Top Winter Hiking Trails in the Canadian Rockies

We have endless options for incredible trails to hike throughout the Canadian Rockies in winter. However, if you’re only visiting the Canadian Rockies for a short vacation, you’re going to want to hike the best of the best winter trails … Continue reading

Snowshoeing To Lake Minnestimma, Alberta, Canada

Lake Minnestimma, Alberta

Waking up at 3:30 AM in Calgary, we had big plans to catch a sunrise overlooking Lake Minnestimma. The drive from Calgary took us about two hours. We found ourselves parked in the dark at Lake Moraine just before six … Continue reading

Celebrate A Mountain Christmas in the Canadian Rockies

Pomeroy Lodge- Kananaskis

The Christmas season comes early to the Canadian Rockies with the arrival of Santa Claus in Banff mid-November. By this point the mountains are already blanketed in snow, ski resorts are starting to open, and high elevation trails are prime … Continue reading

Choose Your Own Adventure In The Canadian Rockies This Spring

Spend a weekend in a remote off-the-grid cabin with a glacier out your back door. Alternatively, check in to a deluxe cabin with hot springs located close enough that you can make a run for it in your bathrobe. These … Continue reading

Winter Activity Guide to the Best of Lake Louise, Banff National Park

Those of us living in Southern Alberta, Canada, know that if we want snow, Lake Louise is the place to go! Even when the prairies are dry, bleak, and completely brown, it is always a winter wonderland with many activities … 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 … 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

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

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