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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

I recently traveled to British Columbia to canoe the 116 km circuit (lakes and portaging) in Bowron Lake Provincial Park. The park is a large wilderness area situated on the western slopes of the Cariboo Mountain Range. I could not help but take a deep breath in as I noticed the amazing smell of the outdoors when first stepping off the plane in Prince George. But this was even more true everywhere… Read More