These three options will have you trekking in the backcountry for a weekend and home for dinner on Sunday. If you are a backpacking newbie, there is also advice and resources to get you started.
Trek these trails to take in the famous fall larches without the crowds
Waterfalls and alpine meadows are on this three-hour hike in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park
Even if you don't make it all the way to the glacier, you'll be rewarded with views of waterfalls.
It's a four-hour hike that is pretty flat with lichen, streams and waterfalls on the way to the lake.
The well-groomed trail and calming views of Lake Minnewanka surrounded by rugged mountain peaks are everything you want in a view, making this long day surprisingly easy.
Hike to a pristine lake or scramble up to Sarrail Ridge for panoramic views of K-Country.
This easy hike is near the Banff Springs Hotel that takes you to an open meadow with picnic tables.
This steep hike in Kananaskis is a good early season option. And you'll be rewarded with both mountain and prairie views at the top.
If you're only going to do one thing while in Waterton Lakes National Park, make sure it's this hike.