Taking hikers to more than half a dozen frozen waterfalls, the Green Monster is a popular winter hiking destination in Kananaskis. It's our favourite winter hike (so far) and we look forward to doing it again next year.
Nice, New and Looking Ahead
January is the ideal month to savour all that's nice and new in your life. And to spend time looking ahead to the rest of the year. Anticipating the good things to come can really amplify your sense of happiness in the present.
Yamnuska Scramble and West Col Descent
Trail upgrades in 2021 improved scramble conditions to the summit of Yamnuska. But this is still a challenging half-day adventure, especially daunting for those with any fear of heights/exposure.
Kayaking Lower Kananaskis Lake
Lower Kananaskis is a scenic, manmade mountain lake with multiple points of access for human-powered watercraft plus a boat launch for powerboats. When the water level is lowered in anticipation of the annual snow melt, temporary mudflats appear, creating a transitory photographic opportunity.
Kayaking Barrier Lake
Prevailing wind patterns along the Kananaskis Valley mean Barrier Lake is usually windy with rolling waves and whitecaps. Layer on the fact that it's usually very busy and Barrier Lake was NOT on our list for our first season of kayaking adventures. But as a Plan B option on a cool and rainy day, it worked well.