Where to Rent Winter Gear in and Around Calgary

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 Backpacking: Quaite Valley

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

Shop Local: Where to shop for plants and gardening supplies in and around Calgary.

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.

A Free & Effective Tool for Albertans to Get Their Daily Dose of Vitamin D

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

Indoor Activities for the Outdoor Adventurer

 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