The amazing @jillythorn_ has shared with us her all time favorite hikes in Calgary, Alberta, Canada! Thank you so much for opening our eyes to the grand adventures waiting for us in your beautiful country. We can not wait to explore these mountain tops as well as Banff's and Calgary's best eats and shops!
Location: Banff National Park, Sunshine Village Ski Resort parking lot
Healy Pass: 18.3 km, 890 meter Elevation Gain (from Sunshine parking lot)
Egypt Lake: 24.8km, 1,345 meter Elevation Gain (from Sunshine parking lot)
Pharaoh Peak: 32.5km, 2,091 meter Elevation Gain (from Sunshine parking lot)
Hike in August to see beautiful wildflowers and lots of greenery or visit in the fall when the vibrant larches are out. If you are a backcountry skier, you can also head into Healy Pass in the winter for a winter wonderland.
Location: Banff National Park / Lake Louise
1011 meter Elevation Gain, 9.2km roundtrip
Location: Kootenay National Park
959 meter Elevation Gain, 19.3km roundtrip
Ten Foot Henry
Fresh vegetable forward menu http://www.tenfoothenry.com/
Mercato (Mercato Mission or Mercato West)
Serving authentic Italian dishes to Calgarians since 1974 https://www.mercatogourmet.com/
The Living Room
Contemporary Interactice Cuisine https://livingroomrestaurant.ca/
Personal favorite fondue in the city: Fondue with truffle oil!
Shop: Cody & Sioux
(Modern Western Boutique store in Inglewood)
Shop: Mountain Equipment Company
(for all adventurers alike, easy to lose track of time in here!)
Canadian co-op – outdoor gear retail brand
The Park Distillery
Restaurant and working distillery in downtown Banff. Campfire-inspired cuisine and glacier water spirits distilled in house https://parkdistillery.com/
Indulgent Greek food. Did someone say deep fried feta balls?https://www.banffbalkan.ca/
Three Bears Brewery
Forest inspired Brewery and Restaurant with a retractable roof, patios, and greenery and forest friends. Great beer, cocktails and amazing food https://threebearsbanff.com/restaurant
if you’re going to Banff you have to grab a candy apple (or Fudge). There’s multiple places to go, I recommend this one!