The hike up to Hermit Meadows in BC’s Glacier National Park is touted as the park’s steepest climb. This may be the case but it’s pretty mild compared to most BC hiking. The full distance to the meadows is 8km and it takes around 2 hours. Many hike up for the day to experience the absolute majesty of the surrounding peaks and glaciers.
One day isn’t at all enough so it makes sense to pack a tent and stay a while. There are 8 official tent pads and advanced booking is strictly required and enforced. This is the same case for a backcountry camping permit and National Park Pass.
Hermit Meadows is far from being the end of the adventure. There are many peaks, glaciers and waterfalls to explore above.