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WatertonLakes National Park

7 Things to Do in Waterton National Park, Alberta

Enjoy a selection of these 7 things to do in Waterton National Park, located in southern Alberta. The park shares a border with Glacier National Park in Montana. Remember you can even visit the park as a day-tripper from Calgary! Even though Waterton Lakes National Park may be the smallest national park in the Rockies, it sure delivers a punch for its size. While parts of the park remain closed after the Kenow Fire from…

Biking The Glenbow Ranch Trails

Biking the Trans-Canada Trail in Glenbow Ranch

If you're looking for a stunning section of the Trans-Canada Trail (TCT) in Alberta to cycle visit Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park, an oasis of rolling green hills on the banks of the Bow River. The TCT trail is completed in Glenbow Ranch though there is a plan to connect Cochrane to Calgary. The only thing missing is a small strip of land near the Calgary city limits. Getting to Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park For now…

Views Of The Inner Harbour In Victoria

Cycling in Victoria BC: The Harbour to Farm Tour

April is an awesome time for cycling in Victoria, BC. While the rest of Canada is under snow advisories (at least this year) or even worse, still buried under many feet of snow, you can head off for a bike ride on an extensive network of flower-lined trails around the city and the surrounding area. Cycling Victoria BC - The Harbour to Farm Tour If you are an out of town visitor to Victoria you…

Cycling Andalucia from Grenada to Ronda Over 5 Days

Spending the better part of a week cycling Andalucía is one of the most interesting ways to explore this region of Spain. Located in the south of the country, Andalucía is a region of big hills punctuated with olive groves and white villages, with a long history of habitation. You can expect challenging cycling with lots of elevation and some fast, fun descents.  Cycling Andalucia from Granada to Ronda, a distance of only 250 kilometres,…

Scenery Along The Chilkoot Trail

25 of the Best Outdoor Adventures in British Columbia

If you're traveling to British Columbia in search of adventure, I've got you covered. Check out these 25 adventures in British Columbia that include everything from hiking to backpacking, and biking to canoeing and kayaking. I've done 23 of them and the two I haven't are at the top of my wish list.  Backpacking in British Columbia Backpack the Juan de Fuca trail  Not sure if you can handle the full West Coast Trail experience?…

Crazy and Fun: Winter Fat Biking in Calgary

Winter fat biking in Calgary is an awesome way to see the city plus it's kind of crazy and fun. While the thought of bundling up and heading out in the cold may not sound appealing to many, it's actually something that will make you feel really good mentally and physically. The trails around Calgary are plowed after a snowfall as are the bike lanes so getting around the city in theory is easy. I…

The Trail System Is Well Signed Throughout Courtenay

Discovering the Comox Valley by Bike

If you want to experience a completely different side of Vancouver Island's Comox Valley - one that engages your senses and shows off a side more familiar to locals than tourists, sign up for a bike ride with Island Joy Rides. Owner, Laurel Cronk and I spent a wonderful summer afternoon cycling a mixture of off-road trails and quiet backroads before trying out various culinary delights in the Courtenay area. This post includes some affiliate…

Biking in Red Deer, Alberta: What’s Not to Love

In April 2017 Red Deer was named by Expedia as one of the 34 most breathtaking cities in North America - high praise indeed for a city that many think of as a stop for gas or food between Calgary and Edmonton. I decided to spend a day biking in Red Deer to check out the claims. A few years before this excursion I'd spent a very pleasant few days in Red Deer. On that…

Starting Into Capre Breton Highlands National Park

Cycling the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island

Cycling the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island is an excellent choice if you're a fan of multi-day bike trips. The Cabot Trail makes a 298 km (185 mile) loop around the northern part of Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia passing through the very scenic and hilly Cape Breton Highlands National Park. The Cabot Trail is considered to be one of the best places for a cycling tour in all of North America and on…

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