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Letterboxing: A Great Activity for Family Fun in Calgary

A Guide to Letterboxing in Calgary

By Robin Farr Letterboxing is a mix of art, journaling, solving mysteries, and hunting for buried treasure. It’s similar to geocaching, except that instead of finding an object and leaving one in its place, you’re collecting a stamp in your journal and leaving your stamp in the journal you’ve found. You’ll find it to be […]

Hiking With Kids: Troll Falls in Kananaskis

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After my recent discovery of an awesome new hiking book, Take a Hike with your Children from Tots to Tweens in the Canadian Rockies, I couldn’t wait to take our family for our first official hike. On a lazy Sunday afternoon we decided to hike to Troll Falls in Kananaskis. It is one of the recommeneded […]

Take a Hike with Your Children from Tots to Tweens in the Canadian Rockies {Book Review}

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I’ve lived in Calgary, at the foot of the gorgeous Rocky Mountains, most of my life. All that recreational potential just sitting there totally wasted on me. Don’t get me wrong; I love driving through the mountains and admiring their beauty, but I have never truly taken the time to explore them up close and […]

Picnic in Kananaskis Country | Elbow Falls

Elbow River, at Elbow Falls, Kananaskis Country

Since winter had pretty much been non-existent this year, we decided this past weekend to go for a picnic to Elbow Falls in Kananaskis. Elbow Falls is a great little walk for small children but since there is snow still on the ground, the walk ways are closed but there is quite a bit of […]

Hiking With Kids: November in Banff

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I don’t know about you but November has never been my favorite time of year to go to the mountains. This year however, we have discovered a whole new appreciation for the month of November normally referred to as shoulder season.[...]

Rocky Mountain Adventures: A Stress-Free Day In The Mountains

Rocky Mountain Adventures - Hiking at Sundance Canyon

We wanted to go hiking last weekend with our two year old son but honestly, after working four days that week I just didn’t have the energy to deal with all the preparation that an outing requires. There’s enough gear to pack just for a solo trip but add a toddler who requires double the gear, it’s often a daunting task just to get out the door with your sanity still in tact. To further complicate things, it’s late October here in the Canadian Rockies and that means we are looking at the possibility of winter hiking and having to pack enough extra clothing to keep everybody warm and dry [...]

Hiking with a 4 year old in Kananaskis

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Reality: 1 Fantasy: 0 But I wouldn’t want it any other way or Why hiking with a 4-year old requires an adjustment to expectations After countless weekends filled with errands, appointments and lots and lots of visitors, the May long weekend arrived to an agenda filled with, by complete design, nothing!   As a general […]