One of my favourite hikes in the area is the Burgess Pass in Yoho National Park. The trail head is a few different spots but probably the easiest is at Emerald Lake. This video is one I did a few years ago with some friends Larry and Cindi. It took us about 9 hours to get back to Emerald Lake. Toughest part for me, was coming down from the top for about 4 hours. Tough on the knees. But the views are outstanding especially of Emerald Lake itself. You go through the Burgess Shale area which is closed off to the general public. The only way you can access the actual shale is doing the hike with a naturalist with Parks Canada. On this hike we added a couple more hours by going to Yoho Lake to have lunch. It is a little off the trail but a great spot to have lunch. You can also end up just outside of Field on the transcanada highway which I have done before. All good.
Ken along with his wife Lori are the owners and operators of Vagabond Lodge at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.