Waterton Lakes National Park

This summer I ventured out to Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta. Although the park experienced a major fire in 2017, it definitely still worth a visit. Here are a few recommended activities and tips: Biking We biked two trails during our visit. The Kootenai Brown trail is a easy eight kilometer pathway to the park entrance. There were several sightseeing points – Driftwood Beach, … Continue reading Waterton Lakes National Park


“To speak truly, few adult persons can see nature. The sun illuminates only the eye of the man, but shines into the eye and heart of the child. The lover of nature is he whose inward and outward senses are still truly adjusted to each other; who has retained the spirit of infancy even into the era of manhood. His intercourse with heaven and earth, … Continue reading Nature

Wascana Trails

Wascana Trails, formally named Wascana Valley Nature Recreation Site, has over fifteen kilometres of marked trails. Hiking, skiing, biking, and walking are permitted on the paths. They include novice, intermediate, and advanced options. Some information mistakenly refers to this area as part of the Qu’Appelle River and Valley. It is Wascana Creek that traverses this area. It connects to the Qu’Appelle several miles north, west … Continue reading Wascana Trails

Forest Park

A year ago I was hiking through spectacular Forest Park in Portland, Oregon. I was amazed at the beautiful green scenery, tall trees, and stillness. I traveled along the Lower Macleay Trail to the Stone House. Many photos later, I followed Wildwood Trail north for about a mile. Then, retracing my steps, I headed south to Pittock Mansion. In the 1850s construction of houses was … Continue reading Forest Park