Here’s how to find the Mist Mountain Hot Spring on the Highwood Pass! Mist Mountain is a popular hike in Kananaskis Country not just for its challenging summit, but because about halfway up, you can take a detour to the Mist Mountain Hot Spring – a random, warm water hot spring big enough for 2 or 3 people at a time.
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Rocky Mountain Hikes: Barrier Lake Fire Lookout, Yates Mountain, Jewell Pass on The Prairie View Trail
The Jewell Pass via Prairie View Trail, and Barrier Lake Fire Lookout hike has all sorts of rewards for your efforts. You can hit 3 different summit points, there’s a waterfall, cooling creeks, and a wide-open lakeshore to explore dotted with forests and meadows.
Is Moraine Lake Still Frozen?
Yes, Moraine Lake is frozen. So is Lake Louise. So is Peyto Lake. Spring lingers longer at the higher elevations of the Canadian Rockies.
Gearing Up For A Summer Of Hiking With Kids In The Rockies
If you want to go hiking with kids in the Rockies, make sure you’ve got the gear to get going. I’ve rounded up some of the must-haves before you hit the trails this summer.
Why Everyone Says Camping At Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park Is The Best In Alberta
Camping at Writing-On-Stone provincial Park is often picked as the best in Alberta. It’s easy to see why, the campground is small enough and entertaining enough to be perfect.
Rocky Mountain Hikes For Kids #5: Stanley Glacier Hike In Kootenay National Park
The Stanley Glacier Hike in Kootenay National Park is a challenging hike for kids and a rewarding one too. An 11km return trip promises a fossil hunt in a spectacular hanging valley.
The Best High Tea In The Rockies
There are many elegant hotels to have afternoon tea in the Rockies, but the best high tea in the Rockies, is one you hike high up to. Check these out:
5 Epic Kid-Friendly Hikes In The Rockies
If you’re exploring the Rocky Mountains of Alberta this summer, you need to really do it. Tackle these epic kid-friendly hikes in the rockies and get a view worth sweating for.
Rocky Mountain Hikes: Mount Yamnuska Scramble
The Yamnuska scramble is rated as easy, and as far as scrambling for trails goes, it is. BUT .. you still need to have skill to find the trails. Here’s my review of the hike up Yamnuska I did with CORA
Hiking The Hoodoo Trail Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park
The Hoodoo Trail Writing On Stone provincial park is a wonderful place to explore Canada’s Badlands and see petroglyphs and pictographs. It’s an easy hike that normally offers huge expanses of sky above the rugged hoodoos – not on our visit.
Sunshine Coast Hikes For Kids: Skookumchuck Narrows
The hike to Skookumchuck Narrows on the Sunshine Coast is a popular family affair. It’s long (for kids) at 10k return, but there’s a bakery, tide pools, and a visit to Endor if you plan your adventure right.
Rocky Mountain Hikes For Kids #4: Tunnel Mountain Hike In Banff
The Tunnel Mountain hike from the heart of Banff is a quick and stiff climb up Tunnel Mountain. Affording views of the entire Bow Valley, it’s a great one for kids to try. We camped at Tunnel Mountain Campground and took a trip to the top before taking a dip at the Upper Banff Hot Springs. CLICK THE PHOTO TO SEE THE STORY
Seen In Calgary #20: Old Cars And A Buddhist Stupa On Paskapoo Slopes Trails
I love the trails of Paskapoo Slopes just a few blocks from our house. No need to escape all the way to the Rockies to get a rugged hike in with the kids, this one is just 2 blocks away. In addition to the walk in the woods, it offers up a couple of interesting surprises: a Buddhist Stupa and 2 old cars stuck in the mud. Best part? How they got there is a complete mystery…
Larch Valley And 8 Other Hikes To See Fall Larches In The Rockies
When is the best time to hike Larch Valley? In the fall, when the leaves are flaming yellow. Everyone knows this so go during the week, or early on the weekends. I left home at 630 and was rewarded with a fiery mountain meadow. Here’s some pictures, and 8 other hikes to avoid the crowds during larch season in the Rockies.
Vancouver Daytrips: Othello Tunnels at Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park
Road trips with kids need scheduled breaks. If you’re headed between the Okanagan and the coast, the best place to stop for lunch and a little hide and seek is the Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park to see the Othello Tunnels.
Rocky Mountain Hikes For Kids: Plain of Six Glaciers Hike With A Six Year Old
The hike to Plain of Six Glaciers is a popular tourist trek for good reason – the views along the path and the teahouse at the top are magnificent.