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Things to Do in Golden BC in Winter

I don’t know about you but come winter I need something to look forward to on a regular basis. In the summer, we go away almost every weekend, but somehow in winter we only seem go away every month or so. John and I decided we needed a break and decided to head to Golden BC for a change – and avail ourselves of winter activities both in Golden and in nearby Yoho National Park. Most people I know head for Kicking Horse Mountain Resort but on this trip we were looking for quieter winter activities...
Tags: Travel, Canada, John, British Columbia, Calgary, Lake Louise, Yoho National Park, Lynn, Golden, Trans Canada Highway, Cedar Lake, Golden BC, Confluence Park, Kootenay National Park, Wapta Falls, Sigi


Wapta Falls Hike or Snowshoe in Winter

In the winter a Wapta Falls hike or snowshoe makes for a delightful half day outing. It’s a longer hike in the winter since you basically start from the Trans-Canada Highway, so you must add a few kilometres to reach the summer trailhead. If you’re staying in the Field – Golden corridor, or you have a few hours to spare while you’re driving between Golden and Calgary, I would encourage you to do the hike.  We opted for snowshoes on the Wapta Falls hike but even with as much snow as you see in th...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, Time, Canada, John, British Columbia, Calgary, Parks Canada, Yoho National Park, Niagara, Charlie, Kelowna, Trans Canada, Trans Canada Highway, Highway 95, Emerald Lake Lodge


15 Winter Hiking Tips to Stay Warm & Safe

For many people the hiking season ends when the snow starts to fly. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here in Alberta, we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to winter hikes – where the only additional equipment you need is a pair of traction devices or icers. Getting out on a winter hike is a perfect way to improve your mood and perhaps give your mental health a much-needed boost, especially in these trying times. Described below are my top winter hiking tips along with plenty of ideas on w...
Tags: Travel, Winter, Hiking, Canada, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Victoria, Alberta, Calgary, Banff, Ontario, Manitoba, Rosie, Don, Whitehorse, Golden


Video Post: Wapta Falls in Winter—a Frozen Gem

I hiked to a 30-metre high waterfall in the middle of winter. What did it look like? In This Travel Video You Will Discover: The Rockies’ Most Beautiful Waterfall An Easy Winter Hike Directions & Difficulty Info Wapta Falls is the gem of British Columbia’s Yoho National Park. And that’s saying a lot—Yoho is literally an aboriginal word for “awe,” and the park as a whole lives up to the moniker. Nearby, Alberta’s Banff and Jasper national parks tend to hog the spotlight—especially since Y...
Tags: Travel, Jasper, British Columbia, Alberta, Banff, Yoho National Park, Yoho, Wapta Falls


The stunning scenery of the BC Rockies and beyond in 20 images

WHEN the Canadian Rockies are discussed, talk of Banff, Jasper, and Lake Louise in Alberta dominates the conversation. But the Rockies stretch over the provincial boundary into British Columbia, where there is a lot more exceptional wilderness to explore. I recently made a road trip with my partner from Nelson, BC into Yoho National Park (about a 6-hour drive), then into Golden, which is a small gateway town to the Rocky Mountains. We found top notch accommodations, food and drink, and endless o...
Tags: Travel, Google, India, Jasper, Vancouver, Whistler, Pacific Ocean, Boo, British Columbia, Alberta, Nelson, Columbia, Rockies, Eagle, Lake Louise, All


August Hiking Itinerary

We are going to be in Banff in August.  With us not being able to get in Lake O’Hara this summer, we decided to take two hikes in July that we had planned to take in August.  So that cleared a few days up to explore some other hikes.  Since I get a lot of questions about where we are going hiking this summer, I thought I would post our tentative itinerary. Before I start, I wanted to do a few hikes beyond the Valley of the Ten Peaks but was with Oliver only being 9 and not being in a party of m...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Hiking, Blogging, Oliver, Banff, Banff National Park, Saskatoon, Icefields Parkway, Yoho National Park, Peyto Lake, Johnston Canyon, Bow River, Emerald Lake, Big Hill, South Saskatchewan River


Plan B

I wanted to be someplace special for Canada Day 2017 and, well, Saskatoon didn’t make the short list.  I wanted to go to Ottawa with the family but Mark is an introvert and would kill me before he spent Canada Day on Parliament Hill. We talked about some other options and one of them was to pick up Mark after he writes his last final exam and head to the Rocky Mountains for Canada Day.  We decided to hike Lake O’Hara Alpine Circuit in 2017.  Back in January I booked a campsite at Lake Louise, We...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Blogging, Canada, Exploration, Ottawa, Banff, Wendy Cooper, Mark Cooper, Saskatoon, Rocky Mountains, Mark, Wendy, Yoho National Park, Emerald Lake, Twin Falls