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Hiking Kananaskis Country – Grizzly Peak during Larch Season

One of our favourite destinations during wildflower season, Grizzly Peak is also a solid option for larch season. Less well-known than the crowded trails around Lake Louise, it’s a half-day hike that’s easy to extend with a ridge walk or an exploration of Pocaterra Cirque.

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Hiking Kananaskis Country – Arethusa Cirque

Up near Highwood Pass in Kananaskis Country, Arethusa Cirque is an easy hike with a couple of options to make it shorter or longer as your fitness or schedule permits. It’s a good choice for wildflower season, since the trail crosses an expansive meadow that erupts into bloom at just the right time of year. It’s also a decent option for larch season. We’ve hiked here 8 or 9 times and are still discovering new aspects of the landscape, which includes small waterfalls and a rock field with plenty of fossils.

Hiking Kananaskis Country – Arethusa Cirque

Mr. GeoK and I ventured into the Highwood Pass again on Saturday. We first hiked Arethusa Cirque about 10 years ago, and have done the straightforward 5 km loop at least once each year since. It’s one of our “go to” hikes when we’re introducing other families to one of our favourite outdoor activities. This…