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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Three Easy Saskatchewan Hiking Spots

The Battlefords Provincial Park, Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan abounds in great hiking trails that take you into the backcountry. But sometimes you want a short outing that’s relatively easy but that still takes you through some of the province’s top scenic natural areas. Here are three suggestions in Saskatchewan provincial parks that we always find rewarding. Each offers a different experience in […]

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Saskatoon to Prince Albert via Fish Creek Road

Laniwci church, Saskatchewan

Although Hwy #11 is the quickest way to drive between Saskatoon and Prince Albert, the Fish Creek Road route is an attractive alternative. It’s not much longer, but offers fascinating historic sites, picturesque country churches, Ukrainian, French, and Métis heritage, little traffic, and wonderful riverside scenery. NOTE: As of publication date, Saskatchewan was in the […]

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10 Easy to Reach Saskatchewan Scenic Viewpoints

Jones Peak, Saskatchewan

Want to enjoy some super scenic views around Saskatchewan without expending a lot of effort getting there? Here are 10 great viewpoints that don’t require paddling raging rivers or strenuous hikes – or any hiking for that matter. You can simply drive right up to them. It couldn’t be easier. Southern Gems Jones Peak, Frenchman […]

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