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Heart Creek Canyon| Kananaskis| Canmore, AB

Heart Creek Canyon| Kananaskis| Canmore, AB

By on Aug 15, 2016 in Alberta Hikes, All Hikes, Easy Hikes for Kids and Families | 1 comment

Heart Creek Canyon- The hidden falls After we tackled The Vault hike, we decided it might be kind of fun to check out the other trail that leads East out of the Heart Creek parking lot.   This trail was labeled Heart Creek Canyon, and it promised to be an easy 3 Km round trip hike with 8 wooden bridges. We set off on the path, heading East behind the information...

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Eagle Lake | James Falls and James Lake |Ya Ha Tinda

Eagle Lake | James Falls and James Lake |Ya Ha Tinda

By on Aug 15, 2016 in Alberta Hikes, All Hikes, Easy Hikes for Kids and Families | 9 comments

On a whim, we decided to scoot out to Ya Ha Tinda and hike up to Eagle Lake.  The Parks Canada brochure  informed us that it would be 5.5 Km round trip to the lake.  It should only be a 3 hour trip to the Lake and back on a novice trail; perfect for what we were looking for. We arrived at the Eagle Lake parking lot around 2:30 PM and located the trail head just...

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Vault Cave Hike Kananaskis Alberta

Vault Cave Hike Kananaskis Alberta

By on Aug 10, 2016 in Alberta Hikes, All Hikes, Easy Hikes for Kids and Families | 0 comments

The Vault Cave Hike | Heart Creek Canmore Alberta Rumors seem to swirl around the strange hole dug into the side of Mount McGillivray. There are grandiose tales saying this man-made opening is a Diefenbunker, an emergency fallout shelter for government personal in case of a nuclear war. Well others are saying it’s a nothing more than the start of a mine shaft....

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Elbow Lake and Rae Glacier Hike

Elbow Lake and Rae Glacier Hike

By on Jul 28, 2016 in Alberta Hikes, All Hikes | 2 comments

Mt Rae and Rae Glacier Hike|Elbow Lake Kananaskis Trail Mount Rae and Rae Glacier were named after Dr. John Rae (1813 – 1893)  a doctor for the Hudson Bay Company. He was thought to be the first european settler to survive an Arctic winter in Canada by living off the land.  During the course of his four Arctic expeditions, Rae traveled thousands of miles and...

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Coleman Alberta Plane Crash | Hiking into History

Coleman Alberta Plane Crash | Hiking into History

By on Jul 27, 2016 in Alberta Hikes, All Hikes | 0 comments

DC-3 (Dakota) Plane Crash -1946 Near Coleman Alberta. A Place of Honor! We were in the mood to do a little bit of celebrating. Our oldest daughter Savannah was turning 20, and had decided to do something different to kick-off the start to her new year. “An adventure,” she said, something to indicate that she was marching towards the goals in her life and wasn’t...

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Mount Ware Hike

Mount Ware Hike

By on Jul 27, 2016 in Alberta Hikes, All Hikes | 0 comments

We took on the challenge of hiking Mount Ware this last weekend on our Annual Daddy/Daughter hike.  Because we are not big hikers (more like couch potatoes, if one was telling the truth) this mountain not only tested us physically, but mentally as well.     Mount Ware was named in 1951 after John Ware, an African American cowboy and pioneer.  John Ware is best...

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