These iconic mountains stretch from the Western United States all the way North into Canada, and they are well known for their amazing beauty, sweeping vistas, abundant wildlife, wonderful mountain towns, and what Best Hike calls “perhaps the best long distance hikes on the planet.” They note that the best time to go is during August and September, when the weather is most predictable and stable, although other times of the year are great as well, as long as you are prepared. If you enjoy skiing or snowboarding, the region will appeal to you on that level as well. The Rockies also get high marks for being well managed, safe, and having a great infrastructure as well.
Best Hike names the trek from Sunshine to Assiniboine as their favorite hike in the region and it comes in at #5 on their Top Ten Best Hikes in the World list. Calling Assiniboine the Matterhorn of the Canadian Rockies, Best Hike says that this is a mountaineers dream trek, with base camp hiking at it’s finest. The region is remote, and can only be accessed on foot, but remains very popular and well traveled.
The photo above should let you know what you can expect. 🙂
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