Lady MacDonald Hike in Canmore

March 14, 2018

Kevin Tweed/Orange Girl

The recent warm sunny days that we have been having in the Bow Valley have got me excited for the many summer hikes that we have planned.  The hike up Mount Lady MacDonald is definitely one that I often do every summer or spring.  It offers incredible views of the town of Canmore along with amazing mountain views down the valley to Banff National Park and all the way back to Kananaskis Country.  The view of Grotto Mountain and the Three Sisters are worth the hike alone.  It is a classic Canadian Rockies hike with lots of elevation but plenty of reward all along the trail.  It is definitely a classic Canmore hike that can be done in early season as it is south facing and the sun can melt down the snow a lot quicker than on some of the more back country hikes within Banff National Park.  We had an incredible warm March day with clear skies to really soak up the sun and the absolutely amazing views that abound below into our beautiful town of Canmore!

There are wonderful views of The Three Sisters and Mount Lawrence Grassi.


Hello my name is Kirstie and I am a wedding photographer who specializes in photographing intimate weddings & elopements in Calgary, Banff, Canmore & Emerald Lake. I’ve been photographing mountain weddings since we moved to Banff in 2004. I lived in the mountains for 17 years before moving to Calgary in 2021. On days off you'll find me spending time with my husband Kevin and our 3 rescue dogs Mabel, Olive & Bandit.