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Road Trips From Calgary to Stir Your Soul

Maybe you had traditional late summer travel destinations you frequented each year, or you had to cancel plans for new locations to explore - but your adventures aren’t completely lost this year. We’ve got you covered with 11 road trips from Calgary you can do in a day (sometimes a long day!) that will stir your soul. These 11 adventures will have you socially distant, enjoying fresh air, lake-time, sand play, challenging yourself, filling your…

Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park is so green in June

Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park – What to Do

Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park, located between Calgary and Cochrane is an excellent four season destination. Over 1,300 hectares of fescue grasslands, some of it rare, are protected along a section of the Bow River. Explore approximately 30 km of paved trails running through these grasslands on foot, by bike or on snowshoes in winter. In summer there are even golf carts for those with mobility issues. The park is a delight for the nature lover.…

Biking in Nose Hill Park

20+ FUN Things to Do in Calgary, Alberta

Calgary, still referred to by some as Cowtown is a fun, dynamic city with a young demographic. Even with the oil slowdown it's got an energy to it that I love. There's always lots going on in the city especially in the summer when the Calgary Stampede and the Calgary Folk Music Festival come to town. I think this sampling of fun things to do in Calgary will appeal to locals and visitors alike. I…

The Ink Pots hike in Banff National Park

Easy Rocky Mountain Hikes Within 2 Hours of Calgary

If you're in the mood for an easy family-friendly hikes but with the option for something more, these five Rocky Mountain hikes - all within a two hour drive of Calgary (and the Calgary airport should you be visiting from out of town) should fit the bill. From Kananaskis Country to Banff National Park, there are Rocky Mountain hikes for every type of hiker. All five of these hikes are easy - popular too, so…

How to Recycle Your Beverage Containers

I've been collecting beverage containers since my university days, first as a method of funding my weekly trips to the pub and secondarily as a means of keeping the streets clean. Fast forward many decades and it's the environment that I'm most interested in now. I never pass up an opportunity to pick up an empty beverage container lying in the park or on the road on my daily dog walks, a fact my neighbours…

Skiing up to Skogan Pass with Nakiska Ski Resort in the background

Places to Go Cross Country Skiing Near Calgary

If you're looking to get outside and make the most of winter why not hit one of these five cross-country ski trails, all within an hour of Calgary. Described are five of my favourite places to go cross country skiing near Calgary - appreciating that suggestions take you as far as Kananaskis Country. Before you head out, always check the weather forecast - so you're fully prepared. If snow is in the forecast, it also…

There is a wheelchair friendly path to get up close to the Okotoks Erratic

Day Trips From Calgary – 25 Plus Suggestions

I've put together 25 plus suggestions for day trips from Calgary you can do in all the seasons with the hope that some of these recommendations are completely new to you. I think there should be something for everyone on this list no matter what your age or fitness level. There's a lot to explore nearby from prairies to mountains, lakes to rivers along with a fine selection of provincial and national parks to visit.…

Fat tire biking in Sandy Park in winter

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…

Rawson Lake covered in snow

7 Places to Snowshoe Within 2 Hours of Calgary

If you live in Calgary, you've got heaps of snowshoeing options within a two hour drive of the city. Granted, after a big dump of snow you don't even need to leave the city but let's face it, that's a rarity in this city. Where should you snowshoe within two hours of Calgary? These nine places to snowshoe are all great options to get the happy hormones pumping in winter. These ideas are just the…

The park has so many moods depending on when you visit

Easy Winter Walks Within 40 Minutes of Calgary

As much as I love a winter hike in the mountains I don't always have the time to go. And on days when the driving is gnarly I'd rather opt for something closer. Fortunately in Calgary we're spoiled for choices - both within the city and close by. I've chosen these 5 easy winter walks near Calgary (actually seven now as I keep finding new ones) as examples of where you can go within a…


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