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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Enjoying Saskatchewan’s Dazzling Wildflowers

Wildflowers, Saskatchewan

Right about now is generally the height of wildflower season in Saskatchewan, although every year is different and conditions vary considerably throughout the province. We’ve had higher than normal rainfall in early summer which has brought a profusion of colour in some areas. In our neck of the woods in the Thickwood Hills, we’ve never […]

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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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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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