Cochrane: Willow Ridge Ranch

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

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

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

Upper Kananaskis Lake: A Winter Gem

Upper Kananaskis Lake: A Winter Gem The epic hikes off of Highway 40 just West of Calgary are familiar to many outdoor enthusiasts. In the summer, this area of Kananaskis booms with eager hikers – but winter brings a special kind of magic to this place.¬†At the very end of the skinny, winding “Kananaskis Lakes … Read moreUpper Kananaskis Lake: A Winter Gem