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Ski Trip in the Canadian Rockies

The Canadian Rocky Mountains are known for some of the best ski resorts and mountains in North America. If you get the chance, I definitely recommend it! Personally I am not a world class skier, but I enjoy a day on the slopes. Therefore, this blog gives a review of the conditions as a casual…

Camping in Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, a UNESCO Heritage Site

Writing-on-Stone/Áísínai’pi is on traditional Blackfoot territory in the Milk River Valley. The region contains engravings and paintings on the sandstone walls that date back to ca. 4,500 BP – 3,500 years BP and continue beyond contact with Europeans. The area is sacred to the Blackfoot people, so remember to visit the park with respect. The…

Camping in Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park

Cypress Hills is a provincial park shared between Alberta and Saskatchewan. In the summer of 2021, I spent a weekend camping on the Alberta-side of the park, which was the furthest east I have been within Alberta. The drive from Calgary to the Elkwater Townsite (closest town to our campsite) is just under 4 hours.…

Oster Lake via Shirley Lake Trail in Elk Island National Park

Last weekend I was in Edmonton, so we decided to drive to Elk Island National Park in the hopes of seeing some bison. It was my first time visiting the park. We entered the park through Yellowhead Highway and saw some bison from the main road. They were a distance away from highway so it…

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