Best Hiking Trail

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Looking for a way to reconnect with nature, enjoy time with your family, get some exercise or simply clear your head? Hiking is a wonderful way to spend time outdoors. From coast to coast, Canada offers some of the best pathways into Mother Nature. Grab a pair of shoes, water bottle and hat and remember the hikers’ mantra: leave nothing but footprints and take nothing but photos. These are the top trails — but which one’s the best?

Best of Canada - Best Hiking Trail - Cabot Trail

Cabot Trail

Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

Named for the famous navigator, John Cabot, the Cabot Trail invites the next generation of explorers to one of the most scenic trails in Canada. Wind around the highlands by foot or by car. Get outside – no excuses!

Best of Canada - Best Hiking Trail - Fundy Trail

Fundy Trail

Saint Martins, New Brunswick

The Fundy Trail is carved out of the escarpment. With stunning views like these, you’ll be remiss if you forget your binoculars. See the birds or something else…

Best of Canada - Best Hiking Trail - Galloping Goose Trail

Galloping Goose Regional Trails

Vancouver Island, British Columbia

If you’re new to hiking, this is a great place to begin. The Galloping Goose Regional Trail is a 55 kilometre rail trail that runs between Victoria, Sooke, Metchosin, Colwood, Langford, View Royal and Saanich in British Columbia. The trail weaves through a variety of beautiful British Columbian terrains, giving hikers an opportunity to experience coniferous wooded areas, babbling brooks, roaring rivers and pristine lakes.

Best of Canada - Best Hiking Trail - Bruce Trail

Bruce Trail

Niagara Escarpment, Ontario

The Bruce Trail is 900 kilometres along the edge of the Niagara Escarpment. Hike, revel at the waterfalls, streams and check out the century old trees. This is the best place to become a tree hugger – no lie.

Best of Canada - Best Hiking Trail - Tea House Challenge

Tea House Challenge

Banff, Alberta

Feeling adventurous? Take the Tea House Challenge. It’s a one-day trek that is totally worth the climb. Reward yourself with homemade soups, pies, scones, or select one of the 100 loose-leaf teas. Earn your calories on the Tea House Challenge.

Best Hiking Trail - Appin Road

Appin Road

Appin Road, Prince Edward Island

In the land of red soil and potatoes, lace up your hiking boots for this decades-old network of classic PEI clay paths. Get your fill of soaring trees, cooling breezes, and wildflowers galore. Gear up for 2.95 kilometers of adventure.

Best hiking Trail - Kejimkujik National Park

Kejimkujik National Park

Kejimkujik National Park, Nova Scotia

Part of Canada’s National Parks system, “Keji” offers 15 hiking trails cutting through lush forests of red maple, pine, and old-growth hemlock. Ditch the shoes for cycle or skis and glide through lush Nova Scotia.

Best Hiking Spot - Killarney Park

Killarney Park

Killarney Park, Ontario

Killarney Park is one of the best places to stargaze. Hike the 80 km looped La Cloche-Silhouette Trail and study the sky at the observatory. If you’re more of an adventurer, Killarney Park is a popular stopover for canoe campers.

Best Hiking Spot - Kinney Lake Trail

Kinney Lake Trail

Kinney Lake Trail, British Columbia

Revel in the majesty of the snow-capped Rockies! Check out crystal clear Kinney Lake against the towering grey and white peaks of The Rockies –this makes the perfect backdrop for navigating Mount Robson Provincial Park.

Best Hiking Trail - Twillingate


Twillingate, Newfoundland & Labrador

The best hiking trails need not be in the woods! Check out Iceberg Alley in Twillingate. Each cove or bay offers new scenery and the ocean air and rolling coastlines are begging you to come hither. Twillingate is a fishing village, so if you’re looking for something quaint – this is for you. Visitors come from afar to watch the icebergs drift down iceberg alley – catch a glimpse of this cool phenomenon.