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Olympic National Park is one of the most amazing places to explore in the United States. Encompassing a large portion of the Olympic Peninsula, there are opportunities to visit three different ecosystems within the park: sub alpine forest where the Olympic mountains were sculpted by glaciers and streams into their current profile, temperate rain forest, and the rugged Pacific coastline. The main access point is Highway 101, which surrounds three sides of… Read More

Regardless of the time of year, there is always a plethora of activities to do (or at least try!) in the Rockies. There is a gateway to adventure from any quadrant, if Calgary is your base location. Whether accessing the vast network of bike trails in nearby Bragg Creek, venturing out to iconic locations like Lake Louise, or exploring beautiful back country in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, I always return home grinning… Read More

1. Few, if any, people. It is a certainty that the cold weather and the thought of sleeping overnight in below zero temperatures with only a tent protecting you from the elements discourages many people from camping in the winter months. There is nothing better than exploring the outdoors without seeing another person. The silence is bliss. 2. Choice of campsites. So many provincial and national campsites require reservations FAR in advance… Read More