A Google Earth view showing the new Highline Trail above Canmore. It provides hikers with an 8.6 km loop or 10.3 km of trail if you hike all the way to the east end.
A two parter: A comparison of the two trails from Upper Kananaskis Lake Trail to Hidden Lake and a description of how to reach the base of Fossil Falls.
A paddle across Upper Kananaskis Lake to look for the resurgence of Foch Creek.
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.
An easy 2.6 km hike/scramble in Kananaskis Valley (suitable for strong hikers) with a solid height gain of around 914 m (3,000) to a fabulous viewpoint.
A link to an article from the Mountaineering Council of Scotland website on what to do if caught in an electrical storm.
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
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.
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.
Two direct routes to the summit of Volcano Ridge have been developed following the closure of Gorge Creek Road at Gorge Creek Trailhead.
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