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BigHorn Falls in Ya Ha Tinda ranch

BigHorn Falls in Ya Ha Tinda ranch

By on Jul 5, 2017 in Alberta Hikes, All Hikes, Easy Hikes for Kids and Families | 2 comments

BigHorn Falls near Bighorn campground Ya Ha Tinda is a real playground for the senses.  We had been to BigHorn Falls several of times in the past, and had always thought the falls were pretty amazing.  A beautiful gorge surrounded by high prairie grasslands and gorgeous mountain views. However, we had only hiked the top path, along the ridge overlooking the falls. ...

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Kananaskis Ice Cave or Canyon Creek Ice Cave

Kananaskis Ice Cave or Canyon Creek Ice Cave

By on May 13, 2017 in Alberta Hikes, All Hikes, Easy Hikes for Kids and Families | 0 comments

It’s a perfect day for a hike! Once we drive through the silly spring snow in Cochrane, AB and out to Kananaskis Country.  We have always wanted to do this hike, but have been calling it by an incorrect name.  May people confuse the Kananaskis Ice Cave or Canyon Creek Ice Cave hike with the Ing’s Mine hike.  While Ing’s Mine is in the same area,...

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13 Hiking Trails Near Calgary

13 Hiking Trails Near Calgary

By on May 2, 2017 in Alberta Hikes, All Hikes, Easy Hikes for Kids and Families | 0 comments

We have compiled a short-list of 13 fun hikes to try near Calgary, AB.  We tried to stay within a three hour drive of Calgary; and while this is not an extensive list of hikes available to you, it does highlight a few sensational hiking trails to try in Banff National park, Jasper National Park and the Ya Ha Tina area. This list should help you get the most out of...

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Banff Bucket List

Banff Bucket List

By on Apr 30, 2017 in Alberta Hikes, Easy Hikes for Kids and Families | 0 comments

According to the Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary a Bucket List is defined as: “A list of things that one has not done before, but wants to do before dying.”  Pretty straight forward right? I have a massive Bucket List I wish to accomplish.  And when I asked, what things should a person see while in Banff National Park,  a friend of mine threw out a...

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Hidden Falls | Ya Ha Tinda

Hidden Falls | Ya Ha Tinda

By on Apr 21, 2017 in Alberta Hikes, All Hikes, waterfalls | 0 comments

Hidden Falls near Ya Ha Tinda One of the must go to place in Ya Ha Tinda is Hidden falls.  We set off to see if we could find this hidden treasure. After many miles of hiking and a few failed attempts to cross the Red Deer River we finally came to a place to cross the river.  Now about 2 more kms of hiking we arrived the the mysterious place.  We could hear it but...

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Blackrock Mountain Lookout Hike Alberta

Blackrock Mountain Lookout Hike Alberta

By on Apr 21, 2017 in Alberta Hikes, All Hikes, History | 0 comments

Black Rock Mountain Lookout Hike near Nordegg Alberta Want to hike to an old forestry lookout?  Well this is the hike for you.  The Alberta Forest Service built a forest fire lookout on the summit in 1929 which was closed in 1952 and still stands to this day. This is not a easy hike, it seems like it is all uphill! After surviving the Trans Alta Road (very rough...

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