Mount Crandell (West Ridge)

May 31, 2021. The easy way to the summit of Mount Crandell. Region: Waterton Lakes National Park. Traditional territory of the Blackfoot, Ktunaxa, and Tsuu T’ina First Nations Distance: 10.7 km round-trip Total Ascent: 1030 m Elevation of Objective: 2380 m Time: 4h 41m There are 3 published routes that I’m aware of to the […]

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Crandell Lake

May 15, 2021. A quick and easy hike with kids to an old favourite in Waterton. Region: Waterton Lakes National Park. Traditional Territory of the Blackfoot, Ktunaxa, and Tsuu T’ina First Nations Distance: 1.7 km one-way from the Akamina Parkway to the south shore Total Ascent: 90 m Elevation of Objective: 1528 m Time: 35 […]

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Bear’s Hump

April 4, 2021. Waterton’s best short hike. Region: Waterton Lakes National Park. Traditional Territory of the Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina, and Ktunaxa First Nations Distance: 1.4 km one-way Total Ascent: 230 m Elevation of Objective: 1540 m Time: 30-45 minute ascent (depending on how much boulder climbing you/your kids stop to do) Bear’s Hump is unquestionably […]

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Crowsnest Ridge

March 13, 2021. A snowshoe trip to the top of a low ridge on the Continental Divide. Region: Crowsnest Pass. Traditional Territory of the Ktunaxa and Blackfoot First Nations Distance: 9.9 km round-trip to both the main and secondary summit Total Ascent: 594 m Elevation of Objective: 1893 m Total Time: 3h 46m (includes a […]

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Cameron Lake

January 29, 2021. A snowshoe trip to Waterton’s famous Cameron Lake via “Dipper” trail with some off-trail exploration. Region: Waterton Lakes National Park, Traditional Territory of the Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina, and Ktunaxa First Nations Distance: 12 km round-trip Total Ascent: 210 m Elevation of Objective: 1660 m Total Time: 3h 52m Note that taking the […]

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Mount Bourgeau

July 17, 2020. A full-day hike in Banff to the summit of the most accessible Canadian Rockies peak above 2900 m. Region: Banff National Park. Traditional Territory of the Ktunaxa, Tsuu T’ina, and Blackfoot First Nations. Distance: 25-30 km round-trip (1 of my apps and my Garmin measured the trip at 30 km, another app measured […]

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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 Lake Minnewanka is right outside the Banff townsite. As a result, it is a massively popular destination […]

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Drywood Mountain

July 10, 2020. A full-day excursion involving biking, scrambling and ridge walking in the Castle Wilderness. Region: Castle Wilderness. Traditional territory of the Ktunaxa, Tsuu T’ina, and Blackfoot First Nations Distance: 25 km round-trip Total ascent: 1417 m Elevation of objective: 2473 m (official summit), 2485 m (ridge high-point) Total Time: 7h 33m Climbing Pincher Ridge last week, I spent […]

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Avion Ridge via Goat Lake

June 22, 2020. A bike and hike to a high mountain ridge on the northern border of Waterton Lakes National Park. Region: Waterton Lakes National Park. Traditional territory of the Ktunaxa, Tsuu T’ina, and Blackfoot First Nations Distance: 21.6 km round-trip (approximately 10 km on bike) Total Elevation Gain: 886 m Elevation of Objective: 2370+ m Total Time: 5h 32m […]

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Mount Ward

June 21, 2020. A straight-forward scramble with impressive views in the Crowsnest Pass. Region: Crowsnest Pass. Traditional territory of the Ktunaxa, Tsuu T’ina, and Blackfoot First Nations Distance: 4.8 km round-trip from the east shore of Window Mountain Lake Total Elevation Gain: 651 m from Window Mountain Lake Elevation of Objective: 2567 m Total Time: 2h 45m round-trip from […]

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