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). …

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 …

West Wind Pass in Kananaskis Country

We hiked West Wind Pass on March 6. It was a birthday hike and I could not have asked for a more beautiful day. In winter, you can hike to the top of the pass which gives you spectacular views of the Spray Lakes and surrounding valley. During the summer you are able to hike …

Grotto Canyon Trail in Kananaskis Country

On Sunday, February 13th, a small group of friends and I decided to walk the short Grotto Canyon trail. This is a 4.4 km out-and-back trail with 115 metres of elevation – so it is essentially flat. Since we didn’t have the whole day to dedicate to hiking, this trail was the perfect choice. It …

Nihahi Creek Trail in Kananaskis

Nihahi Creek Trail is a great hike for beginners or anyone looking for an easier route. It is also a great hike for anyone who loves rocks and rock formations. The hike leads to a dry creek bed which you can explore. Little Elbow is a popular campground in Kananaskis, down highway AB-66 from Bragg …

Winter Wonderland at Chester Lake, Kananaskis Country

If you are looking for a place to explore during the winter months, I cannot recommend Chester Lake more. It is one of the perfect hikes to transition from being a summer hiker to all season hiking. Chester is an easy hike, so it is great for beginners during all seasons. However, it also provides …

The Most Incredible Views in Kananaskis from Pocaterra Ridge

This hike has remained one of my favourites. I hiked the ridge in September of 2018, and I have wanted to go back ever since. I would highly recommend this trail, though it is best if used in the summer months (May to October). The steep ascent to the ridge is difficult without snow or …