Three Isle Lake Backpacking Trip in Kananaskis Country

During the second week of July 2020, I embarked on one of the easier backpacking trips I have done with three friends. We arrived at Upper Kananaskis lake just before noon to see cloudy, windy weather. Our first of our three-day adventure would lead us to Forks Backcountry site, a 7.5 km hike without any …

The Big Beehive Hike over Lake Louise

Lake Louise is a popular destination for international tourists and Albertans alike, but many visitors do not stray from the shoreline. If you are looking to visit the lake, and make your visit more worthwhile, there are plenty of hikes in the area to explore. This is also a popular area for outdoor climbing and …

Arethusa Cirque in Kananaskis Country

On October 17, a friend and I decided to take advantage of the warm weather and head out to the mountains. We chose Arethusa Cirque, a short but scenic hike off the Highwood Pass section of Highway 40. This 4.5 km loop has an elevation of 378 m. The elevation is mostly gained and lost …

Edworthy Falls via Elbow Lake Trail in Kananaskis Country

As the weather grows colder and snow begins to visit the mountains, we move from the temperate summer hiking to shoulder season hikes. Though some access roads and hikes are closed during the winter season, many are still accessible and the mountains are just as breathtaking in the winter months (if not more). The most …

Moose Mountain Trail in Kananaskis Country

Moose Mountain had been on my hiking bucket list for quite some time now. The distinct shape of the mountain had become an icon to me, the one mountain I can recognize from Calgary amongst the Rocky Mountain skyline. I spent 3 summers working out in Kananaskis, and Moose Mountain was our daily view. So …