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Stanley Glacier

Stanley Glacier (Canada)

Practical information about Stanley Glacier

  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Mountain
  • Lake
  • Off the beaten track
5 / 5 - One review
How to get there
2hr walk from the carpark
When to go
From June to September
Minimum stay
Half a day

Reviews of Stanley Glacier

Alicia Munoz Travel writer
87 travel articles

This glacier is on Mount Stanley in the Banff National Park. An easy hike will get you there.

My suggestion:
Avoid the harsh Canadian winter and don't do the hike alone, as this is Grizzly country.
Summary:

The Rockies are home to several glaciers; blue-tinted ice fields that are integral to the local eco-system. One not to miss is Stanley Glacier close to Banff.

The hike to the glacier is suitable for everyone and is a myriad of natural wonders. It's 10km long and takes no more than 4 hours. Apart from the first couple of kilometres and the steeper final one, I didn't find the hike at all hard. It's a chance to see some beautiful waterfalls, forest landscapes and a stunning gorge.

Spring is a great time to do this hike, when the wild flowers burst into bloom. But keep an eye on the weather - whatever the season it can quickly change.

Canyon at Stanley Glacier
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