Bow River Loop and Larch Island - Hike

A hike right in town with mountainous views you don't have to drive far for. Stop at a bench along the path if you choose, but overall just enjoy being right in nature on this easy trail where you decide how far to hike.

Difficulty: Easy
Round trip: 5.5 km (variable)
Hiking Time: 1 - 2 hours (variable) 
Elevation Gain: negligible 
FitBit: approx 8,000 steps and 2 flights of stairs

Marked: Not marked, but there are maps along the path.
Facilities: There are public washrooms on main street.
How to get there: From Calgary drive west on HWY 1 to Canmore. Drive to Bridge Road and you'll see the boat launch parking lot on the West side of the bridge and South side of the road. Or you might find parking on the side of the road.

Click for directions in Google Maps.
Directional arrows just for reference, not mandatory at all!

This hike has no distinct start or finish, however starting along Bridge Road is likely the easiest for parking. Simply follow the path to your hearts content. The path and hiking time/distance outlined above is just the example of the route we took. There are maps at major junctions to help you along the way. You may even be so inclined to hop over to main street for a bite to eat, then get back to your trek.

The path is gravel and caters to many and in the early season of hiking if you don't want to battle the snow left in the mountains or have little tykes or pets this is a great option. You get a beautiful mountainous view and the feel of being in the great outdoors without even having to leave town!

Kid Friendly: yes
Dog Friendly: yes

Happy Hiking!