Chasing Winter Adventure in the East Kootenay Rockies of British Columbia

Wake up in a cozy little mountain retreat, ready to hike or ski out the door into a snowy winter wonderland. Spend the afternoon soaking in a nearby hot spring pool and then head to the nearest town to sample … Continue reading

Test Your Snowshoes – 5 (Almost) Easy to Climb Mountain Peaks

Mountain climbing and backcountry snowshoeing are no longer activities reserved for those “crazy” types – it’s actually becoming more and more popular. There are various organizations and sports clubs that constantly introduce new people to mountain climbing and show them … Continue reading

Beyond Downhill Skiing: Winter Fun at Resorts in the Canadian Rockies

Alpine resorts are having to step up their game with a larger variety of winter activities as more groups and families visit each year, often looking for more than the classic ski package. Couples are looking for special additions to … Continue reading

Winter Exploring in Alberta’s Provincial Parks, Canada

When most people think of provincial or state parks, they think of camping and hiking, of vehicles loaded down with boats and bikes, and of families heading out for a summer weekend away at their favourite lake.

Travel north to … Continue reading

A Winter Explorer’s Guide to the Best of Banff National Park

Want to see the best that Banff National Park has to offer in the winter months while getting off the beaten path away from resorts, crowded streets, and tourist sites? Check out these trails and destinations below – and don’t … Continue reading

Frozen Waterfalls and Ice Walks in Banff National Park

Spring is around the corner in the Canadian Rockies and it gets challenging to find good snow for hiking or skiing. Mornings are icy, afternoons are slushy, and you can start to expect some serious postholing conditions (even in snowshoes) … Continue reading

Winter Guide to Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada

Canada celebrates its 150th birthday this year and Parks Canada is offering free admission into all national parks, marine conservation areas, and historic sites with free discovery passes. To quote Parks Canada, “There’s never been a better time to make … Continue reading

Snowshoes, Skidoos and More Winter Fun in Newfoundland

“Why are you going to Newfoundland in the winter” was the most common question I got asked as I was prepping to take a trip to the edge of Canada this winter. Instead of answering “because it’s awesome”, which I … Continue reading

Waterton Lakes National Park: The Ultimate Snowshoe Playground

Located on the border of Alberta, Canada and Montana, Waterton Lakes National Park is mainly a summer destination, boasting beautiful mountains, sparkling lakes and an abundance of wildlife. There are quaint hotels and lodges, restaurants and enough hiking trails to … Continue reading

The Hot Trails of Mauricie National Park

Jenn Smith Nelson

I knew I’d made a grave mistake by about midnight. Outfitted in a Parks Canada oTENTik tent (a cross between a cabin and a tent, complete with a raised floor) during an unseasonably warm February, I found myself atop my … Continue reading

10 Snowshoe Adventures to Try this Winter in the Canadian Rockies

Snow is collecting on the mountain peaks of the Canadian Rockies and there’s a great deal of excitement in the air for those of us who enjoy winter sports. In my house, we are busy planning out our trips for … Continue reading

Five Getaways for Snowy Spring Fun in the Canadian Rockies

Reluctant to pack the snowshoes away for another season? Check out these great spring getaways in the Canadian Rockies and don’t forget the winter boots; It’s definitely not summer yet in these parts!

Destination One: Lake O’Hara, Yoho National Park… Continue reading