Joffre Lakes Hike, Pemberton, British Columbia

Location: From Pemberton take the BC-99S for 29.6 km. Eventually you will see a sign that says Joffre Lakes hike. Turn right  into the parking lot. This road into the parking lot is also called Pemberton Portage Rd. Distance & Elevation Gain:  First Lake: 50 metres (5 minutes), Elevation Gain not significant Second Lake: 3 km…

Ptarmigan Cirque, Kananaskis, Alberta

Location: Ptarmigan Cirque Hike is located in Highwood Pass. From Calgary drive on the AB-1 W. Go left on the AB-40 S. Drive down here until you reach Highwood Pass. Distance & Elevation Gain: 4km, 280 metres Difficulty: Moderate Child Carrier Accessible: Carrier access. Toddler could hike themselves but the start would be difficult for them. Facilities: Outhouses, 1 picnic table…

Grouse Grind, North Vancouver, British Columbia

Location: Grouse Mountain, North Vancouver, British Columbia. 23 minutes from downtown Vancouver. From Lions Gate Bridge take a slight right onto Marine Drive. Turn left onto Capilano Drive and continue onto Nancy Greene Way until you reach Grouse Mountain. Distance & Elevation Gain: 2.9 km, 2,800 ft Difficulty: Difficult. Child Carrier Accessible: Carrier access only. Facilities: Full service washrooms, gondola, restaurants,…

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…