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Yamnuska | C'est Notre Monde


Overcome your fear of heights on Mount Yamnuska

Hiking Severe

9.7 km
932 m
932 m
3-4 hrs
Low Point
1.3 km
High Point
2.2 km
Yamnuska | C'est Notre Monde Map

Looking for a new hiking challenge? Let us tell you about Mount Yamnuska! This massive rock wall of 2200 meters can be seen right at the entrance of the Canadian Rockies. In the Stoney language, Yamnuska (Îyâmnathka) means “wall of Stone”. It is also called Mount Laurie, in memory of John Laurie, one of the founders of the Indian Association of Alberta. This mountain offers a full hiking experience: from trails to scrambling, with exposed sections and a dizzying summit. Be aware, if you are scared of heights, this hike will definitely give you a cold sweat! The views, however, are breathtaking and worth the trip!


À la recherche d’un beau challenge de rando ? On a ce qu’il te faut : Le Mont Yamnuska ! Cette énorme falaise visible dès l’entrée des Rocheuses Canadiennes culmine à 2200 mètres. Elle est aussi appelée Mount Laurie en mémoire de John Laurie, l’un des fondateurs de L’Indian Association of Alberta. En langage Stoney, Yamnuska signifie d’ailleurs “mur de pierre”. Cette randonnée offre une expérience complète : marche sur sentier, scrambling, passages exposés et un sommet vertigineux ! Attention si tu as le vertige, cette rando va te donner des sueurs froides ! Les vues en revanche sont à couper le souffle. Bref tu l’auras compris, c’est un incontournable dans la région !



Hiking challenging trails where simple scrambling, with the occasional use of the hands, is a distinct possibility. The trails are often filled with all manner of obstacles both small and large, and the hills are very steep. Obstacles and challenges are often unexpected and can be unpredictable.

Extreme Exposure

4 out of 4

Some trail sections are extremely exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between March and November


  • Alpine
  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike
  • Dog friendly
  • Wild flowers
  • Water features
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation

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