Canoe Trip to Robertson Falls, Churchill River, Saskatchewan

Robertson Falls, Churchill River, Saskatchewan

Our recent trip to Robertson Falls on the Churchill River turned out to be the ideal time for a visit. Northern Saskatchewan excels as a destination for canoeing and wilderness camping, from easy short paddles to remote multi-days expeditions where you’re unlikely to see other people. When we’re looking for an easy-going trip for a […]

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3 Great Short Hikes in Waterton Lakes National Park

Waterton Lakes National Park

Waterton is a great place to hike, with some 200 km of trails covering everything from challenging backcountry treks to more leisurely day trips. If you haven’t been to this park in southwestern Alberta in a while, expect a few changes. The massive Kenow Fire in 2017 swept through over one-third of the park, damaging […]

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Adventures Under the Night Sky in Waterton Lakes National Park

Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta.

We’re walking in pitch-black dark at 11:00 at night, following the hiking trail to Blakiston Falls in Waterton Lakes National Park. Leading us is Keith Robinson, owner and guide of Dark Sky Guides, who wants to take us as far away from any light pollution as possible. The excursion started when Keith picked us up […]

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The Best of Waterton Lakes National Park

Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta

Waterton Lakes National Park is unique in so many ways. Tucked into the southwest corner of Alberta, the most obvious part of the landscape is the abrupt change from the Great Plains to mountains. Unlike farther north, no foothills provide a gradual transition. One minute you’re travelling across open prairie, then suddenly you’re surrounded by […]

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Five Easy Hikes in Saskatchewan’s Prince Albert National Park

Narrows Peninsula Trail, Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan

Prince Albert National Park is one of the top places to go hiking in Saskatchewan. Almost smack in the middle of the province, the park preserves the transition zone from the aspen parklands in the south to the northern boreal forest. Add the rich array of lakes, rivers, and wetlands, and we have an incredibly […]

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Journey to Nistowiak Falls, Saskatchewan

Nistowiak Falls, Saskatchewan

Nistowiak Falls is the most famous waterfall in Saskatchewan, both because of its beauty and its accessibility. Several wonderful waterfalls dot northern Saskatchewan (see our post Saskatchewan’s Most Magnificent Waterfalls), though many take a bit of effort to reach. Nistowiak, on the other hand, is less than 20 km from the end of the road […]

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