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Looking Out To The Mitchell Range In Kootenay National Park

What to Do in Kootenay National Park in Winter

Kootenay National Park, located in southeast British Columbia, is one of four national parks that make up the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site. When you drive Highway 93 - the only major highway through the park you get the feeling that much of the park remains untrampled and unexplored. Steep mountains, waterfalls galore, canyons, beautiful rivers and even a hot spring are all here waiting to be discovered. Kootenay National Park is a…

The Stanley Glacier Hike In Kootenay National Park

The Stanley Glacier Hike in Kootenay National Park

"You could get lucky finding something new" exclaims Claudia Herding our Burgess Shale guide who is leading us on the Stanley Glacier hike in Kootenay National Park. We are a group of seven people: Claudia our guide, two women from the Red Deer hiking club including 75 year old Bertha; Alan, an English fellow living in Detroit; his 79 year old father from England, myself and a woman who has come along as a sweep.…

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Skiing Chickadee Valley in Kootenay National Park

Cross-country skiing (or snowshoeing) up Chickadee Valley in Kootenay National Park has got to be one of the prettiest outings you can do within a few hours drive of Calgary. While not everyone is comfortable skiing a trail like the one to Chickadee Valley, I can assure you that it's not difficult route-finding and unless there's been a big dump of fresh snow there should be lots of tracks to follow. Just don't veer into…

I Am Ready Here For The Hiking Day To Be Over

A Multi-Day Day Hike on the Rockwall Trail in BC

The Rockwall Trail is located in Kootenay National Park, one part of the Canadian Rockies UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's a 3 - 5 day tough backpacking/hiking trip covering 55 km (34 miles) one way. All told there is an elevation gain of 2260 metres and a knee-pounding loss of 2225 metres. The Rockwall Trail is truly one of the outstanding multi-day hiking trips in the Rockies. It's a  challenging hike with so much daily…

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