Books for Outdoor Kids

20+ Amazing Books for Outdoor Kids

I have been meaning to write this post for a long time. These outdoor books are some our family’s favourite alongside some of the Born to be Adventurous’ reader suggestions. In this post I have included storybooks, chapterbooks, outdoor “how to” books and some outdoor parenting books that help you get outside and explore with…

Easy Hikes Canmore

12 Easy Canmore Hikes

Canmore is within 15 minutes of Banff National Park and offers a variety of hiking options if you want to escape some of the larger crowds. While more and more tourists are flocking to Canmore, it is still considerably fewer people than the Town of Banff. If you want to explore the Banff National Park…

West Wind Pass

West Wind Pass Hike, Alberta

West Wind Pass is a beautiful hike up to a mountain pass in Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park. This is an unofficial trail which means no one maintains the trail. Route finding can be challenging at times and there are cliffs. The trail is quite steep most of the hike and the loose trail makes…

Elbow Lake

Elbow Lake Trail, Kananaskis

The short but steep Elbow Lake Trail follows a wide, old gravel road to a stunning mountain lake in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park. The family-friendly hike is open from June 15th, to November 30th. Insider Tip Elbow Lake is a popular spot for families to enjoy their first backcountry camping trip. If you want to…

Troll Falls

Troll Falls Hike, Kananaskis, Alberta

Troll Falls hike is a great trail for most abilities to a tumbling waterfall located in the stunning Kananaskis Country. Children will enjoy spotting the trolls that are occasionally hidden along the family-friendly trail by locals. Insider Tip for Families The falls are just as spectacular in the winter, making it an ideal all-season hike…