Snowshoeing in Calgary and the Kananaskis Rockies

Snowshoeing in Calgary and the Kananaskis Rockies

Snowshoeing is as easy as walking, but much more fun if you get off trail in the powder and explore. You can join me for a organized snowshoe in the Rockies or take to the trails on your own. Snowshoeing is much more fun when the snow is deep, and you could not walk there with boots alone. It is rare to have that much snow in Calgary, but on occasion we get a big snowfall in March and this would be a great time to head out in the city. If...

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Walk 150 Initiative launched: Happy 150th Birthday Canada!

Walk 150 Initiative launched: Happy 150th Birthday Canada!

In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, Lori Beattie, owner or Fit Frog Adventures and author of Calgary’s Best Walks, is partnering with local charities for the WALK CALGARY initiative. Lori is donating 1500 books to local charities and working with each one of them to create a walking program for their clients. I am happy to be part of the launch video of Mayor Nenshi’s Three Things for Canada Initiative. Facebook @threethingsforcanada...

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Spectacular Fall hike on Nihahi Ridge! Bring your cleats

Spectacular Fall hike on Nihahi Ridge! Bring your cleats

Fantastic Fall Hiking! Fresh, crisp starts lead to spectacular snowy peak views in the Rockies. The photo and video included are from the hike On October 12, 2016 to Nihahi Ridge, Kananaskis. As long as you bring a pair of cleats, see images below, you can hike with confidence even on hard packed snow and ice. A good selection of cleats can be found at Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC). Join me on some Rocky Mountain treks this fall. All that...

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CTV Walking Wednesdays: Alberta Rocky Mountain Fall Colours Hikes

CTV Walking Wednesdays: Alberta Rocky Mountain Fall Colours Hikes

  I took CTV viewers to the mountains to see some primo Fall Colours.  Larch hikes in Kananaskis (no crowds like in Lake Louise!) Check out the CTV segment here! Kananaskis Larch Hikes Chester Lake and Three Lakes Valley, Kananaskis Burstall Pass, Kananaskis Pocaterra Ridge, Kananaskis Check out all the organized Fit Frog hikes and walks here!      ...

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CTV Walking Wednesdays: Calgary’s Tasty Cafe Walks

CTV Walking Wednesdays: Calgary’s Tasty Cafe Walks

I took CTV viewers on a tour of Calgary’s Tasty Cafe Walksabouts this week. For those of you motivated by good coffee, food and spending time with friends, check this out. All of these cafes (and many more) are in my book Calgary’s Best Walks. The social side of walking is pretty darn important (and fun!).   Watch the CTV segment here!  ...

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CTV Walking Wednesdays: Calgary’s Best Homes and Gardens Walks

CTV Walking Wednesdays: Calgary’s Best Homes and Gardens Walks

I featured some wonderful home and garden walks in my CTV segment on August 24. There are many more colourful neighbourhoods to explore in Calgary, but I cannot fit in everything in 3 minutes! The Silversprings Botanical Gardens are spectacular and if you want a longer walk when you visit them, they back onto Bowmont Park. Check out my book, Calgary’s Best Walks, and follow the Bowmont Park West route and drop into Waterfall Valley after...

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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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