Winter Backcountry Camping: Quaite Valley, Kananaskis, AB A great getaway for those looking for a quick trip, or those looking to dip their toes into the world of winter backcountry camping. Don’t mind my collapsed tent vestibule. Quick Specs: Distance: ~4.7km (oneway) Elevation: 100m Time: ~ 1.5-2.5 hours (oneway) Difficulty: Easy More info & reservations: … Read moreWinter Backpacking: Quaite Valley
Planting and gardening season is finally here! We could rave about the therapeutic benefits associated with getting your hands in some dirt and bringing life into your home and backyard, but that’s a discussion for a different day. Instead, we’ve compiled a list of local shops, businesses and vendors who can help turn your thumbs … Read moreShop Local: Where to shop for plants and gardening supplies in and around Calgary.
Alberta is blessed to have frequent sunny blue skies, even on the coldest of days. Even though we Albertans receive an average of 320 days of sunlight per year, we greatly contribute to the statistic of Vitamin D deficiency of Canadians. (Between 70-97% of Canadians have Vitamin D insufficiency!) Why Vitamin D Matters Vitamin D … Read moreA Free & Effective Tool for Albertans to Get Their Daily Dose of Vitamin D
Ideas to keep in touch with your adventurous side when getting out isn’t an option. Make Energy or Protein Bars Make some energy or protein bars. Use a base recipe for the bars and then add your own fixings! (Did someone say chocolate?) Below are links to base recipes we like to use from the … Read moreIndoor Activities for the Outdoor Adventurer
Getting certified in various safety and survival courses greatly increases your knowledge and confidence in the outdoors. (Meaning you get to explore more, and more safely!) A few organizations within the Calgary area offer courses including: Wilderness First Aid Avalanche Safety Training Wilderness Survival Wildlife Awareness Rope Rescue Training Swift Water Safety and Rescue Ice Safety Awareness More … Read moreOutdoor Courses and Certifications Available In and Around Calgary