7 Dreamy Hikes In Canada That Feel Like Walking Through A Fairytale
As the weather gets warmer, it's time to get outdoors, and there are so many beautiful hikes in Canada that you can do, including some that are super easy.
You'll wander through magical natural landscapes and come across breathtaking lookouts with these seven trails across the country.
Southeast Brook Falls Trail
Location: Wiltondale, NL
Why You Need To Go: This is a short, easy hike through a balsam fir and white birch forest to a breathtaking waterfall that plunges 40 metres over a 1-billion-year-old ridge.
Niagara Glen Whirlpool Trail
Location: Niagara Falls, ON
Why You Need To Go: This trail is 1.9 kilometres and is considered difficult. It takes you along the rapid blue waters of the Niagara River and to the whirlpool, a natural phenomenon.
Bruce Trail Great Falls Loop
Location: Waterdown, ON
Why You Need To Go: The Great Falls loop is a 3.5-kilometre hike that's part of the Bruce Trail and starts off at the beautiful Smokey Hollow Falls. Then you'll hike through the forest along a creek with ancient rock formations.
Grassi Lakes Trail
Location: Canmore, AB
Why You Need To Go: There are two routes here and the short, picturesque trail is perfect if you want an easy but beautiful hike. It leads you through a dense forest to a striking turquoise lake.
Location: Cape Breton, NS
Why You Need To Go: It's a 6.5-kilometre return hike or an 8.2-kilometre loop. You can spot whales, moose, bald eagles and bears along the way, and there's a cliff that overlooks the coast with a beautiful boardwalk you can stroll on.
Garibaldi Lake Trail
Location: Squamish, BC
Why You Need To Go: This trail is an 18-kilometre loop if you take the long route but about halfway through it, you can branch-off to a shorter hike which takes you to Garibaldi Lake and its stunning turquoise water.
Grizzly Lake Trail
Location: Dawson, YT
Why You Need To Go: This is a full-day hike and is rated as difficult. You'll walk along rocky slopes and alpine meadows surrounded by mountains before arriving at Grizzly Lake.
Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.