Stanley Glacier

Fire and ice bring plenty of contrast to the Stanley Glacier hike in Kootenay National Park. A major forest fire struck the area in 2003, creating quite the renewed ecosystem. The recovering lodge pole pine forest is littered with colorful wildflowers, which grow abundantly because of the newly fertilized soils caused by the fire. Further up the trail, the forest diminishes as hikers enter the Stanley Basin. Views of the glacier are spectacular from here; however, hikers must scramble uphill, over large boulders, for another kilometer to see the toe of the glacier.

The hike also traverses a thin portion of the Burgess Shale, which is a 505-million-year-old sea bed preserved on the western slopes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Joining a seven-hour, 12-kilometer Parks Canada interpretive hike is the best way to take in close-up views of the Stanley Glacier, while also discovering trilobites, hyolithids, brachiopods, sponges and algaes fossils that go missed by the unobservant hiker. These hikes are popular and reservations must be made in advance. 

Practical Info

The Stanley Glacier trailhead is located on Highway 93 in Kootenay National Park, just 15 kilometers south of Castle Junction and 45 kilometers from Banff, Alberta. It is located 95 kilometers north of Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia.

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Endereço: Highway 93, Kootenay National Park, Banff, Canada, Canadá
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Ingressos: Adults: $9.80; Children: $4.90
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Caminhada guiada pelo Parque Nacional de Banff com almoço

Escolha entre as quatro trilhas mais icônicas do Parque Nacional de Banff nesta excursão de 7 horas de caminhada guiada com almoço. Escolha a caminhada perfeita para seu nível de habilidade e experiência, variando de 7 km (4,5 milhas) a 10,6 km (6,6 milhas), com uma paisagem de montanha espetacular não importa qual opção você selecionar. As quatro opções de viagem incluem explorações do Lake Valley, Stanley Glacier, trilhas do Parque Nacional de Kootenay ou Plain of Six Glaciers. Sua excursão também inclui transporte de ida e volta e bastões de caminhada.
  • Duração: 7 horas
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  • Duração: 7 horas
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