Boom Lake (Moderate)

Moderate 3-4 hours 10 km round trip Elevation gain: 200m Seasons: Summer, Winter, Fall, Spring This was a great day hike to exercise the dogs and get some fresh air! We started the trail pretty late in the day (around 2) so we pretty much ran up and back down to make it back to... Continue Reading →

Prairie Mountain (Moderate)

Location: Technically Kananaskis, but accessed through Bragg Creek Rating: Moderate Distance: 7km round trio Elevation: 705m Time: 2-4 hours Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter   I absolllllllutely loved this hike! Great for dogs, kids, grandma (if grandma is fit and fabulous of course!). ย Its short, sweet and slightly sleep on the second half! But it was... Continue Reading →

Tunnel Mountain (easy)

Easy 1-2 hours 4.3km round trip Elevation Gain: 260km Looking for something to do other than spend money in Banff? Well this is the place for you! Right in the middle of town is this cute little mountain thats the perfect walk for the whole family. Mild terrain, mild elevation and a decent view of... Continue Reading →

South Lawson (Little Lawson) Hard

Moderate - Hard 8km 4-5 hours Elevation Gain: 750m Summer, Winter, Fall I promised myself I would not let the thrill of completing the hike and the power of the day, decide the difficulty of this hike.... Often after getting to the car, taking off all your gear, and relaxing the trek you just completed... Continue Reading →

Chester Lake (Easy)

Easy (more moderate in winter -snow depending) 10km 3-4 hours Elevation Gain: 310m Summer, Fall, Spring, Winter This is an EXCELLENT way to spend the day! I saved this hike for the winter because of its easy elevation, beautiful trees and well trafficked locations. Unfortunately, in the winter months the mountains become a lot "smaller"... Continue Reading →

Abraham Lake

The magnificent Abraham Lake!!! Although technically its man made, this glacier lake is one of the largest lakes in Alberta, its rich blue colour is simply breathetaking and I'm afraid pictures never do it justice! The good thing about this lake and area - pretty much every hike, climb, camp - you're going to have... Continue Reading →

Heart Mountain Loop (hard)

Hard 13km (heart creek parking lot full loop) 4-6 hours Elevation Gain: 1090m Summer, Spring, Fall (with good weather minimal snow!) This is a great hike!!!! I absolutely loved it! And it was windy and cold! But the views, the terrain, the scramble!! All amazing. Would definitely do this again! This hike is completed by... Continue Reading →

Tent Ridge (moderate/hard)

Moderate/Hard 11km (loop) 5-7 Hours Elevation: 615m Summer, Fall, Spring HANDS DOWN FAVOURITE HIKE!!!!!! This is a good one, 3 summits with amazing ridge walking!!! But its not for the faint of heart. Or anything with any fear of heights IF your doing the full horse shoe. Which I completely recommend. There are some serious... Continue Reading →

Sooke, BC Potholes (Nature Walk)

The super cool Sooke Potholes! Popular for exploring the canyons, swimming, camping and just enjoying the overall feel for nature! With 3 parking lots to start your adventure, we started at the top and worked our way past the more popular areas to where we could actually climb in the gorge and explore the canyon... Continue Reading →

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