Maps for the Mountains! Kananaskis, Banff, Yoho, Kootenay, Lake Louise, Icefield Parkway, Jasper

Maps for the Mountains! Kananaskis, Banff, Yoho, Kootenay, Lake Louise, Icefield Parkway, Jasper

As I prepare my CTV segment on Wildflower Hikes of the Rockies, I contacted my favourite map company, Gemtrek Maps, to get images of some of their maps to show on TV. These topographical maps (they show the contours of the mountains so that you can visually assess elevation gain) also have all trails marked along with route descriptions on the reverse. Of course, having a map is not enough to stay found. You need to: Know how to read a map...

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CTV Walking Wednesday: Stairway walks of Calgary

CTV Walking Wednesday: Stairway walks of Calgary

  I highlighted my favourite STAIRWAY walks in Calgary yesterday on CTV Morning! So many great places to sweat! And all of them, and many more, in my book, Calgary’s Best Walks…of course. Check out my CTV segment here   Douglas Fir Trail, Edworthy Park, is one of the Stairway Walks that I featured ...

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CTV Walking Wednesday: Kid Favourite Calgary Walkabouts!

CTV Walking Wednesday: Kid Favourite Calgary Walkabouts!

  All walks are great for kids of course, but there are some urban walkabouts that are clear favourites. Bring on the ice cream stops, watermarks, massive hills to roll down, single track trails along escarpments, waterfalls and for the teenagers in the group, a burger stop in Kensington! Watch my Kid Favorite CTV segment!         ...

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CTV Walking Wednesdays: Starting Your Walking Habit

CTV Walking Wednesdays: Starting Your Walking Habit

If you are looking for some motivation to put foot to pavement, pathway or wilderness route, then watch my CTV Morning Segment on Starting Your Walking Habit! So much to see while on foot in Calgary and beyond in Southern Alberta. Watch my segment on CTV Calgary Morning                  ...

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FREE guided urban walks with MEC and Jane’s Walk

FREE guided urban walks with MEC and Jane’s Walk

  Join me this Spring through Fall of a series of FREE guided walkabouts! I have teamed up with MEC Calgary to lead a unique urban walkabout a month. You can register on-line at MEC Calgary.           Upcoming FREE events Register on-line at mec.ca/events for all MEC guided walks. For the Jane’s Walk on May 8, just show up! April 30: Book signing and mini-walk: Indigo Signal Hill: 3-5 pm May 7: Book Signing...

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CTV Walking Wednesday: Circumnavigate the Glenmore Reservoir this Spring!

  My CTV segment yesterday featured a fantastic urban walkabout around the Glenmore Reservoir. The complete map is in my book, Calgary’s Best Walks, and offers lots of options to get off the paved regional pathway and into the single track trail system in the Weaslehead and other hidden wilderness trails. Watch my CTV segment here!...

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CTV Walking Wednesday: Snowshoeing in Calgary and the Rockies!

  I took CTV viewers snowshoeing on my latest segment. Watch the segment here! If you want to know more about where to snowshoe, maps and trails, check out my post on where to snowshoe in and around Calgary. And for more info on snowshoeing, where to rent, what to bring, take a read of my snowshoe page on this website. Snowshoeing is great exercise, just like walking but slower, in spectacular terrain. It is a wonderful family activity...

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