Hiking

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When Waterton resident Christie Low went for a short family walk around town on April 1st, she was unpleasantly surprised to find two tick bites on her torso—and a tick still attached to one bite! “Because we weren’t hiking or on...
One of my major aspirations in life came to fruition a few years back when I finally stepped foot on the summit of Mount Everest. It was an expedition I embarked on along with my father, mother, brother and sister;...
Planning is key. In fact, if you have dreams of spending a week under the stars, carrying everything you need on your back as you trek one of Canada's most epic trails... ...Well, start planning for next summer, today. We're here to...
Finding a good hiking trail becomes a little harder when you have a dog to factor into the mix. You want to make sure the hike is dog-friendly and you may have a preference for either leashed or off-leash trails...
The short answer is yes! Heavy and awkwardly packed items can pull on or poke your body in uncomfortable ways after only a few minutes on the trail. Stashing items like bear spray and water in your backpack creates a...
The best time to sign up for an adventure is a bottle of red wine deep into watching the International Banff Film Festival on a cozy couch, right? While viewing the incredible feats of ultra-distance athletes and extreme climbers, my...
When it comes to Alberta’s national parks, the gorgeous mountain locations of Banff and Jasper always take the spotlight, but just 35 kilometres east of Edmonton is the hidden gem that is Elk Island National Park. This conservation area is...
Whether it’s gaping at the Milky Way on a frozen night or gushing over a late summer meteor shower, the stars always leave me awash with a mixture of awe and content. Since learning more about the constellations above us on...
Who hasn’t been on vacation and thought, “Wow! I would love to live here!” But what’s it really like? I spent one full year working and living in Waterton Lakes National Park, which gave me a small taste of what...
These are all common questions that endurance enthusiasts (professional, amateurs and weekend warriors alike) either type into their favourite search engine or pose to their community of like-minded athletes. What’s the answer? Well, annoyingly, it can vary depending on...
While leggings are figure-flattering, move with your body and offer unparalleled comfort, a well-crafted pair of hiking pants provide reinforced protection and resiliency to changing climates. So, which should you wear to go hiking? While the answer to this ongoing debate...
Nature is a universal tonic, with studies reporting al fresco benefits including decreased tension, anxiety and depression. Doctors can now prescribe two hours of outdoor time a week to patients experiencing a variety of health conditions, including mental health concerns. A...
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