CTV Staycation Series: Fall Rockies Hikes, larches and more

CTV Staycation Series: Fall Rockies Hikes, larches and more

So much colour in the Rockies right now! I shared a few beautiful hikes with CTV viewers and you can watch the segment below. Raven’s End trail at Yamnuska is all Apsens and colourful shrubs, Three Lakes Valley in Spray Lakes Provincial Park is spectacular larches and turquoise lakes and The Iceline Trail in Yoho National Park is year-round waterfalls and glaciers and stunning views. So many colours right now, in the city and the...

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CTV Staycation Series: Fun Family Walks

CTV Staycation Series: Fun Family Walks

What makes a great family walk? Destinations, single track trails, massive glacial erratics that traveled from Lake Louise area on glaciers 15,000 years ago, chickadees that land on your hands, off-leash running, waterfalls, creeks with fish and ducks, folk art and fairy gardens and little free libraries in neighbourhoods. Oh yeah, and great snacks!! Check out my CTV segment to learn of three excellent kid, parent, grandparent, and dog Calgary...

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CTV Outdoor Staycation Series: Urban Pup Walks

CTV Outdoor Staycation Series: Urban Pup Walks

There are so many great walkabouts for dogs in Calgary. I shared a few today on CTV Morning Live. A mix of on and off leash, views and saskatoon berry grazing made these walks pretty awesome for pup and her people. All of the walks, with off-leash areas marked, are in my book Calgary’s Best Walks. Grab a copy from me or at bookstores, Steeling Home, or at Mountain Equipment Co-op. Happy pup...

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CTV Outdoor Staycation Series: Wild Walkabouts in Calgary

CTV Outdoor Staycation Series: Wild Walkabouts in Calgary

If you are craving some big nature but don’t have time to leave the city, you are in luck. I shared some wild walkabouts with CTV viewers that get you away from it all in the heart of Calgary. And if you need walking route maps for all of these areas grab a copy of my book, Calgary’s Best...

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CTV Outdoor Staycation Series: Calgary wildflower & Botanical garden walks

CTV Outdoor Staycation Series: Calgary wildflower & Botanical garden walks

The wildflowers and gardens are in full bloom in Calgary right now! I dropped into CTV and shared a couple of fantastic flower walkabouts. Join me at Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park and The Botanical Gardens of Silbersprings. And check out the blog post that I wrote about these area. Blog Post: Calgary Flower...

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Flowery walkabouts in Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park and Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs, Calgary

  I am featuring NW Calgary flower walks this Friday, July 24, 2020 (8:38 am) on my CTV morning live outdoor staycation segment. The Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs and Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park are two walks with an abundance of colour; one manicured and one wild. You can find the Glenbow Ranch map and suggested walks in my book, Calgary’s Best Walks. And you can find Glenbow Ranch interpretive brochures in Arabic, Tagalog,...

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CTV Outdoor Staycation Series: Spray Lakes Provincial Park hikes and afternoon tea

CTV Outdoor Staycation Series: Spray Lakes Provincial Park hikes and afternoon tea

I featured some amazing hikes and routes in Spray Lakes Provincial Park on CTV today. Be sure to read my Hiking Kananaskis 101 blog post for critical info on maps and routes and when a hike is not a hike before venturing into this remote area (with no cell coverage!) And plan to have time to stop at Mount Engadine Lodge for afternoon tea (2-5 pm every day, reserve at the moment). Sit on the deck and watch the world (and moose) go...

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Hiking in Kananaskis 101: Maps, route finding and when a hike is not a hike

Hiking in Kananaskis 101: Maps, route finding and when a hike is not a hike

It is wonderful to see so many people discovering the Kananaskis. There are many amazing walks, hikes, routes and scrambles in this part of the Rocky Mountains and the foothills. If you are new to the area it is critical to understand that most of the hikes you read about on All Trails have very little or no signage. Many of the “hikes” you read about are actually routes or scrambles. Routes and scrambles do not have any trail...

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