For a few days each May, cyclists can take advantage of the opportunity to ride Moraine Lake Road after it's plowed and before it's opened to motorized vehicles. It's a relatively short ride (27 km return), and a decent workout at >500 meters elevation gain. But it's a fair price to pay for the opportunity to enjoy Moraine Lake / Valley of the Ten Peaks views without crowds of people!
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Get Out and Play
I remember just one other month since the COVID-19 pandemic started that it's been so essential to get out and play, for our physical and emotional wellbeing. So it's a lucky coincidence that October is a great time to get out and play in the Bow Valley and surrounding Canadian Rocky Mountains. It's possible to enjoy summer, fall or winter activities, depending on the day - or sometimes all on the same day!
Out and About in Banff National Park for SnowDays
The annual SnowDays winter festival in Banff National Park continues to evolve. Highlights for 2020 include snow sculptures in Banff and ice sculptures at Lake Louise. Pack your camera and skates and enjoy a mid-winter day in the Canadian Rockies!
Hiking Banff National Park – Mount St. Piran
It's larch season in the Canadian Rockies! When the needles of these deciduous conifers turn from green to lime to yellow to gold, it's a sure sign that fall has arrived and it's time to start thinking about scheduling an appointment to have snow tires mounted on whatever vehicle you use to get to the …
Continue reading Hiking Banff National Park – Mount St. Piran
After a 5 km warm-up Monday evening and a 23.9 km epic hike to the Burgess Shales yesterday, we were ready for something a little less strenuous today. After a very enjoyable buffet breakfast at the Poppy Brasserie (Chateau Lake Louise), we donned our hiking boots and packs and, with trekking poles in hand, headed …