Sunshine-Meadows

Hiking Banff National Park – Sunshine Meadows

All through last summer we kept our fingers crossed that we’d be able to use our Sunshine Meadows shuttle tickets during wildflower season. But to our disappointment, the June flood damage was so extensive that the shuttle service didn’t run again in 2013. So as soon as online bookings opened for the 2014 hiking season,…

Geocaching-Banff

Geocaching’s 7 Souvenirs of August

After last August’s grueling 31 Days of Geocaching Challenge, I wondered what the folks at Groundspeak (aka geocaching HQ) would dream up for August 2014. I was pretty happy when they announced the 7 Souvenirs of August. This year’s month-long branding initiative requires geocachers to find only six geocaches to earn the first six souvenirs.…

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…