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Tonquin Valley Loop hiking

Alberta North, Alberta, Canada

By lydia.crawford

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What are the activities at Tonquin Valley Loop ?

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Why choose a trail at Tonquin Valley Loop?

The Tonquin Valley Loop is a must-do hike in Alberta’s Jasper National Park. The trail winds its way through pristine wilderness, past rushing waterfalls and alongside tranquil alpine lakes. The hike is moderate in difficulty, making it perfect for all experience levels. The best time to do the loop is in the summer, when the wildflowers are in bloom and the weather is warm.

The hike begins at the Tonquin Valley parking lot, located just off of the Icefields Parkway. From there, it’s a short walk to the trailhead, where the real adventure begins. The first few kilometers of the hike are relatively easy, with a gradual elevation gain. As you progress further into the valley, the trail becomes more challenging, with steep climbs and rocky terrain. But the effort is worth it, as the views get better and better.

After about six kilometers, you’ll reach Alice Lake. This beautiful alpine lake is a great place to stop for a break, and maybe even a swim. From Alice Lake, it’s another four kilometers to reach the end of the loop. Be sure to take your time on this section of the trail, as there are some amazing views to be had.

When you reach the end of the loop, you’ll be back at the parking lot where you started. Be sure to take some time to enjoy the incredible scenery that surrounds you – you won’t find anything like it anywhere else.


What are the services on site?

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Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
-118.1651386
52.7261058

What are the coordinates and address of Tonquin Valley Loop?

Tonquin Valley Loop
Tonquin Valley Loop, Alberta T0E 1E0, Canada

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Starting Point

The Tonquin Valley Loop is located in Jasper National Park, Alberta. To get to the start of the trails, take the Maligne Lake Road from the town of Jasper. The road is well-marked and will take you all the way to Maligne Lake. Once at the lake, continue driving until you reach the parking lot for the Tonquin Valley Trailhead.

Why visit Tonquin Valley Loop

The Tonquin Valley Loop is a beautiful drive that takes you through the Rocky Mountains in Alberta. The scenery is stunning, and there are plenty of opportunities for hiking and camping. The drive is also very scenic, and there are plenty of places to stop and take pictures.

Is Tonquin Valley Loop in Alberta a good place for the whole family?

Tonquin Valley Loop is a great place for the whole family. There are plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained, including hiking, camping, fishing, and wildlife viewing.

Things not to be missed

The best activities near Tonquin Valley Loop in Alberta are hiking, camping, and fishing.

1. Hiking - The Tonquin Valley Loop offers some of the best hiking in Alberta, with stunning views of the Rocky Mountains and the surrounding area.

2. Wildlife Viewing - The area is home to a variety of wildlife, including elk, deer, bears, and wolves. Visitors are sure to see plenty of wildlife while hiking or driving through the area.

3. Camping - There are numerous camping opportunities near the Tonquin Valley Loop, including both backcountry and frontcountry camping.

4. Fishing - The area is home to a variety of fish, including trout, salmon, and char. Visitors can enjoy fishing in the many lakes and rivers in the area.

5. Boating - There are several lakes in the area that offer excellent boating opportunities.

Where to eat?

1. Tonquin Valley Lodge - A hidden gem in the Tonquin Valley Loop, the Tonquin Valley Lodge offers a unique dining experience with stunning views of the valley and surrounding mountains.

2. The Tonquin Valley Café - A small café located near the entrance to the Tonquin Valley Loop, the Tonquin Valley Café offers a variety of homemade soups, sandwiches, and desserts.

3. The Tonquin Valley Inn - A historic inn located in the heart of the Tonquin Valley Loop, the Tonquin Valley Inn offers a variety of home cooked meals and local beers and wines.

4. The Tonquin Valley Trading Post - A small trading post located near the entrance to the Tonquin Valley Loop, the Tonquin Valley Trading Post offers a variety of snacks, drinks, and souvenirs.

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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