Sulphur Mountain Hike

One of the many highlights from my trip to Banff this summer was hiking Sulphur Mountain. It was also the most challenging hike I completed so far this year. The rating of this hike varies from easy to hard. It maybe considered hard due to distance (11km round trip), elevation (700+ metres), the twenty-eight switchbacks, or the rocky and rooty trail higher up the mountain. … Continue reading Sulphur Mountain Hike

Travel Bucket List – Saskatchewan

This is the last post in my travel bucket series. My top places still to visit in my home province follow: Candle Lake Provincial Park Great Sand Hills Grey Owl’s Cabin Manitou Beach Ness Creek Music Festival Last Mountain Lake Bird Sanctuary/Wildlife Area Lac La Longe Provincial Park Ghost Towns Robertson Falls Hudson Bay Area – Wildcat Hill and Porcupine Hills Provincial Parks Continue reading Travel Bucket List – Saskatchewan

Narrow Hills Provincial Park

Last week I explored beautiful Narrow Hills Provincial Park. We camped at Lower Fishing Lake Campground which has several amenities within a 5-10 minute walk. There is a store, boat rentals, group camping, flush outhouses, beach, and service centre. Most sites are open (not private), however we lucked out with a great spot. The park also has satellite campsites at Baldy, Ispuchaw, and Zeden Lakes. … Continue reading Narrow Hills Provincial Park

Meadow Lake Provincial Park

This summer I crossed off Meadow Lake Provincial Park from my Saskatchewan bucket list. We spent four nights at the park in July. Kimball Lake “C” Campground – a ten-minute walk from the beach, but quiet Kimball Lake was our base, although the park has several campgrounds. This campground has welcoming campsites, modern shower facilities, a great, sandy beach, and a couple trail heads. We … Continue reading Meadow Lake Provincial Park

Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park

In a valley along the Milk River in Alberta is a collection of hoodoos and petroglyphs preserved as Aisinai’pi National Historic Site (Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park). The area was settled by First Nations, mainly the Blackfoot, 9,000 years ago. The region is sacred to the Blackfoot who believed the hoodoos were home to powerful spirits. There are hundreds of pictographs and other art on the rocks … Continue reading Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park

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

Pine Cree Regional Park

On a westward excursion last summer, I stayed a night at Pine Cree Regional Park. Nestled in a coulee fifteen miles northeast of Eastend, this park proves an ideal spot for peaceful camping. The Swift Current Creek flows through the park, accessible from most sites. Tall spruce and pine trees add to the beauty of the campground. This is the place to relax with a … Continue reading Pine Cree Regional Park