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Nick Keenan's Top 10 Hikes of 2021

After completing 100 hikes in 2021, Nick Keenan shares his Top 10.

Nick Keenan

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Local ambassador Nick Keenan completed 100 hikes in 2021.

Perhaps that's easy when you live in a spectacular place like Banff, Alberta. But Nick explored the West Coast, the Island and many of the other Parks in Canada. We pinned him down between his job and his hikes to find out more about his achievement and share his top 10.

"In August after finishing a hike, I got a notification through the Suunto App saying I'd completed my 70th hike of the year. Knowing that I still had 4 months to go, that’s when I set the goal of completing 100 hikes in a year. It felt like it took a long time to get those final 30 hikes, but by the end of Nov, I finally made it to 100!"

Read more from Nick on our blog 100 Hikes and make sure to follow him on FATMAP!

Mount Smutwood
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Mount Smutwood

5 - 6 hrs
18.0 km
954 m
956 m
A great day hike with alpine lakes and stunning views.
Difficult
Private
Day 1 North Coast Trail
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Day 1 North Coast Trail

Vancouver Island
2 - 3 hrs
9.0 km
341 m
361 m
An extremely difficult start, but well worth the effort as you begin one of the best coastal trails in Canada.
Severe
Private
Six Passes Trail Day 1
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP's Editorial team.

Six Passes Trail Day 1

Jasper National Park
6 - 7 hrs
23.8 km
1,041 m
772 m
A beautiful hike that takes you deep into Jasper's backcountry.
Severe
Private
Mount Jimmy Simpson
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Mount Jimmy Simpson

Banff National Park
4 - 5 hrs
14.9 km
1,122 m
1,121 m
The perfect day hike to avoid the crowds and experience the very best of the Icefields Parkway.
Severe
Private
Caldron Peak
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP's Editorial team.

Caldron Peak

Banff National Park
6 - 7 hrs
20.2 km
1,507 m
1,509 m
A fantastic day hike with picturesque lakes and stunning glaciers.
Difficult
Private
The Rockwall: Helmet-Ochre Junction
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The Rockwall: Helmet-Ochre Junction

1 - 2 hrs
6.1 km
212 m
144 m
An easy overnight backpacking trip, or one end of the difficult Rockwall trek.
Moderate
Private
Akamina Ridge
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP's Editorial team.

Akamina Ridge

5 - 6 hrs
18.2 km
1,090 m
1,090 m
A spectacular ridge walk with outstanding 360 Degree views the entire way along the ridge.
Severe
Private
Crypt Lake Trail
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Crypt Lake Trail

5 - 6 hrs
19.0 km
937 m
934 m
An exciting and beautiful trail, which is just as much about the journey as it is the destination.
Severe
Private
Pharoah Peak
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP's Editorial team.

Pharoah Peak

Banff National Park
2 - 3 hrs
7.5 km
767 m
768 m
A steep, direct climb to one of the most amazing summits in Banff National Park.
Severe
Private
Mount Schaffer
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP's Editorial team.

Mount Schaffer

Yoho National Park
3 - 4 hrs
9.4 km
729 m
729 m
One of the more challenging routes at Lake O'Hara with no shortage of amazing views.
Extreme
Private