150 Great Canadian Hikes Contest Winners

April 28, 2017 | By Urban Poling

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Gros Morne National Park - Newfoundland Jock River Ontario Ladysmith Rotary Lookout in BC

We are excited to announce the entries for our 150 Great Canadian Hikes Contest highlighting some of your favourite trails, parks and conservation areas to explore while enjoying the great outdoors.

Since the trails are all equally beautiful, scenic and uniquely captivating in their own way, they are listed in random order but organized by province.

Our three lucky winners were drawn randomly from the above  nominations as Canada’s treasured trails are all  deserving of recognition and  have top-notch ratings with us.  Thanks to  all of our contest participants for sharing their preferred  picks  with us and congratulations to our winners!

#1 Sandra Shaw – Beryl Gaffney Park-Jock River, Ontario
#2 Melissa Black – Ladysmith Rotary Lookout, British Columbia
#3 Nicole Bongat -The Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland

Honourable mentions and special thanks go to Wendi Paterson, Maria Legault and Bernardine (Hiker Bee) for their tremendous blog posts!  Their submissions will be featured through our blog in the coming months and for your tremendous submissions you will each get a set of Urban Poles of your choice!

150 Great Canadian Hikes

1 The Great Trail (Anywhere!), Canada
2 Pocaterra Ridge, Calgary
3 Sarrail Ridge, Upper Kananaskis Lake, AB
4 Devil’s Thumb,Lake Louise AB
5 Avion Ridge, Watertown National Park AB
6 Sunshine Meadows,Banff National Park, AB
7 Edmonton RiverValley Parks & Trail System, AB
8 Valley of the Ten Peaks, Canadian Rockies AB
9 Sentinel Pass, Canadian Rockies AB
10 Lake Agnes Teahouse-Big Beehive, Canadian Rockies, AB
11 Lake O’Hara (all trails), Canadian Rockies, AB
12 Moose Mountain, Elbow Valley, Bragg Creek, AB
13 Nihahi Ridge, Kananaskis, AB
14 Cox Hill, Kananaskis, AB
15 Banff National Park, Banff, AB
16 Citadel Pass, Banff, AB
17 Fernie Alpine Hill, BC
18 Rockwall Trail, Kootenay National Park, BC
19 Garibaldi Lake, BC
20 Baden-Powell Trail N. Vancouver, BC
21 Joffre Lakes Trail, Pemberton BC
22 Kettle Valley Railway, Kelowna BC
23 Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park Crest Trail, Vernon BC
24 Juan de Fuca Marine Trail, Vancouver Island BC
25 Cape Scott Provincial Park, Vancouver Island BC
26 Eagle Bluffs, West Vancouver BC
27 The Binkert Lions Trail, Vancouver Area BC
28 High Note Trail, Whistler BC
29 Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park, Sunshine Coast BC
30 Mount Daniel Trail, Sunshine Coast BC
31 Stawamus Chief, Squamish BC
32 Mount Seymour Peak, N Vancouver BC
33 Ucluelet’s Wild Pacific Trail, Vancouver Island, BC
34 Ladysmith Rotary Lookout, Ladysmith BC
35 Holland Creek Trail, Ladysmith BC
36 Rolley Lake, Mission BC
37 Hunt Lake Trail, Whiteshel Provincial Park, MB
38 Gorge Creek Trail, Riding Mountation National Park, MB
39 Pisew Falls Provincial Park, MB
40 Goose River, Fundy National Park, NB
41 Gunning Trail, Bayfield, NB
42 Whitetail Trail, Fundy National Park, NB
43 Bald Mountain Adventure Trail, Clarendon, NB
44 Lighthouse Trail, Bayfield, NB
45 Tracey Lake Trail, Fundy National Park, NB
46 Walton Glen Gorge Falls, Saint Martins, NB
47 Trenholm Trail, Bayfield, NB
48 Sandbrook Falls Adventure Trail, Clarendon, NB
49 Maple Grove, Funday National Park, NB
50 Roosevelt Campobello International Park, Welshpool NB
51 Point Wolfe Beach, Fundy National Park, NB
52 Coastal Trail, Fundy National Park, NB
53 The Gros Morne National Park, Nfld
54 Skerwink Trail, Port Rexton, Nfld
55 East Coast Trail, St. John’s, Nfld
56 Corduroy Brook Nature Trail, Grand Falls-Windsor, Nfld
57 Green Gardens Trail, Boone Bay, Nfld
58 Alexander Murray Hiking Trail, King’s Point, Nfld
59 Waterman’s Brook Trail, Fogo, Nfld
60 Acadian Trail, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, NS
61 Taylor Head Provincial Park, NS
62 Branch Pond Look-out Trail, Bras D’Or Lake, NS
63 Gaff Point Trail, Riverport, NS
64 Celtic Shores Coastal Trail, Inverness, NS
65 Coastal Trail, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, NS
66 Devil’s Hills Falls, Louisbourg, NS
67 Franey Trail, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, NS
68 Kejimkujik Seaside, Port Joli National Park, NS
69 Jigging Cove Trail, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, NS
70 Point Pleasant Park, Halifax NS
71 Le Buttereau Trail, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, NS
72 Louisbourg Lighthouse Trail, Louisbourg, NS
73 Broad Cove Mountain Trail, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, NS
74 Battery Provincial Park St Peter’s Bay, Cape Breton NS
75 Mabou Rivers Trail, Inverness, NS
76 MacIntosh Brook Trail, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, NS
77 Kearney Lake Trails, Halifax, NS
78 Mica Hill Trail, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, NS
79 Bluff Wilderness Trail, Halifax, NS
80 Middle Head Trail, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, NS
81 Polly’s Cove, Halifax, NS
82 Salmon Pools Trail, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, NS
83 Musquodoboit Trailway, Halifax, NS
84 White Point Hiking Trail, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, NS
85 Skyline Trail, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, NS
86 Cape Chignecto Coastal Trail, Bay of Fundy National Park, NS
87 Pennant Point, Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park, NS
88 Headland Trail, Taylor Head Provincial Park, NS
89 Duncan’s Cove, Halifax NS
90 Charitable Research Reserve Trails, Cambridge ON
91 Spruce Bog Boardwalk Trail, Algonquin Park ON
92 Morris Island Conservation Area, ON
93 Point Pelee National Park, Chatham ON
94 Long Sault Conservation Area, ON
95 Bruce Trail Syndenham Section, ON
96 Beryl Gaffney Park-Jock River, Ottawa ON
97 Mizzy Lake Trail, Algonquin Provincial Park, ON
98 Lake Front Promenade Park, Mississauga, ON
99 Lookout Point Trail, Killbear Provincial Park, ON
100 West Deane Park, Etobicoke, ON
101 Couchiching Conservation Area, Orillia, ON
102 Kolapore Uplands, Beaver Valley, ON
103 Picton Waterfront Trail, Picton ON
104 Beaver Pond Trail, Algonquin Provincial Park, ON
105 High Park, Toronto, ON
106 Granite Ridge Trail, Killarney Provincial Park, ON
107 Lake Laurentian Conservation Area, Sudbury, ON
108 Whiskey Rapid Trail, Algonquin Provincial Park, ON
109 Cranberry Hog Trail, Killarney Provincial Park, ON
110 Backus Woods, Norfold County, ON
111 Niagara Escarpment, ON
112 La Cloche Silhouette Trail, Killarney Provincial Park, ON
113 Sandbanks Dunes Trail, Sandbanks Provincial Park, ON
114 Scout Valley Loop Trail, Orillia, ON
115 Nassagaweya Canyon Trail, Rattlesnake Point, ON
116 Ball’s Falls Conservation Area Trail, Niagara, ON
117 Millennium Trail, Picton, ON
118 Lookout Trail, Algonquin Provincial Park, ON
119 Bronte Creek Provincial Park, Oakville, ON
120 Peck Lake Trail, Algonquin Provincial Park, ON
121 Greenwich Dunes – Greenwich, PEI
122 Cavendish Beach Trail, Cavendish Grove, PEI
123 Robinsons Island Trail, Robinsons Island, PEI
124 Bubbling Springs, Farmlands, PEI
125 North Cape Nature Trail, North Cape, PEI
126 Boughton River Trail, Bridgetown, PEI
127 Gairloch Road Trail, Iona, PEI
128 Forest Hill Trail, Albion Cross, PEI
129 Beck Trail, Murray River, PEI
130 Green Park Trail, Tyrne Valley, PEI
131 Oiseau Rock Hiking Trail, Sheenboro, QC
132 Mont Sutton, QU
133 King Mountain Trail, Gatineau Park, QC
134 La Coulée, Mont Tremblant National Park, QC
135 Lusk Cave Trail, Gatineau Park, QC
136 La Chute-aux-Rats, Mont Tremblant National Park, QC
137 Pink Lake Trail, Gatineau Park, QC
138 Le Lac-de-L’Assomption, Mont Tremblant National Park, QC
139 Luskville Falls Trail, Gatineau Park, QC
140 Le Lac-Poisson, Mont Tremblant National Park, QC
141 Skyline Trail, Gatineau Park, QC
142 La Roche, Mont Tremblant National Park, QC
143 Wolf Trail, Gatineau Park, QC
144 La Grotte-à-la-Patate, Anticosti Island National Park, QC
145 L’Envol, Mont Tremblant National Park, QC
146 Observation-la-Mer, Anticosti Island National Park, QC
147 Les Cerisiers, Anticosti Island National Park, QC
148 Elbow Trail, SK
149 Blackstrap Provincial Park Trails, Saskatoon, SK
150 Makwa Lake Provincial Park Trails, Makwa Lake, SK

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