My 5 Favourite Coffee Shops For… #YEGCoffee

Coffee is like an urbandictionary.com definition – it’s something different for everyone. There are many reasons to grab (a) coffee, even if it isn’t for the coffee itself. First date – perfect place for a simple, non-committal meeting to get to know someone from 30 minutes to 3 hours. Temporary workspace – need a break from the office? Don’t want …

Lloyd Mackay Hut via Woolley Shoulder

“The scree on the way up to the shoulder is repugnant and does not resemble fun in any way.” – unknown There aren’t any good reasons to visit this hut. None that outweigh the approach, anyway. Don’t get me wrong, the hut is in a spectacular basin, perched on the shoulder of the dramatic Mount Little Alberta. You can see …

Wates Gibson Hut

I have mixed feelings about the Bow Hut. I think I was 12 when I first visited the well used (read: abused) metal-clad ramshackle blue-box that once stood under the guard of St Nicholas. Today, you’ll find a large multi-building compound that sleeps and feeds up to 32 in the summer. Being just a few hours […]

Helena Peak via Rockbound Lake

Anyone who knows me knows I can’t stand hiking in the trees. Having been fed a steady diet of alpine views since I was a kid, getting up where I can see has been an addiction I’ve rarely let go of. Unfortunately for me though, many great objectives lie at the end of a hallway of dense forest. Helena Peak …

Jacques Lake Cabin

After passing by many wardens cabins in my life, this was the first time I have ever had the privilege to stay in one. From what I have seen of some, it wasn’t that desirable of a goal anyway, but a friend of mine was part of the party that renovated this cabin, and you could say it’s on another …

Pacific Coast Highway in 14 Days! | Day 7&8 | Leg 4

This is part of a larger series, our North American Rocky Mountain Tour. This leg takes you through the Northwest United States along the west coast, from Crescent City, California to San Francisco, California . You can find Leg 3 here and Leg 5, which includes San Francisco, here (coming soon). Previous – Leg 3 | Next – Leg 5 …

Pacific Coast Highway in 14 Days! | Day 6 | Leg 3

This is part of a larger series, our North American Rocky Mountain Tour. This leg takes you through the Northwest United States along the west coast, from Otter Crest Scenic Viewpoint, Oregon (west of Eugene, Oregon) to Crescent City, California. Previous – Leg 2 | Next – Leg 4 Day 3 – Otter Crest Scenic Viewpoint, OR to Crescent City, …

Pacific Coast Highway in 14 Days! | Day 3, 4 & 5 | Leg 2

This is part of a larger series, our North American Rocky Mountain Tour. This is leg 2, which takes you through the Northwest United States along the west coast, from Vancouver, British Columbia to Otter Crest Scenic Viewpoint, Oregon (west of Eugene, Oregon) over the course of 3 days. You can find Leg 1 here and Leg 3 here. (Photos …

Pacific Coast Highway in 14 Days! | Day 1 & 2 | Leg 1

This is part of a larger series, our North American Rocky Mountain Tour. This leg takes you through the Northwest of Canada across the rocky mountains, from Edmonton or Calgary, Alberta to Vancouver, British Columbia. For brevity, detail on the Canadian Mountain Parks are omitted, as you can find many posts in the Adventure category on this site. You can …

Fairy Meadow Hut

(Coming Soon: Photos) Sometimes I have a love hate relationship with a hut. This qualifies as one of those. The love is simple – the view. Incredible vistas, alpine meadows, glacial serac fields, the list goes on. The hate is more complex, but to sum it up – steep, muddy, marshy trail. I’m usually a pretty nimble guy. Raised as …

Asulkan Cabin

Asulkan Hut sits on a rocky outcrop in the Selkirk Mountains

There are many reasons to get on this trail. Being on the west side of the continental divide, the greenery at the bottom of the valley may seem foreign to those east of the divide. Ferns, moss, and tropical flora seem to grow uninhibited in this sub-alpine wonderland. Mountains jut out of the ground and rise thousands of feet into …

Louise and Richard Guy Hut

I have mixed feelings about the Bow Hut. I think I was 12 when I first visited the well used (read: abused) metal-clad ramshackle blue-box that once stood under the guard of St Nicholas. Today, you’ll find a large multi-building compound that sleeps and feeds up to 32 in the summer. Being just a few hours […]

Bow Hut

I have mixed feelings about the Bow Hut. I think I was 12 when I first visited the well used (read: abused) metal-clad ramshackle blue-box that once stood under the guard of St Nicholas. Today, you’ll find a large multi-building compound that sleeps and feeds up to 32 in the summer. Being just a few hours from the highway, the ease …