A canoe trip takes us into the Land of the Giant Beaver – the Athabasca Sand Dunes of northern Saskatchewan. We explore pristine wilderness, rare plants, and a unique and fragile ecosystem.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]