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The Loops | Loop Brook |Glacier National park

The Loops | Loop Brook |Glacier National park

By on Apr 21, 2017 in All Hikes, BC, Easy Hikes for Kids and Families, History | 0 comments

Loop Brook : Glacier National park Learn a little bit about the railway and stretch your legs on this short hike through a bit of history.  Marvel at the engineering of the past century. The loops hike shows how the stone pillars helped the railroad gain some extra height by making a figure 8 to climb up the valley. Nice short hike , about 1 mile long. Click here to...

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Marble Canyon Hike|Kootenay National Park

Marble Canyon Hike|Kootenay National Park

By on Apr 21, 2017 in All Hikes, BC, Easy Hikes for Kids and Families | 0 comments

Marble Canyon | Kootenay National Park A nice short hike for a family. This spectacular hike is one that often goes unnoticed.  We drove past this one for years til we finally stopped in to take a look.  We were not disappointed.  Keep your eyes open for fossils on the hike. Remember if you find one….just take pictures and leave it for someone else to...

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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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Burstall Pass hike | Kananaskis Alberta

Burstall Pass hike | Kananaskis Alberta

By on Apr 21, 2017 in Alberta Hikes, All Hikes, Easy Hikes for Kids and Families | 0 comments

Burstall Pass is a must do hike, especially if you do it during the fall when the larch trees begin to change colour. I promise you will not be disappointed.  The first 3 km are on an old logging road, so not too exciting. But keep your eyes open for moose in the swamp to your right. Once you reach to the bike stand, the path takes off through the trees. After a bit...

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Yamnuska Mountain Hike or Scramble

Yamnuska Mountain Hike or Scramble

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

Yamnuska Mountain Hike Yamnuska comes from the Stoney Indian word “Yamnathka” which loosely translates to “flat faced mountain.” The trail itself is a 11KM circular loop hike with an elevation gain of 855 Feet.  We recommend climbing this mountain counter-clockwise (taking the path to the right) in good weather conditions.  This is so you will not...

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Grotto Canyon A Fun Canyon Hike

Grotto Canyon A Fun Canyon Hike

By on Apr 21, 2017 in Alberta Hikes, All Hikes, Easy Hikes for Kids and Families | 0 comments

Grotto Canyon | Ice walk | Ancient Pictographs Here is a fun hike to do with the kids…. Head on up to grotto canyon which is Between Exshaw and Canmore. Strap on you ice cleats and get ready to hike up a canyon with ancient Pictographs. The pictographs were painted between 500 and 1500 years ago.  They were painted with red ochre. The pictographs are on the...

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