From Banff to Radium, those who live in and around the Rockies are no stranger to stunning (and cozy) locations – but even an everyday hiker hasn’t seen every hill, valley and hot spring. Mist Mountain in Kananaskis might just be one of those stunning spots that you’ve missed on your travels – but there’s always this weekend!

Located about an hour and 40 minutes from Calgary’s city centre, this picturesque destination is certainly not an easy one to get to, but man is it worth it.

We sincerely hope that you guys have got comfortable walking shoes, because you’re in for a 6.4 km hike rated hard by All Trails and confirmed as exactly that by those who have conquered it.


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On your way, you’ll see everything from Birds and four-legged wildlife, plants dogs (which can join you on this one, as long as they’re on a leash), and at the tippy top – a beautiful view of neighbouring peaks that you can enjoy while sitting in the springs.

Though most prefer to lounge about in a steamy pool on colder days, this hike is actually closed between December and June so you’ll have to make due. Luckily, rain and cold winds aren’t uncommon in and around Alberta, so you can still enjoy it as if it’s far chillier out!


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Think you can handle it? Pack a bag, a bathing suit and a tent if you’re feeling adventurous (because you can camp at the top) and kick start that GPS!

Once you’ve located the trailhead (directions here), you’ll have about a 450-metre climb upwards towards the saddle between the mountain and Eagle Ridge.

450 metre climb in 2.5km, towards the saddle between Mist Mountain and Eagle Ridge until you hit the Scree Trail (which will be on the right).


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This will lead you right to the hot springs, but – as we said earlier, this won’t be an easy one.

Please be safe, have fun and tag us in your pics! Enjoy!


Where: Mist Mountain, Kananaskis, AB – Directions here