Watch my CTV Calgary segment on Fall Kananaskis Rockies hikes for Families, friends and avid hikers
I took CTV Morning Calgary viewers on some spectacular Fall Kananaskis Rockies hikes that are perfect for families, visiting relatives and more adventurous avid hikers! And we talked about bear awareness- check it out. And for more regular updates on all this walking and hiking, follow me on Facebook @calgarysbestwalks
Trailhead for both hikes: Highwood Pass Parking Lot, Hwy. 40, Kananaskis
Check out the visuals from Ptarmigan Cirque (4.5 km round trip + 250 meters elevation, interpretive hike). Perfect for kids, visiting family, or new hikers) and
Pocaterra Ridge (12+ km and 700 meters elevation with an option to do a linear ridge walk, two cars needed or a good hitch hiking thumb, or an out and back hike) no signage, need the Gemtrek maps). These two Kananaskis hikes are larch filled and get your above treeline for phenomenal views.
It is berry season so bear awareness is important! Make noise, yell YOOOOO BEARRRRR! as loud as you can, often when no other people noise is being made. Bear bells ARE NOT loud enough to warn bears, give a false sense of security and just annoy all your fellow hiking pals. FREE bear awareness sessions happen MEC all September so check their calendar of events. The more you know the better!