Tag Archives : mountains

Exploring Maligne Canyon


Is this last account of my weekend in Jasper ever overdue! I wanted to tell you all about my experience playing around Maligne Canyon in Jasper National Park. Even though I had a seven hour drive home, I opted to hit up Maligne Canyon before hitting the road. All the research I read online suggested it and it was super…

Amazing Jasper Weekend & Romance for One at the Fairmont


My weekend in Jasper was so amazing but a little lonely at the same time. I went up to Jasper for two days to run the 10k in the inaugural Jasper Canadian Rockies Half Marathon. Ryan was going to accompany me and we had both been looking forward to the trip for weeks but our damn water heater sprung a…

One Week Left to Register for the Jasper Races!


  I seriously can't wait for April 15 you guys! Not only is it my LAST day of classes and my LAST set of exams for the semester, but it's the day Ryan and I take off for Jasper so I can run a 10k!  I'm running in the 10k race of the inaugural Jasper Half Marathon and my Alberta…

Active things to do in Banff


March! I don’t know if it’s the ‘spring forward’ Daylight Savings or that Easter and spring break is fast approaching but our thoughts turn to spring. However, if you live in Canada you know that March is hardly spring, especially in the Rockies. Don’t let that last month or so of snow stop you from getting out and enjoying the…

A Day at Snowbird Resort


This is my last post about my short trip to Utah for New Year's. Sometimes I wish I lived in the SLC area because with mountains on both sides of you there is so much to do in the mountains. There are also so many ski resorts! Snowboarding at Snowbird Resort was the highlight of my trip! My brother kindly…

Winter Weekend in Canmore & Banff


When my sister Leilani said she was going to come spend the week before Christmas with me I wanted to give her a winter vacation unlike any other so I planned a butt load of activities including a weekend in Canmore/Banff. We stayed at the Holiday Inn where I got a KILLER deal using Priceline, so good that Ryan and…

Snowshoeing to a Frozen Forum Falls


It's the most wonderful time of the year! And I'm not talking about Christmas- I'm talking about winter! See, as a December baby I feel that snow runs in my veins which is why I get so energized when I'm out in it. From November- February I am a happy little snow bunny but as soon as it's March I'm…

Winter Hike- Waterton Lakeshore Trail


I have a love-hate relationship with this crazy warm weather Southern Alberta has been experiencing. I hate how there is no snow for xc skiing, snow shoeing or snowboarding but I’m loving being outdoors without gloves, warm sunshine on my face and snow free hiking. Yesterday we headed off on the Goat Haunt (Lakeshore) Trail in Waterton. I had wanted…

Review- Bench Canada


As a blogger I've had a chance to try out some cool gear and products such as water bottles, protein bars, camping gear, apparel, fitness equipment, food, etc. But I finally felt like I had “made it” in the blogging world when I was approached to try out and review $200 worth of clothing from Bench Canada. Say what?? I…

Fall Hike to Bertha Falls


Sunday was my last day of working at Pearl's Cafe in Waterton and after my shift I took my tired self out for a short  hike. I tweaked my back spotting cheerleaders on Saturday so I wanted an easy hike with nice views and little effort, which is Bertha Falls hands down. This 3.36 mile hike took me about an hour…

Lineham Falls- You Can Look, But You Can’t Touch


I am spending my Sundays this month working at Pearl’s Cafe in Waterton. My friend Keirstyn is the manager and was short staffed for the shoulder season and asked if I could spare any time to help. The best part is that set schedule so that I am off by noon for hiking time! [caption id="attachment_6925" align="aligncenter" width="540"] Working at Pearls…

Goat Lake Hike, Waterton


Goat Lake Advanced Hike Distance- 9.04 miles Time- 3:45 (this included our rest at the top) Elevation gain - 530 m (1,750 ft) Sunday was a typical lazy Sunday, I slept in until 9 am and sipped coffee all morning while reading a book. When Ryan announced that he was going to lay down and it was only noon, I…

Winter Hike to Bertha Falls in Waterton


The mountains haven't been just calling- they have been demanding my presence! And when Ryan told me he was going to work this Monday, a holiday, I packed up Rocky and headed to the Rockies. [caption id="attachment_5152" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Off we go to Bertha Falls![/caption] I love hiking in the winter because the trails are virtually deserted so I let…

The Wildlife Crossings in Banff


Two weeks ago I wrote about my Rockies Roadtrip. One thing that really caught my eye was the wildlife fencing and crossing in Banff. I couldn't help thinking as I drove past kilometer after kilometre of fencing "How much did this cost? And is it that effective?"  So I did a little investigative work. [caption id="attachment_4767" align="aligncenter" width="560"] One of…

Rockies Roadtrip Part 2- Jasper


Yesterday, I shared photos from the first leg of my Rockies Roadtrip covering Canmore, Banff and Lake Louise. Part 2 is my long and adventurous leg through Jasper. After experiencing Lake Louise I headed to Jasper. I have only been through that park once as a child. Within 10 minutes of driving through the park gates it began to snow!…

Rockies Roadtrip Part 1- Canmore & Banff


Last week I had to travel to Edson, Alberta for a workshop. I was very excited to get back into the forest (where I belong) but even more so for the opportunity to road trip through Banff and Jasper. The drive from Lethbridge to Edson is about 7.5 hours,  but if you go through the mountains like I did, then…