Fall Colours: Pocaterra Cirque Hike in Kananaskis

On September 18, 2022, my partner and I took our dog out to the mountains to hike. We decided on Pocaterra Cirque because I love the area (see my post on Pocaterra Ridge as to why), and it seemed less busy than Ptarmigan Cirque, another popular fall hike. The view ascending the middle section of …

Mount Romulus Backcountry Camping

If you have ever wanted to start backcountry camping, Mount Romulus is a great campsite to start at. The campsite itself has all the amenities offered in backcountry sites including picnic tables, bear lockers, prepared firewood and even toilets stocked with toilet paper (a rarity in the backcountry, you usually need to bring your own). …

Bow Glacier Falls in Banff National Park

On July 16, 2022, I hiked in a trio up to Bow Glacier Falls from Bow Lake. This hike is approximately 9 km with 298 metres of elevation and took us a leisurely 4 hours. I would rate the hike as an easy moderate hike due to the length and the one steep section. This …

What to do for a Day in Banff (in and around the townsite)

While I had a friend visiting Canada for the first time, I thought it was mandatory to take her to Banff, seeing as it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Canada. But what is there to do besides just walking around the townsite? We started the day with a hike. After making …

Ribbon Lake via Buller Pass in Kananaskis, My First Backcountry Trip

The first time I stayed at an established backcountry campsite was in 2018 at the Ribbon Lake campsite in Kananaskis. Our trip was over August long weekend and we were blessed with picture-perfect weather. As I have written about my more recent trips, I thought I should also write about where it all started

5 Easy Hikes in Alberta that You Need to Try

Whether you are thinking about getting into hiking this summer, you’re visiting the Canadian Rockies for the first time, or you are trying to bring friends or family along for their first hikes, here are a few recommendations

‘Tis the Season for Spring Hiking: Evan-Thomas Creek Loop in K-Country

Spring hiking is always an adventure, no matter how hard (or simple) the hike you choose. The unpredictable weather, mixed with the varying conditions based on altitude and exposure to sunlight can make a hike feel like walking through different seasons altogether. Many hikes are not recommended during this shoulder-season due to the slushy/muddy conditions …

Eiffel Lake Hike from Moraine Lake in Banff National Park

Eiffel Lake is a great hike if you are looking for something to do around Moraine Lake at the moderate level. It has elevation, great views, and lake destinations, with just enough distance to feel like it was “a real hike”. The hike is 12.2 km total with 609 meters of elevation. Moraine Lake at …

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. Walking …

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. Sign for Cypress Hills showing the provincial flowers of both Alberta and Saskatchewan. The drive from Calgary to …