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The cross-country ski season is often fickle, so we advise you keep your skis in your car to be ready for every skiing opportunity. Here’s where you can ski in or close to Calgary when you’re on a time crunch.
A few hours earlier, we were standing in front of the luggage carousel in the hamlet of Resolute Bay, Nunavut. No more bags were cycling through, the carousel had stopped, and everyone but us had left with their...
Crandell Lake is an excellent hike for beginners and children. This easy hike takes you through burned forest, allowing for beautiful mountain views. The trail is wide and flat with a couple short inclines. The destination, Crandell Lake, is a...
Ontario is home to Canada’s oldest and longest marked footpath, The Bruce Trail. The Bruce Trail spans 900 kilometres across the Niagara Escarpment, beginning in Queenston and ending in the harbour village of Tobermory. Hikers can enjoy sections of the...
Chester Lake is accessible year-round and is often used for snowshoeing or cross-country skiing, fishing and larch tree hunting. This trail is usually busy through most times of the year, so it is recommended to start early to get a...
Location: Bluffers ParkPark here: 1 Brimley Road SPublic Transport: TTC Hike Distance: 5 km roundtripElevation Gain/Loss: 20 mHike Duration: 1- 2 hoursDifficulty: EasyWhat makes it easy? A flat trail with many opportunities to stop and rest along the way.Trail website:...
Lake Louise is an iconic Canadian Rocky Mountain destination, so, understandably, it can be busy. Head off on any surrounding hiking trail, and you will notice the crowds thin considerably. You’ll want ample time to take pictures and enjoy the...
Every autumn, social feeds fill up with fall hiking photos, including Alberta’s famous golden larches. The yellow alpine trees make for stunning photographs, contrasting against grey mountain peaks. When searching for larches in Alberta, you can easily find lists of...
Location: Joffre Lakes Provincial Park Public Transport: Return tickets available through ParkbusPark Here: Parking is located just off Duffey Lake Road. Overflow is across the road; be careful when crossing. Hike Distance: 10 km roundtripHike Duration: 3-4 hours to Upper Lake;...
Stanley Park is a must-visit urban park jutting off Vancouver’s downtown core. With towering trees, calm lakes and views stretching towards West Vancouver, the Lion’s Gate Bridge and out to the Pacific Ocean, it’s one of the most beautiful places...
Location: Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta Park Here: Badlands Trail parking lot Hike Distance: 1.4 km roundtripHike Duration: 45 minutes Elevation Gain: 31 mDifficulty: Easy Trail Website: Click here Dinosaur Provincial Park is located northeast of Brooks, Alberta and is a very cool destination...
Location: Lake Louise, Banff National ParkPark here: Lake Louise Parking Lot (payment required)Public transportation: Direct from the Park and Ride, located at the Lake Louise Ski Resort, to the Lake Louise Lakeshore (reservations and payment required) Hike distance: 13 km roundtripElevation...
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