One of my favourite hikes is Sentinel Pass from Paradise Valley near Lake Louise, AB. The scenery is incredibly rewarding and the trails vary in difficulty and terrain. Highly recommended!
Another amazing hike is from Lake O’Hara to Abbott Pass Hut, which is precariously placed on the continental divide itself, above the Victoria Glacier However, when we did this last year over Labour Day weekend, we spent the last two hours crawling through a blizzard to the hut. I reached a whole new level of fear, fortitude and accomplishment up there, and I didn’t even need to be rescued.
By the way, the banner image featured on every page of this blog was taken at Red Rock Canyon in Nevada, just outside Vegas. Forget gambling or shopping, this is the best attraction near the Strip.