The bar at the Hotel in Black Diamond is one of the best bars in the Foothills. An ideal watering hole after a hard day’s hiking in the Sheep or Highwood.

Black Diamond Hotel Bar & Restaurant

The bar at the Hotel in Black Diamond is one of the best bars in the Foothills. An ideal watering hole after a hard day’s hiking in the Sheep or Highwood.

SPOT is a handheld satellite communication device that can determine your location using a GPS system and send messages via its own commercial satellite network. It will work almost anywhere in the world as long as you can see enough sky to access satellites

SPOT Satellite Messenger System

SPOT is a handheld satellite communication device that can determine your location using a GPS system and send messages via its own commercial satellite network. It will work almost anywhere in the world as long as you can see enough sky to access satellites

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.

Burstall Avalanche Impact Pool Revisited

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.

Signalling a Helicopter Crew

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.

Information on two trails in the Wedge area of Kananaskis Valley: one up the north ridge of The Wedge, the other the descent route from the McKay Hills.

McKay Hills and The Wedge

Information on two trails in the Wedge area of Kananaskis Valley: one up the north ridge of The Wedge, the other the descent route from the McKay Hills.

Are you concerned about the poor state of some trails in Kananaskis Country? If so, find out how you can pitch in and help.

Volunteer Trail Maintenance

Are you concerned about the poor state of some trails in Kananaskis Country? If so, find out how you can pitch in and help.

Two direct routes to the summit of Volcano Ridge have been developed following the closure of Gorge Creek Road at Gorge Creek Trailhead.

Volcano Ridge Summit

Two direct routes to the summit of Volcano Ridge have been developed following the closure of Gorge Creek Road at Gorge Creek Trailhead.

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.

KTUG News for May

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.

A short, steep and somewhat rough unofficial hike in the Ribbon Creek area for the adventurous waterfall lover at its best during snowmelt or after rain.

Marmot Creek Waterfalls

A short, steep and somewhat rough unofficial hike in the Ribbon Creek area for the adventurous waterfall lover at its best during snowmelt or after rain.

Logging has finished in the Lusk Creek area and the trails are open once more, but there are changes you should know about.

Changes to Lusk Pass and area trails

Logging has finished in the Lusk Creek area and the trails are open once more, but there are changes you should know about.

Dirt bike riders are lobbying very hard for a trail in the Ghost River valley even though it was agreed in the Ghost Access Management Plan that ATVs would be excluded from this area.

Here we go again — in the Ghost

Dirt bike riders are lobbying very hard for a trail in the Ghost River valley even though it was agreed in the Ghost Access Management Plan that ATVs would be excluded from this 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.

Burstall Lakes Avalanche Impact Pool

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.

Video of the Month

A video showing how fast the Kananaskis River rises when water is released from the dam upstream.

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