West Wind Pass is a 4.7km hike off the Smith Dorrien Trail near Canmore. It’s a well trafficked hike with beautiful views of the Spray Lakes reservoir behind you, Rimwall Mountain to your left and Windtower to your right. If you can pick a nice calm day to do this hike that is ideal. It tends to be windy in the pass… as the name would indicate. Check out the video of our adventure hiking West Wind Pass here!
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West Wind Pass – Adventure Statistics
Time Required: 2-3 Hours
Location: 25 km drive South of Canmore
Distance: 4.7km round trip
Highest Elevation: 2083m
Elevation Gain: 350m
Difficulty: 5/10 – Family friendly, dog friendly
Season: June to mid-October for summer conditions
Additional Requirements: Crampons/spikes or snowshoes if hiking in the winter