Montane Interpretive Trail, Bow Valley Provincial Park, Alberta

The Montane Interpretive Trail in Bow Valley Provincial park is a beautiful hike for little feet close to Calgary (55 minutes),  Canmore (20 minutes) and Banff (30 minutes).   The loop  includes one small incline up to a view point with a bench before  descending down into the trees. Our 4 year old completed the hike…

Backpacking with Toddlers: Enjoy the backcountry with your littles

Backpacking with toddlers can be a great way to bring the family together. Toddlers are surrounded by their favourite toys :  rocks, water, sticks and dirt. I mean it is pretty much heaven for litle ones. We recently went on a really fun backcountry trip with our two daughters aged  2 and 4. We enjoyed…

The Legend of Banff Sunshine Meadows Lives On

I remember it clearly like it was yesterday.  Driving from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan for our annual 2 week family camping trip to the Canadian Rocky Mountains. It was not every day you saw the world go from completely flat to monstrous towering rock. The trip that year would be extra special for me, as we would…

Avalanche Safety: Avoid these 6 Mistakes

I posted  an epic picture of my family completing a hike on Twitter with the caption “Shorts in the snow… That is Alberta Spring Hiking”. I then tagged the Banff National Park @banffNP  in the photo.  Following posting the photo a series of feelings of embarrassment, stupidity and worry crept up after  hearing their response…