Fall is a great time to undertake the long hike to Aylmer Pass in Banff National Park. Next time we'll do the Lake Minnewanka Trail portion on mountain bikes so that we have the time/energy to make the side trip to Aylmer Lookout.
The 298 km (185 mile) Cabot Trail winds its way past stunning ocean views, old-growth forests and fascinating geology, providing access to dozens of hiking trails and plenty of opportunities to stop in the villages of Cape Breton to enjoy local culture and a good meal.
A challenging hike of more than 20 km, the bench above Rockbound Lake provides stunning views of emerald green Tower Lake, navy blue Rockbound Lake and the sheer walls of the "back side" of Castle Mountain. Larches around the lake turn golden in September, wildflowers and mushrooms offer botanical interest along the otherwise boring front section. And since this is not a highly recommended trail, you may just go most of the day without encountering anybody else!
A mash up of science, technology and the humanities, the Deep Time Walk app invites the listener on a time travel experience - any time, any where. While walking 4.6 km in the virtual company of a narrator, a scientist and a fool, take an imaginary trip, 4,600 million years back in time, to when the Earth formed. Then with each step, meter-by-million-years forward, it’s an immersive and informative journey to the present day, where the industrial age represents but a hair’s breadth on the geological time scale.
It's shoulder season in terms of hiking in the Canadian Rockies. Once the calendar reads October, any day that doesn't require gaiters paired with MICROspikes, crampons or showshoes is a great day for hiking! The first weekend of October we took advantage of one such day to hike to Rockbound Lake. We were less than …