Adventure

A Weekend at Mt. Assiniboine Provincial Park

Gear Cost Danger Discomfort These are the top three obstacles preventing people from being active outside. I hear it all the time. And I get it. Good outdoor gear is spendy. The only way to make buying this stuff more of an investment vs. a colossal waste of money is... read more

Winter Activities at Kootenay National Park

Looking for an awesome way to use your Parks Canada 2017 Discovery Pass this winter? Why not head over to Kootenay National Park. Located under an hour away from Canmore, Kootenay National Park offers a wide array of winter activities that the whole family can enjoy.... read more

The Jukil Lodge Project: Help Us Achieve Our Goal

Have you heard the news? We’ve teamed up with G Adventures and Planeterra to give away a trip to Bolivia! The Bolivia Discovery Trip will take one lucky winner on an unforgettable journey across Bolivia, including an overnight stay at the Jukil Lodge, a... read more

Weekday Warrior: Lake O’Hara in the Winter

Lake O’Hara is one of those places in the Canadian Rockies that is so special that it is worth the extra bit of effort to get out to. In spring of 2016, I tried tirelessly to get a bus ticket for the 22km round-trip to the lake (no private vehicles/bicycles are... read more

5 Undeniably Canadian Winter Adventures

Don’t hibernate your way through another winter; embrace it. Canada is one of the best countries in the world to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors, no matter what season – they don’t call it the GREAT white north for nothing!

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Weekday Warrior: Gap Mountain

I try to set a goal for my mountain adventures; in 2015 my goal was to summit 50 new mountains before year end. A snowstorm blew in after my 49th summit and my voice of reason and logic were nowhere to be found. My friend Chantel and I (along with a few of her... read more

5 Ways to Make the Most of your 2017 Discovery Pass

Last month we wrote a post about Parks Canada’s much anticipated 2017 Discovery Pass. This pass grants free access throughout 2017 to all National Parks, historic sites (managed by Parks Canada), and marine conservations. If you have not ordered one yet, you can... read more

Weekday Warrior: Sunset on Rawson Ridge

In late summer of 2015 I hiked one of my first 10,000-foot summits – a backpacking trip that brought me up for sunrise on Sarrail Mountain. With the surge of social media geotags I kept stumbling upon views from “Sarrail Mountain” that were nothing as I had remembered... read more

Weekday Warrior: After work up Grizzly Peak

One of my first after work summits 2016 was up Grizzly Peak in Kananaskis, AB. After an exceptionally mild winter the days were starting to get longer and in mid April my good friend and running buddy Simone Sinclair-Walker and I set our sights on Grizzly Peak –... read more

Weekday Warrior: Bubbles at Abraham Lake

Abraham Lake is a 32km long artificial lake on the North Saskatchewan River, located off of the Icefield Parkway near Nordegg, Alberta. It is famous for bubbles of methane gas enclosed in the ice when the lake freezes over. These bubbles are caused by methane gas that... read more

The Weekday Warrior: A morning on the East End of Rundle

Coming to the close of another weekend with @michaelmatti in Canada, we made the executive decision that before the clock ran out on our weekend we needed to get ourselves atop a mountain. Starting our day with a sunrise in Canmore and recognizing that November is... read more

Parks Canada 2017 Discovery Pass

To help celebrate Canada’s 150th Parks Canada is offering FREE ADMISSION to all of their parks from coast-to-coast throughout 2017! All you need to do is order a 2017 Parks Canada Discovery Pass (here) to gain access to Canada’s amazing National Parks,... read more

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