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 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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Chester Lake Snowshoe, the best Christmas present of all!

Give the gift of the Rocky Mountains this Christmas! I snowshoed Chester Lake in The Kananaskis Rockies, yesterday and it was absolute perfection. And abundance of glittering powdery snow, and mountain peaks all around. MERRY CHRISTMAS I say! For details on snowshoe trails in the Kananaskis, check the Alberta Parks website.  You can also join us, on our many snowshoe outings in December through March. BE PREPARED, BE SAFE and HAVE FUN!  ...

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Be healthier in 2014 with these “revolutionary” treatments

Be healthier in 2014 with these “revolutionary” treatments

  From the Globe and Mail article on Jan. 5, Fifteen things Canadians can do to be healthier this year, here are two fantastic suggestions by two experts in mental and physical wellness; get outside and walk more! Living a healthy lifestyle is pretty simple stuff.           Try a revolutionary ‘new’ treatment There is a super expensive new drug coming out. It reduces heart disease by 60 per cent, cancer by 27 per...

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Where to hike in the Rockies and Calgary after the Alberta flood?

Helen Lake Trail, Banff National Park I have been researching trails to hike after the June flooding and thought I would share my findings. The most up-to-date information on where to hike after the flood can be found at this link . It is a wonderful resource of all the post-flood trail conditions in Kananaskis and Banff National Park. Thanks to Rachel for putting this together! Douglas Fir Trail, Edworthy Park, Calgary And for those of you who...

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Snowshoe the Rockies (with the kids!)

Snowshoe the Rockies (with the kids!)

It’s time to play in the snow! Grab your friends and your family,  a duffel bag full of clothes, your backpacks, some snowshoes, a crazy carpet, a shovel (for building snow forts at the trailhead!) and a heck of a lot of yummy food and thermoses of hot drinks; you are going snowshoeing in the Rockies! Snowshoeing is as easy as walking! It’s simply left, right and repeat. There is no skill needed, no technique. But you do need to...

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Glaciers, lakes and waterfalls! Hiking the Iceline Trail and ratatouille at Takkakaw Falls

Glaciers, lakes and waterfalls! Hiking the Iceline Trail and ratatouille at Takkakaw Falls

  In Yoho National Park, BC, there is a hike that has it all. The Iceline Trail is a switch-back climb to glaciers, water features spreading across glacier scraped rocks, lakes and views of Takkakaw Falls, Canada’s highest waterfall, pouring off the Daly Glacier. We hiked the Iceline last weekend, on a spectacular blue sky fall day. We’ll repeat this fantastic getaway next summer, on August 23-25, 2013. It will be a lodge based...

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An active cross-Canada summer (with no blogs!)

An active cross-Canada summer (with no blogs!)

I have discovered that enjoying the slower pace of summer means I spend a lot less time on the computer and therefore this is my first blog since June. I think everyone should have a social media holiday. A break from constant updates allows you to focus on the moment without thinking about how to write about it later. My family and I spent 7 weeks visiting the Maritimes and Eastern Canada. When we returned to Calgary, we hung out and relaxed,...

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