuremom28
Reviewed September 7, 2017

We got to Banff on a Friday in the early afternoon - and after checking into our hotel, we walked down Banff Avenue to the Bow River Bridge and decided to try the Sundance Canyon trail. This route, along the Bow River a good portion...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Nemo1921
Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

A 4+ km, relatively flat walk or bike ride from the Caves and Basin Historic Site. Not many people were undertakimg this activity, probably due to the effort to get there, the mosquitoes (v friendly) and possibly because the canyon itself is nice enough but...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank stefano523
Reviewed June 9, 2017

You can park at the Cave and Basin Historical site(lots of parking) form which begins the trailhead to the Sundance Canyon loop. You follow a paved pathway for most of the way up until you reach the Canyon itself --from there it is gravel/silt path...More

Date of experience: June 2017
4  Thank Peter R
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