Big Hill Springs Hike, near Calgary, Alberta

Location: Big Hill Springs Provincial Park, 20 minutes from Calgary, Alberta. From Calgary turn right off of HWY-1A  (Crowchild) at Lochend Road/AB-766 N. After about 11 km turn left onto Big Hill Springs Road/AB-567 W. Drive about 3.2 km and turn left onto Range Rd 3A. There is a sign for the parking lot. Distance & Elevation Gain: 2.3 km…

Quarry Rock, Deep Cove, North Vancouver, BC

Location: Deep Cove, Vancouver, BC. From Vancouver take the Trans-Canada Hwy/BC-1 W. Take MT Seymour Pkwy W to Deep Cove Road which is in North Vancouver. Take a left on Deep Cove road until you reach deep cove. Turn left of Panarama Drive. The Trail is located on Panarama Drive. When looking at the ocean in Deep…

Johnston Canyon, Banff, Alberta

Hike: Johnson Canyon Location: Located about 25 minutes from Banff. Follow the Trans Canada Highway/ Alberta 1 West to Bow Valley Parkway. Drive on Bow Valley Parkway (~18 km) until you reach Johnston Canyon. The trail head is easy to find and starts at the end of the parking lot beside the washrooms. Distance and Elevation…

Packing and Preparing a Baby for a Beach Day!

Every day, I am reminded of my outdoor education class that I took at the University of Alberta. We discussed questions related to ‘where can you engage with nature?’, and ‘what is the importance of the human connection with nature?’  My husband and I often find ourselves discussing similar questions.  Cam often comments on the potential…

Lower Falls Trail, Golden Ears Provincial Park, British Columbia

Hike: Lower Falls Trail Location: Golden Ears Provincial Park, British Columbia near Maple Ridge. Located about 1 hour from Vancouver, BC and about 20 minutes from Maple Ridge, BC. Driving instruction available on Google Maps. The Trail head is easily located in the Gold Creek day use parking lot in the Golden Ears Provincial Park. Distance: 2.7…