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Active by Nature leads walking tours and Nordic walking tours, year-round, in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Canmore. Walks are conducted on the town’s recreational trail system, featuring spectacular scenery and opportunities for wildlife viewing. The initial focus on the Nordic walks is developing the skills of Nordic walking. Think of it as cross-country skiing without the skis! Nordic walking burns mega-calories compared to just walking while the use of poles also promotes great posture, off-loads stress from hips and knees and provides exceptional stability on all-terrain, from city streets to mountain peaks. On all walking tours, there is lots of opportunity to explore and learn about this unique mountain town and all the unforgettable experiences it has to offer. Private group guided hikes to Chester Lake, Grassi Lakes, the saddle of Ha Ling and the High Rockies Trail are offered by request. Monthly snowshoe tours are also offered during the spectacular and snowy winter season. Due to COVID-19 group size is limited to between one and six people. Nordic walking poles are cleaned after each use. Please see website for further details.
The Ha Ling Half
This hike leads you part way up the hiking trail that finishes at the “saddle” of Ha Ling. The trail climbs steadily but easily, with no flat sections. The Ha Ling half finishes at a fabulous view point overlooking the Bow and Spray valleys, with lovely views along the way.
Quick-Start Nordic Walking Tour
Prepare to be amazed by how Nordic Walking turbo-charges a simple walk. This Active by Nature “gentle adventure” will take place on scenic recreational trails within Canmore, with minimal elevation change. But the scenery will be outstanding so bring your camera for a photo stop or two! Poles provided.
Grassi Lakes Hike in Canmore
Enjoy a lovely 4 km round-trip walk to picturesque Grassi Lakes with Active by Nature. Poles provided, bring your own, or purchase Canada’s leading brand of Nordic walking poles with a 20% discount. Hear fascinating stories about Canmore & the Rocky Mountains. Photo stops guaranteed!
Chester Lake Hike
A guided hike of 4-5 hours to a jewel of Kananaskis Country! Surrounded by towering peaks, the hike to Chester Lake is 11 km with over 300 m of elevation gain. Poles are provided for the hike (sanitized before each use) or purchase your own poles with a 20% discount.
Guided Hike to the Saddle of Ha Ling in Canmore
This 4 to 5 hour hike will take you to the end of the established hiking trail at saddle below Ha Ling Peak. Jaw-dropping views are to be had at the saddle! This is a strenuous hike of 7 km with approximately 800 m of elevation gain.