Hiking & Walking Adventures

Hiking on the Kootenay Plains

Explore Central Alberta's Trails

From prairies to the Rocky Mountains, Central Alberta has some of the best hikes around.

Throughout David Thompson Country explore the quieter side of the foothills and the Rocky Mountains. Featuring spectacular waterfalls, jagged peaks, remote alpine meadows carpeted in wildflowers and glacier-fed lakes without the crowds.

Hiking along Survey Hill on the Kootenay Plains

Spring hike to Survey Hill

Hiking along the David Thompson Highway

Hiking the Whitegoat Falls trail

The Red Deer area is the perfect place for a stroll through the parkland and prairie landscape. From the City of Red Deer's extensive trail system to the J.J. Collett Natural Area there is no shortage of options.

Plan Your Adventure

Many of Central Alberta's trails are poorly marked or not marked at all. Make sure to download the maps and bring a copy of the guide with you before your head out.

Pursuit Adventures offers guided hikes throughout the year, from half day hikes like Whitegoat Falls to full day hikes to the summit of Coliseum Mountain.

Guided Tours

Enjoy the comfort that comes with a guide who knows the area’s trails, wildlife and terrain so that you can focus on your adventure, while the rest is taken care of.

Head Out On Your Own

Sometimes you just want to head out on your own to explore the area. We get it. That's why we share all our trail guides.

Find Your Perfect Trail

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  • Challenge Level

  • Location

Hiking Whitegoat Falls Trail
Whitegoat Falls is one of our kids favourite trail, this one takes you to a double punch bowl set of waterfalls on a pretty creek.
Siffleur Benches
This easy hike starts at a busy trailhead but quickly gets away from the crowds where you'll enjoy amazing views of the North Saskatchewan River valley and the surrounding mountains.
Cline River Canyon
A great option for a short hike along Abraham Lake, taking you close to the edge of the Cline River Canyon and to dramatic views along the way.
Flag Hill
The short hike up Flag Hill above Preacher's Point takes you to some nice views of Abraham Lake and the Kootenay Plains in David Thompson Country.
BATUS Canyon
This short hike brings you up for some great views of the Kootenay Plains and BATUS Canyon along Abraham Lake in David Thompson Country.
McKenzie Trails Recreation Area
Once the site of a gravel pit, a dump and a sawmill, McKenzie Trails is a reclamation success story. Enjoy the paved path along the river and pond.
Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary
The short paved Dr. George trail is a great introduction to Alberta's oldest federal migratory sanctuary, taking you to the bird blind on the Gaetz Lakes.
Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary
Explore Alberta's oldest federal migratory bird sanctuary on the 4 km Wishart Trail loop, right in the heart of Red Deer's Waskasoo Park.
Goldeye Lake
An easy, family friendly hike along the shores of Goldeye Lake for those looking to stretch their legs on the drive through David Thompson Country.

Head Out With A Guide

Make the most of your adventure and head out with a guide. Pursuit Adventures offers half day and full day guided hikes throughout Central Alberta from April to November.

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