Burgess Pass - 6.6 km one way, provides views of Emerald Lake and the Wapta Icefields.
Ancient marine life at the world-famous Burgess Shale fossil beds
Emerald Lake - 11 km from Field on a paved road. A 5 km lakeshore trail circles the entire lake.
Twin Falls - 9th highest waterfall in Canada
Natural Bridge - Kicking Horse River
Kicking Horse Pass National Historic Site
Fishing - Kicking Horse River open year-round
Mountain Biking on designated trails: Kicking Horse, Amiskwi, Otterhead, Ottertail, and Ice River.
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Lake O'Hara , pre-visit reservations are required and must be made by the telephone reservation system. The phone number is (country code 001)250.343.6433. Reservations can be made March through September. Due to the increased popularity reservations should be made up to 3 months in advance, only a limited number of 24 hour spots are available.
Summer (mid-June to mid-September). The mean temperature during this period is 12 degrees Celsius, with average high temperatures of 20 degrees Celsius and low temperatures of 5 degrees Celsius. Above 1500 meters elevation, freezing temperatures and snow are not uncommon in the summer.
Winter (December to February generally the coldest period) average temperatures range from 5 degrees Celsius to –15 degrees Celsius.