5 Perfect Canadian Trails To Explore This Summer

Hike inspiration for your summer travels.

Western Canada

Troll Falls, Alberta

Illustrations of Troll Falls with a sun, waterfall, and treeline.

Trolls Falls.

Degree of difficulty: Easy
What it’s like: This short, family-friendly trail has two end points: one leading to the bottom of Troll Falls and the other to a creek above the falls.

Central Canada

Millennium Trail, Manitoba

Illustration of Millennium Trail with the sun, a lake, and greenery.

Millennium Trail

Degree of difficulty: Easy
What it’s like: Millennium Trail takes hikers all the way around Thompson, Man. It winds through the boreal forest and down city sidewalks for a unique adventure.

Eastern Canada

Bruce Trail, Ontario

Illustration of Bruce Trail with the sun, a shoreline, and mountains.

Bruce Trail.

Degree of difficulty: Varies
What it’s like: Spanning 900 kilometres from Queenston to Tobermory, Ont., the Bruce Trail is one of Canada’s oldest and longest marked footpaths.


Ovayok Trail, Nunavut

Illustration of Ovayok Trail with the sun, a bay, and an inukshuk.

Ovayok Trail.

Degree of difficulty: Moderate
What it’s like: This five-and-a-half- kilometre stretch of back trail near Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, offers a unique chance to see wildlife in the Canadian North.

Atlantic Canada

Franey Mountain Trail, Nova Scotia

Illustration of Franey Mountain Trail with the sun, pine trees, and view of coastline.

Franey Mountain Trail.

Degree of difficulty: Hard
What it’s like: A steep incline leads to a summit 430 metres above sea level in this two-and-a-half-hour hike. Your reward? A sweeping panoramic view of the Atlantic coastline.

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