Miner’s Path

June 14, 2021. A pleasant walk leading to a small waterfall. Perfect for kids on a hot day. Region: Crowsnest Pass. Traditional territory of the Ktunaxa, Tsuu T’ina, and Blackfoot First Nations Distance: 2 km round-trip Total Ascent: 50 m Safety and Disclaimer There seems to be decent information out there about which hikes to […]

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Emerald Lake

July 21, 2021. A family-friendly walk around a gem-blue lake in Yoho National Park. Region: Yoho National Park. Traditional territory of the Ktunaxa and Blackfoot First Nations Distance: 5.4 km loop Total Ascent: Minimal Safety and Disclaimer Emerald Lake is a great destination for anyone looking for an easy walk around a lake in beautiful […]

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Takakkaw Falls

July 15, 2020. A visit to a magnificent waterfall in Yoho National Park. Region: Yoho National Park. Traditional territory of the Tsuu T’ina, Ktunaxa, Blackfoot and Kelly Lake Metis First Nations. Distance: 1.4 km return Total Ascent: negligible Safety and Disclaimer This is an easy walking trail to one of the most amazing places in the […]

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Lake Minnewanka

July 15, 2020. A short, fun, walk/hike in Banff. Perfect for kids. Region: Banff National Park. Traditional territory of the Blackfoot, Ktunaxa, Stoney Nakoda, and Tsuu T’ina First Nations. Distance: 2.8 km round-trip to Stewart Canyon bridge Total ascent: 49 m Safety and Disclaimer Lake Minnewanka is right outside the Banff townsite. As a result, it is a […]

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Signal Hill & Quidi Vidi Harbor

September 12, 2018. Two easy hikes connected by an picturesque village stroll near St. John’s Newfoundland. Region: Signal Hill National Historic Site. Traditional territory of the Beothuk people Distance: N/A Total ascent: N/A Elevation of Objective: 160 m (the max elevation, attained at Ladies Lookout) Hiking time: N/A (My usual route-mapping apps weren’t working on this […]

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Hampstead Heath Circuit

August 12, 2017. A stroll through an ancient London Park, tagging the “summit” of the County of London. It’s vacation time, and I have the great good fortune to be spending 2 weeks in the UK. Getting ready for this trip, I hadn’t really thought about exactly what I wanted to do. I’ve been to […]

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Writing on Stone Provincial Park

June 17, 2017 This isn’t really a report on a hike, but rather a nod to one of our family’s preferred outdoor playgrounds. Today was a “free” day for our family, and I was anxious to do a hike, specifically Goat Lake in Waterton. We didn’t have anyone to watch the kids, though, so we […]

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