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

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