Two of the most popular hiking trails in Canada are in Alberta

Alberta is a bit of an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, and two hiking trails have now been named among the best in Canada.

A new study from SportsShoes.com analyzed Google data and Instagram hashtags to find the best hiking trails in the world. They used the collected data to create the Hiking Vacation Guide, ranking the most popular hiking spots around the world. Not only did Canada rank 13th on its overall list, but two hiking trails in Alberta were ranked in the top 10 for Canada.

So while you’re on the hunt for some of the best lakes in Alberta to visit this summer or some of the bucket list campsites, maybe check out these hiking trails while you’re at it.

Plain of Six Glaciers

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The Plain of Six Glaciers is an out and back trail near Lake Louise that offers stunning views of the mountains and the lake. It usually takes a few hours to complete the 14+ kilometer round trip hike. It takes you to the heart of Mount Lefroy, Mount Victoria and the Victoria Glacier. It is also highly recommended that you take the time to stop at the tea house on your hike. It came in at number nine on the list.

Turtle Mountain

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Just off Crowsnest Pass in southern Alberta, Turtle Mountain is a popular trail for hiking, backpacking, and snowshoeing in the shadow of the Frank Slide. Considered a more challenging hike, the 7+ kilometer round trip hike offers great panoramic views of Crowsnest Pass and the surrounding mountains. It came in at number 10 on the list.

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