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Popular Day Hikes: Waterton

by (author) Andrew Nugara

RMB | Rocky Mountain Books
Initial publish date
May 2022
Western Provinces, Hiking, Hikes & Walks
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Popular Day Hikes is a series of bestselling books written for visitors and locals looking to hike scenic trails from well-established staging areas.


Popular Day Hikes: Waterton covers 34 hikes in southern Alberta’s beautiful Waterton Lakes National Park. From short, easy walks, to longer, full-day hikes, to easy scrambles, this book outlines mountain trips for all ages and all levels of difficulty. Some of the hikes included are:


Lost Horse Creek

Red Rock Canyon

Blakiston Falls

Lineham Falls

Ruby Ridge

Carthew Summit

Bear’s Hump

Kootenai Brown Trail


Although small, relative to other national parks, Waterton is one of the most unique and scenic in all of Canada, largely due to the enormous variety of colourful rock prevalent throughout the area, striking mountains (composed of all that colourful rock), and a number of stunning lakes. Easy access to all corners of this incredible mountain environment is made possible by an extensive, well-developed and well-maintained system of trails.

The tiny but quaint town of Waterton lies on the shores of the Canadian Rockies’ deepest lake, Upper Waterton Lake, and is surrounded by picturesque mountains. Perched above the lake is the iconic Prince of Wales Hotel, one of the most photographed hotels in Canada. Throughout the summer, all services are available in and around the townsite, making weekend or week-long trips to Waterton ideal.

Waterton is a visually breathtaking feast that everyone should experience. Enjoy!

About the author

Andrew Nugara was born in Rugby, England, and moved to Canada in 1979. He earned bachelor degrees in classical guitar performance and in education and presently teaches high school physics, mathematics and music. With his brother, Mark, Andrew started to hike and scramble up mountains in 2001. Shortly after, Andrew and Mark began to pursue other forms of mountain recreation such as alpine climbing, technical climbing and ice climbing. Scrambling, however, has always remained the primary focus for the brothers. In subsequent years, snowshoeing took on a more prominent role in Andrew and Mark’s winter travels, yielding two books in that field. Since 2001 Andrew has completed over 700 mountain ascents. Along with the new edition of More Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies, Andrew is also the author of Snowshoeing in the Canadian Rockies (RMB, 2011) and A Beginner’s Guide to Snowshoeing in the Canadian Rockies (RMB, 2012). He lives in Calgary, Alberta.

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