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.
This month's theme marks the 10th anniversary of the Photo Blogging Challenge. Thanks so much to host PJ, for organizing our small - but mighty - PBC community.
The fairly extensive network of trails in the lesser-known south part of Bow Valley Provincial Park is a solid option for maintaining conditioning over the winter months, family picnics, fall colours, bird spotting and more.
Although Bow Valley Campground closes to campers each winter, area trails are still accessible for winter hiking, birdwatching and photography. Visitors can tailor the hiking distance to suit the weather conditions and the capabilities of the group, with routes ranging from 2 to 10+ km,
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!