Kananaskis 100 Mile Relay

One way for us to check out Kananaskis Country for the first time was to run along highway 40 – over the Highwood Pass, Canada’s highest paved road. We joined the Calgary Road Runners Club team – a fun team not aiming to challenge the speed freak teams. Andy did leg 4, a 14 km … [Read more…]

Five days in Assiniboine Provincial Park

Assiniboine Provincial Park is simply fantastic! Nowhere in The Rockies have we found a place with such great variety in dayhiking – it just requires a tough backpack into the campsite at Magog Lake and then you have ridges, peaks, passes, and lakes to explore. There is also afternoon tea at the lodge.

Rockies: Paradise Valley and Parker Ridge dayhikes

We took advantage of the early snowmelt this year to head into Paradise Valley and up and over Sentinel Pass before Canada Day. Hiking here so early also means that you don’t have to worry about grizzly bears – later in the year there are hiking restrictions and your need to hike in a minimum group size. We also did an easy dayhike the following day – climbing Parker Ridge near to the Columbia Icefield – fantastic views of the Saskatchewan Glacier.