Horsethief Canyon Badlands with paleonologist, Drumheller

Nose Hill 64th Avenue 6465 14 St NW, Calgary, AB T2K 5R2

Description: Horsethief Canyon is the rarely marvelled gem in this prehistoric playground. It's a 10-kilometre jaunt up quiet Highway 838 (the North Dinosaur Trail), northwest of the region's Royal Tyrrell Museum. A descent in the canyon leads us into the land of strange outcrops of rock that are a kaleidoscope of geology and history, a […]

Canmore Policeman’s Creek, neighbourhoods, Highline Trail Café Loop

Malcolm Hotel Canmore 3JPW+PW Canmore, Alberta

Description: We'll hike the neighbourhoods, river trails, and the High Line Trail trail in Canmore. We'll walk along the Bow River towards the Three Sisters mountain ranges before walking the Highline Trail. We'll stop in downtown Canmore for a coffee post-hike if you have time. Bring lunch for the hike and we will eat along […]

Birthday hike to Jumpingpound Summit and beyond, Kananaskis

Allen Bill Day Use Area W826+H8, Bragg Creek, Alberta, Canada

Description: It's Lori's birthday so we'll hike for cupcakes! This scenic trail takes you to breathtaking views of the front ranges. We’ll hike beyond Jumpingpound Summit along grassy slopes to big views and our lunch spot. Meet Place: Allen Bill trailhead, Elbow Falls Trail (Hwy 66) Kananaskis Directions: This trailhead is about a 45-55 minute drive […]

Grass Pass & beyond (Bull Creek Hills), Kananaskis

Longview ESSO GQM9+JF Longview, Alberta

Description: Wildflowers and views! We'll climb a forested path along the Pack Trail Coulee a grassy pass between the Bull Creek Hills and Holy Cross Mountain. We'll climb some more before dipping into a forest and beginning our final accent to the top of the Bull Creek Hills. We will do a portion of the […]

Powderface Ridge Wildflowers, Kananaskis

Allen Bill Day Use Area W826+H8, Bragg Creek, Alberta, Canada

Description: This scenic trail takes you through wildflowers meadows to breathtaking views of the front ranges, the Elbow River Valley, and the city of Calgary. Meet Place: Allen Bill trailhead, Elbow Falls Trail (Hwy 66) Kananaskis Directions: This trailhead is about a 45-55 minute drive from Calgary. Access Hwy. 66 from Hwy. 22 (Hwy. 22 becomes […]

Stanley Glacier, Kootenay National Park

Shell Station at COP, HWY 1 8435 Bowfort Rd NW, Calgary, AB T3B 2V2

Description: A wonderful trail zigzags through shrubs and wildflowers in July and August and into fall foliage in September before entering a wide-open valley below Stanley Glacier. Waterfalls, glaciers, and big views are constant on this fantastic hike. Meet Place: Shell Station on Hwy 1, across from COP Directions: Stanley Glacier Trailhead, Kootenay National Park: Hwy […]

Healy Pass & Simpson’s Pass Wildflowers, Banff national Park

Healy Pass trailhead, Sunshine ski hill 1 Sunshine access Rd, Banff, AB T1L 1J5

Description: This Parks Canada Trail is well maintained and allows for beautiful views of many gorgeous peaks and Egypt Lake. The start of the trail keeps you shaded from the summer sun as you gradually climb. The hike starts with a wide, rolling trail that narrows as you go. The lush forest and the bridge […]

Chester Lake & Three Lakes Valley, Kananaskis

Chester Lake, Kananaskis 9526QMRX+77

Description: This stunning hike to Chester Lake is followed by a climb past the Elephant Rocks to Three Lakes Valley, where fossils and flowers, and more views await! Meet Place: Chester Lake trailhead, Spray Lakes Road, Kananaskis (or carpooling could be arranged from the Shell station at COP in Calgary). About 1 hour 40 minutes drive […]