Legacy-Trail

Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail

What a difference three years and $2 million makes! Completed in 2013, the 4.4 km stretch of paved pathway that allows cyclists to ride from the Travel Alberta Information Centre in Canmore westward into Banff National Park has really improved the overall Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail riding experience. When we rode the Legacy Trail in…

Pigeon-Mountain

Hiking the Bow Valley – Pigeon Mountain

Generally speaking, we’re fair-weather hikers. But when Environment Canada’s forecast shows nothing but rain, chance of showers and/or risk of thunderstorms for the next seven days, we become a lot more receptive to the idea of a half-day hike where we might encounter some precipitation on the way back down. All of which is a…

Iceline-Trail

Hiking Yoho National Park – Iceline Trail

Whether you want to see firsthand how glaciers help carve the distinctive jagged peaks and wide valleys of the Canadian Rockies or you’re simply interested in a hike with a heavy dose of high-impact scenery, Iceline Trail is a serious contender. Depending on your fitness level, weather conditions and available time, you may choose your…

Baseball

Monthly Photo Challenge (July 2014) – Baseball

Baseball! Baseball? The very word brings to mind the very worst memories from junior high phys ed. Strike out every time at bat? That was me. Walk every batter when it was my turn to pitch? Yep, me. Miss every ball thrown or hit my way? That too. The annual baseball unit was the only…

Lake-O'Hara

Hiking Yoho National Park – Lake O’Hara Alpine Circuit

Three things distinguish the Lake O’Hara Alpine Circuit from other spectacular hikes found in the Canadian Rocky Mountains: Altogether, the various segments of the Alpine Circuit lead to, pass by or incorporate scenic viewpoints overlooking almost a dozen turquoise mountain lakes. It offers hikers the flexibility to complete the Alpine Circuit in small sections, linking…