Silver Springs Botanical Gardens in Calgary are phenomenal!

Silver Springs Botanical Gardens in Calgary are phenomenal!

The Silver Springs Botanical Gardens are simply spectacular. I found out about them as I researched my CTV Homes and Gardens Walks segment, that airs tomorrow, Aug. 24, 2016. Be sure to check out their website and Facebook pages to learn more about guided garden walks and about the gardens themselves. Upcoming FREE guided garden walk: Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 1:30-3 pm Meeting in the main parking lot at 1:15 to begin the tour at 1:30....

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CTV Walking Wednesdays: Calgary’s Top Notch River Walks

CTV Walking Wednesdays: Calgary’s Top Notch River Walks

Walking along the Bow and the Elbow Rivers, connecting communities and climbing to viewpoints, makes for some wonderful urban walking. In my CTV segment I also feature Fish Creek and the Douglasdale escarpment, The Reservoir single track pathways that dip and climb and take you away from the bustle of the city and some neighbourhood river walks with character! The routes are all in my book, Calgary’s Best Walks so grab a copy and let your...

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CTV Walking Wednesday: Calgary’s Quirky Neighbourhood Walks

CTV Walking Wednesday: Calgary’s Quirky Neighbourhood Walks

If you are looking for some surprise on your urban walkabouts, then look no further than these quirky neighbourhoods. Not knowing what you might find around the next corner makes for a fun walk. I featured Sunnyside and Kensington, The Beltine and Connaught and Ramsay/ Inglewood in this CTV segment. All these routes are in my book Calgary’s Best Walks. But remember to deviate from my suggested route to find more surprises! Watch the CTV...

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CTV Walking Wednesday: Alberta Rocky Mountain Wildflower Hikes

CTV Walking Wednesday: Alberta Rocky Mountain Wildflower Hikes

    I headed out of the city to the Rocky Mountains in my latest CTV segment. Fantastic Wildflower Hikes near Calgary. Check it out here!               CTV SEGMENT Rocky Mountain Wildflower Hikes Here are the four wildflower hikes that I featured. Meadows of colour, some with snow on top! Sulpher Springs/ Riverview Loop: Elbow Valley, Kananaskis Grass Pass: Highwood, Kananaskis (20 minutes west of...

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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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