Now part of Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park, the former Yamnuska Natural Area features a network of unsigned trails that weave around multiple ponds and small lakes. With lots of options for out-and back and loop hikes of various distances, it's a good destination to explore with kids. Just be sure to stay away from the south end, which neighbours the area's landfill!
Photo Blogging Challenge – Get Out and Play (June 2019)
Making time every day to get out and play is essential to my physical and mental well-being. And while I'm all for hitting epic trails as often as possible, a dose of nearby nature does the trick most days.
Photo Blogging Challenge – Thanks (November 2016)
Canada celebrates Thanksgiving in October, but there's a lot to be thankful for this month, too! Getting out and about to enjoy nature is a sure way to spark appreciation. Also this month, I was grateful to receive a ton of support from friends and family following knee surgery to replace my ACL. It's a long road to full recovery and your good wishes and messages of support mean a lot!
Cycling in Griffith Woods
Our bike rides have multiple purposes: exercise, photography, active transportation and/or geocaching. With my last ride in Griffith Woods centered on exercise and photography, I decided to plan a ride based on geocaching. Planning For advance planning, the official geocaching website is a great resource. Search for the general area you'll be visiting, open any …
Out and About at Sparkling Hill
In between all the other activities we enjoyed at Sparkling Hill Resort, I found time to be out and about exploring the trail network in the area. The map available in each guest room shows 8 trails covering a total of 12.5 km (7.5 miles). They are named for wildlife in the area (e.g. Falcon …