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Stanley Glacier hiking

Canadian Rockies, Alberta, Canada

By lydia.crawford

Stanley Glacier Statistics

Distance

10 KM

Estimated Time

3 hours

What are the activities at Stanley Glacier ?

Hiking

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Why choose a trail at Stanley Glacier?

The Stanley Glacier locality in British Columbia is an exposure of the "thin" Stephen formation exhibiting soft-tissue preservation. Fossils were discovered by a hiker who reported the find to Parks Canada; this brought the site to the attention of scientists who were able to study the site and describe the new biota. The discovery of Burgess Shale-type preservation in the thin Stephen was unexpected, given the absence of the Cathedral escarpment in the area. Several new species, including Stanleycaris, have already been found in exploratory excavations at the site.

The Stanley Glacier is located in Alberta, Canada and is a popular tourist destination. The glacier is easily accessible and provides stunning views of the surrounding mountains. The glacier is also a great place for hiking and camping.


What are the services on site?

Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
-116.0807958
51.2055999

What are the coordinates and address of Stanley Glacier?

Stanley Glacier
East Kootenay G, BC V0A 1E0, Canada

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Starting Point

The Stanley Glacier is located in Banff National Park, Alberta. To get to the start of the trails, take the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1) to the town of Lake Louise. From there, take the Bow Valley Parkway (Highway 1A) to the Johnston Canyon turnoff. The Stanley Glacier trailhead is located at the end of the road.

Why visit Stanley Glacier

The Stanley Glacier is located in Alberta, Canada and is a popular tourist destination for those looking to experience a beautiful glacial landscape. The glacier is easily accessible and provides stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valley. The glacier is also a great place to go hiking and camping, and there are several trails that lead to the glacier itself.

Is Stanley Glacier in Alberta a good place for the whole family?

There is no definitive answer to this question as Stanley Glacier is a place that offers a wide range of activities and experiences, some of which may be more suitable for certain members of the family than others. Some potential activities include hiking, camping, fishing, and sightseeing.

Things not to be missed

The best activities near Stanley Glacier in Alberta are hiking, camping, and fishing.

1. Hiking - The area around Stanley Glacier is full of hiking trails, ranging from easy to difficult.

2. Fishing - The glacier-fed waters around Stanley Glacier are perfect for fishing.

3. Wildlife Viewing - The area is home to a variety of wildlife, including bears, elk, and deer.

4. Camping - There are numerous campsites in the area, perfect for an overnight stay or longer.

5. Boating - The glacier-fed waters make for perfect boating conditions.

Where to eat?

1. The Stanley Glacier Chalet - This is a great place to eat if you are looking for a unique dining experience. The chalet is located right next to the Stanley Glacier and offers amazing views of the glacier and the surrounding area. They serve a variety of dishes including sandwiches, salads, and desserts.

2. The Stanley Hotel - This hotel is also located near the Stanley Glacier and offers a variety of dining options. They have a restaurant, lounge, and bar that serve a variety of dishes including sandwiches, salads, pizza, and desserts.

3. The Grizzly Paw Brewing Company - This brewery is located in Canmore and offers a variety of beer and food options. They have a restaurant that serves a variety of dishes including pizza, burgers, and salads.

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

How long is the estimated climb?

3 hours

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No
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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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