Summer is almost upon us, and that means it’s time to start some trip planning. Between alpine hiking, rock climbing, sightseeing, mountain biking, white water rafting Golden on the Kicking Horse, and other activities, there’s just so much to do. We know how time-consuming it can be to find the perfect Instagram photos so, we’ve put together a check-list for your summer travel plans!
- Emerald Lake
- Takakkaw Falls
- Paget Peak
- Mount Seven
- Wild Water Adventures Rafting Golden, B.C.
Find your 5 most Instagrammable spots below!
#1. Emerald Lake
Just 20 minutes from our Golden rafting RiverBase, Emerald Lake is tucked away in the mountains. There are many great hikes you can do or you can get on the lake and go for a canoe, like @seanstumblingthrough did.
#2. Takakkaw Falls
Drive down the scenic Yoho Valley Road to get to Canada’s second highest waterfall. From there, you can enjoy the view up close like @jennexplores, or hike to Twin Falls. If you’re lucky, you may catch a rainbow by Takakkaw Falls on a sunny day!
#3. Paget Peak
Get away from the crowds and get into the wilderness. This is a great hike with gorgeous views of the Yoho Valley. Even if you only make it up to Paget Lookout, which is an old fire lookout, you won’t be disappointed. But, I recommend taking the scramble to the peak, like @bearfoottheory did.
#4. Mount Seven
Head into Golden, and over to this popular mountain. Hike up to the upper paraglide launch site, like @muriversum did, or drive up to the lower launch site if you aren’t feeling like making the trek. Either way, you’ll get those Instagram-worthy views.
#5. Wild Water Adventures Rafting Golden, B.C.
And last, but certainly not least, add some adventure onto your summer bucket list. The Kicking Horse River is renowned for some of the best Canadian Rockies rafting has to offer–just ask @brodiedegrace. Grab your friends, hop in a raft, and let us take your perfect Instagram photo!
The data included in this post was scraped from the location tags of Takakkaw Falls, Paget Peak, Golden BC, and Kicking Horse River, and the hashtag Emerald Lake on www.instagram.com dating back to July 2017. These photos are included with the permission of the Instagram users. Instagram has not expressed any permission to use the included data.