I Survived the Crypt Lake Hike

As I stood in line to purchase our tickets for the ferry ride I spotted a t-shirt that said, "I Survived the Crypt Lake Hike." Well, now I can proudly don that t-shirt! Recently we took on another hiking challenge - the Crypt Lake hike. This 17-kilometre hike, which has a 700-metre elevation gain, is... Continue Reading →

26 Kilometres Up The Mountain

Winding 26 kilometres uphill from an elevation of 470 metres at the bottom to 1,500 metres at the top - this past weekend we navigated our way along the Meadows in the Sky Parkway in Mount Revelstoke National Park in British Columbia. The narrow paved road takes you through dense areas of cedar and hemlock,... Continue Reading →

Walking Nature’s Boardwalk

This past weekend, while on a camping trip in the mountains of British Columbia, we stopped at a few roadside trails in Glacier National Park of Canada. These were short boardwalk trails called Hemlock Grove, Skunk Cabbage and Giant Cedars. We entered a rainforest at Hemlock Grove; toured through a marsh environment at Skunk Cabbage; and saw many... Continue Reading →

Autumn Beauty in the Mountains

I'll be the first to admit that I wasn't thrilled to be waking up at 6 a.m. on Saturday morning. We were headed to the mountains for a day of hiking and were told to arrive early at our destination as it's a popular spot for hikers and fills up fast. We arrived around 9... Continue Reading →

Stampeders and Mountains: An Alberta Weekend

This past weekend was a true Alberta weekend. Despite a rainy forecast, Friday evening was sunny and dry making for a beautiful evening to watch football. I attended my first Calgary Stampeders CFL (Canadian Football League) game. The game started off slow with more defense than offense. Just when we thought it was over and... Continue Reading →

Exploring Johnston Canyon

This past weekend we ventured out of the city to Banff National Park located west of Calgary in the mountains. In the park we stopped at Johnston Canyon. We walked to the lower falls and then further on to the upper falls. It was a beautiful day for a hike. Here are some photos from... Continue Reading →

Exploring Kananaskis Country

Last weekend I got my first taste of beautiful Kananaskis Country and I loved it. The Kananaskis Country recreation area is located southwest of Calgary, Alberta. The area contains more than 4,000 square kilometres of foothills and mountains to explore. Snow on the ground and a chill in the air limited my hiking, but I... Continue Reading →

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