|Making our way up the trail to Stanley Glacier.|
After overnighting in the town of Banff, we set off for Fernie Alpine Resort and gave ourselves a full day to get there, allowing plenty of time for some hiking along the way.
After much debate, and recommendations from the locals, we chose a combination of an out-and-back half day hike as close to the Stanley Glacier as we could get followed by a stop at Marble Canyon to round out the day.
Why the Stanley Glacier basin and Marble Canyon? Glaciers aren't something we have where we live now (Pennsylvania), the trails were listed as easy to find and follow, and both trails were right off of our chosen route along AB-93S, the Kootenay Highway. They were both absolutely stunning trails to visit, and I'll cover Marble Canyon in another trip report!