Hiking Banff National Park – Tunnel Mountain

In all the years we’ve been exploring the Canadian Rockies, we’ve never bothered with this hike. It seemed too close to Banff, likely to be too busy for our liking, too short, too boring – altogether too mundane. But at this time of year, many of our favourite hiking trails have too much snow and…


A Long Road

Five months post injury my physiotherapist finally said, “You’re fired?” I learned some valuable lessons on the long road to recovery from a grade 2 ACL injury, including what keeps me motivated and that I can be fitter than I’ve ever been at age 50+.


Nearby Nature – March 2015

Spending time outside, close to nature, improves my state of mind and helps keep me active. So I’m always on the lookout for articles, reports and books that support my nature habit. I first came across Richard Louv’s Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature Deficit Disorder about 10 years ago. A…


Oh, Canada at Esker Foundation

Backstory One Saturday morning in late February I made my way on foot from the City Hall LRT station to Inglewood. I carried a well-thumbed copy of the 2015 Exposure Photography Festival Guide in which I’d marked 5 stops. But I didn’t make it to all of them. Why? Well, I got side-tracked by Oh,…


Hiking Banff National Park – Johnston Canyon Icewalk

Johnston Canyon is one of the most popular destinations in Banff National Park. While the trail doesn’t offer much in the way of grand vistas, there are two main waterfalls along the route with plenty of smaller cascades in between. In the summer, a cool mist can blow off the waterfalls. In the winter, the…