Cochrane: Willow Ridge Ranch Treating myself to a trip to celebrate graduating university was something I’d always planned to do. I was more so imagining a backpacking trip in Europe or South America – but the universe clearly had other plans in mind. With the pandemic making travel a no-go, sticking close to home was … Read moreCochrane: Willow Ridge Ranch
Oatmeal. A breakfast staple…especially for multi-day outdoor adventures. But let’s face it: oatmeal can be so boring. To make things worse, many store bought packets lack energy boosting nutrients and are loaded with added sugars. Since eating more oatmeal than I’d like to admit, I couldn’t stand the thought of eating another bowl on a … Read moreOatmeal That Slaps
If you’ve tried shopping for cross country (XC) skies or snowshoes this year, you’ll know how much of a challenge it’s been… it seems shops sell out as soon as shipments arrive! Thankfully, there’s some locally owned and operated rental shops that can help satisfy your craving for adventure. Whether struggling to buy, or simply … Read moreWhere to Rent Winter Gear in and Around Calgary
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.