Three of our favourite Alberta hikes and snacks for along the way
Has there ever been a better time to #ExploreAlberta than this past summer? Often when we’re craving adventure, we first think of faraway lands and jetting off somewhere new and exotic, but these past few months at home have reminded us just how special our own backyard is.
After all, Alberta is home to Canada’s largest mountain national park (Jasper National Park) and has the world’s richest deposits of dinosaur bones (Dinosaur Provincial Park). We have mountains, we have prairies, and we have hoodoos. There’s so much to see, and what better time than the present to go exploring?
When you’re heading out on the trail, make sure you have fueled up for adventure by eating a balanced meal so you are ready to experience all that our province has to offer! To give you some inspiration, we’ve listed three hikes and some of our favourite snacks for on the trail. Now, get out there and #ExploreAlberta!
Banff National Park – Little Beehive via Lake Agnes Trail
The trail: If you’re up for a bit of a challenge, head to Lake Louise and head up to the little beehive. With fantastic lake and mountain views and a private teahouse, you won’t regret this 9KM hike.
The snack: There’s nothing like a post-summit snack, and these Protein Packed Peanut Butter Banana Bars are a perfect mix of protein, carbs and fat to give you energy for the way down.
Dinosaur Provincial Park – Horsethief Canyon
The trail: Named after the criminals who stole and rebranded horses in the settler times, this canyon features bright exposed earth, prickly pear cacti and if you’re lucky, you may find some fossils. This hike is fairly quick, so you’ll have plenty of time to visit the hoodoos and the Royal Tyrell Museum.
The snack: When the trail is quick, it’s better to eat on the road. Try our Road Trip Cheese Buns for a savoury snack on an adventure-filled day.
Jasper National Park – Mount Edith Cavell Meadow
The trail: One of the best hikes for the summer months, this 8.5 KM trail at Mount Edith Cavell is lined with wildflowers and offers beautiful glacial views.
The snack: For casual munching on the trail, we like bringing a bag of our favourite Adventure Granola. It’s great for breakfast too!