Highlights from our paddle around Upper Kananaskis Lake include beautiful reflections, an island stop and a chat with another kayaker. We paddled 15 km (9 miles) in four hours, with a boost from whitecapped waves pushing at our stern as we returned to the boat launch.
One of three lakes on the scenic Lake Minnewanka drive, Two Jack Lake is a scenic, easy option for kayaking, canoeing and SUPing. From-the-water views include Mount Rundle, Cascade Mountain and Mount Aylmer. More adventurous paddlers on SUPs or kayaks can pull themselves under the low bridge across the canal and go another 1.5 km south along the canal before turning back.
We opted for the third Vermillion Lake for our first-ever kayak adventure! Under blue sky and sunshine, we enjoyed the cool breeze across the water and the company of a Common Loon.
Signs that spring has sprung in the Canadian Rockies: migrating birds, colourful wildflowers, foraging bears, and cyclists on roads still closed to vehicles.
After more than a year of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, most of us have at least a few coping mechanisms: daily walks, binge watching, cleaning and organizing, drinking and other forms of distraction to make it through each day. Read on to learn which beverages I prefer to wet my whistle!