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6 Off the Rails Trails and Parks in Canada

Jun 02, 2020

Hey trailblazers! I love spending the summer months being outdoors and getting some fresh air. This summer, I really want hiking and walking trails to have a little love and in honor of national trails day on June 6th, we’re going to explore some of the highly suggested spots to explore in Canada.

Reg Gray Trail – Sherwood Park, AB.
I’ve seen lots of pictures from this trail and comments from people who have said this is a really nice place to go out and see some wildlife… so bring some bug spray! Apparently, these trails are clearly marked and really clean. Sounds super peaceful.

Gros Morne National Park – Newfoundland.
A challenging hike with a great view! For those who are seeking a little more adventure and an action-packed hike, you have the option of hiking up the mountain trail, which claims to have some “mind-blowing” views.

Skyline Trail – Jasper National Park, AB.
This is one of the most popular trails to visit with a whopping 44 km route. The awesome part about this long trail is that you can take it one day at a time. Most hikers choose to do an overnight trip or a multi-day trip. Just views, on views, on views.

Stawamus Trail – Squamish, B.C.
They claim that B.C is a hiker’s paradise and the Stawamus Trail proves that to be true. For hikers of all different kinds of skill levels, this trail offers a variety in difficulty. Who would want to turn down Squamish Valley’s views?

Kejimkujik National Park – Nova Scotia.
Have you ever gone hiking AND stargazing in the same trip? Well at this national park, you have the option of doing both. This place is known to be the best place to stargaze in Canada! Since there are campsites here, this is one of the best places to explore overnight.

Grasslands National Park – Saskatchewan.
I’ve never heard of the French River Valley but it sounds so nice, soothing, and peaceful. At this national park you can hike their most popular trail known as the 70 Mile Butte. All you have to do is hike 5 km uphill to witness the views of the French River Valley.

Describing these places for you has got me daydreaming about all the kinds of wildlife, trees, and views I would see. I am curious how many of you have ever tried these trails before, or any trails I haven’t mentioned because I might need to take a month off just to explore all of them! Are you up for the challenge? 

Yours Truly,

Remember to stay safe and follow government and park guidelines during the pandemic. Be aware of park closures and which provincial governments are asking us to restrict inter-provincial travel for the time being. Consider exploring trails near home this summer, instead of travelling!

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