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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CTV Outdoor Staycation Series: Tour de north Calgary on bike

I featured a tour de north Calgary by bike today on my CTV segment. Check out my Urban Biking blog post for the downloadable route map. With 1000 km of paved bike paths and 300 km of on-street bikeways, you can go anywhere in Calgary by...

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Urban biking! Tour de north Calgary route

Urban biking! Tour de north Calgary route

If you are looking for a 40-50 km ride or even some ideas for shorter rides in the north of Calgary, check out the route map below. I biked this route a couple of weeks ago and it was fantastic, with so much variety. From the Bow River pathway west to Varsity, Dalhousie, and Edgemont Ravines, to the Nose Creek Pathway and Confluence Park. Do a section of the route, or the entire ride and learn to navigate the pathways of North Calgary! I am...

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CTV Outdoor Staycation Series: Mural and Art walks in Calgary

CTV Outdoor Staycation Series: Mural and Art walks in Calgary

If you are looking for a colourful urban walkabout, with surprises around each corner, then this is your walk. So many murals in Sunnyside, East Village, Downtown, and the Beltline. Check out my other blog posts to get the art and mural walking maps. yycbump mural walk map Art and mural walk Sunnyside and Downtown Calgary Grab my book, Calgary’s Best Walks to find walking routes and maps to explore the entire city on foot. Happy...

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Mural Walks! Calgary Downtown, Sunnyside, McHugh Bluffs, Bridgeland & Riverwalk

Sunnyside, Calgary is fast becoming an outdoor art gallery! When you head out on the Riley Park, Kensington route in my book, Calgary’s Best Walks, be sure to bring this map along too. You can deviate from the route to see all the wonderful, colourful public art in Sunnyside! If you would like a copy of my book,  purchase from me here! You can pick up the book from me in the Marda Loop area anytime. And be sure to FOLLOW me @lorifitfrog...

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Mural Walk: Calgary Beltline

So many murals popping up every year in the Beltline, Calgary thanks to yycbump.ca .  Check out the map below and download at yycbump.ca and follow them on Instagram @yycbump for new murals being added in the summer of 2020!    Calgary Beltline Mural...

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Lori’s CTV Summer Staycation Series: Foothills Wildflower Hikes, Southern Alberta

Powderface Ridge June wildflowers hike, Elbow Valley, Kananaskis The wildflowers are a bloomin’ in the Kananaskis foothills right now! Check out the suggested hikes I shared with CTV viewers on June 26, 2020. As trail signage is the Kananaskis is hit and miss and many routes may not have any signage, be sure to do your research before hitting the trails and have a map (the GemTrek maps at MEC are the best!). The hikes that I suggest are:...

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