THEPANEKROOM

Archives

The Rockwall is one of the most magnificent backcountry hikes in the Canadian Rockies. The trail is located in Kootenay National Park, B.C., along the corridor of Highway 93 west of Banff. The drive to the hike is in itself spectacular surrounded by mountains on either side of the highway and closely hugging the Vermilion River, which is a tributary of the Kootenay river. The rivers are what you would expect 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