The Canoe Meadows whitewater facility was upgraded in 2008 by placing 1500 tonnes of rock in the Kananaskis River to create deep-water Class 2 to 3+ features for 3 full-length slalom race courses for international-level kayaking.
An interesting scramble to an unnamed summit directly north of Mount Glasgow at the head of Upper Glasgow Creek. 8.4 km one way and 1100 m (3,600′) of height gain.
A link to an article from the Mountaineering Council of Scotland website on what to do if caught in an electrical storm.
We revisited the Burstall Avalanche Impact Pool on Canada Day to see what it looked like without snow. Here are a few pictures and a description of the best summer route.
Rescue groups in the Canadian Rockies are promoting the use of simple hand signals to indicate to a searching helicopter crew that you are the party that need assistance, or that you are OK.
Are you concerned about the poor state of some trails in Kananaskis Country? If so, find out how you can pitch in and help.
The latest news from the K Country Trail Users Group meeting in May 2009: Snowshoe trails, trail maintenance and new trails in Sheep River area.
The Avalanche Impact Pool above Third Burstall Lake is an unusual and interesting landform and well worth visiting. The pool was formed by infrequent, large avalanches ejecting valley-bottom sediments to form a mound on the downhill side.
A video showing how fast the Kananaskis River rises when water is released from the dam upstream.
You Tube Video. Sliding down snow slope into lake near Fortress Mountain
Two pictures shows the glacial recession of the Haig Glacier between 1982 and 1998.
Not a lot that is reportable: Fortress ski area is still in limbo. Lusk Pass backcountry campground has been removed owing to lack of use and vandalism. Of course, you can still random camp in the meadow. Welcome news! Starting next season, the gate at the entrance to Cataract Creek campground access road will remain [...]
Junction Mountain Trail South, Phone Line, Wolf Creek, Missinglink and two sections of Link Trail will no longer be official trails.
A site that covers Cross Country Ski Trail conditions in Calgary, Kananaskis, Banff and Yoho.