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Biking the Glenbow Ranch Section of the Trans-Canada Trail

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. While the TCT trail is completed in Glenbow Ranch there is a plan to connect Cochrane to Calgary; the only thing missing is a small strip of land near the Calgary city limits. For now the best way to get to…

Biking the High Rockies Trail in Kananaskis Country

Kananaskis Country is the new home of an 80 kilometre section of the Trans Canada Trail (TCT). It travels uninterrupted from the Goat Creek trailhead at the border of Banff National Park near Canmore through three provincial parks, Bow Valley Wildland, Spray Valley and Peter Lougheed to finish on the Alberta - British Columbia border at Elk Pass. It's the westernmost section of the TCT in Alberta. The trail, designed primarily for mountain bikers and…

Exploring Alberta’s Iron Horse Trail

I get quizzical looks when I tell friends and family in Calgary that I'm off to explore the Iron Horse Trail. My husband guessed at its roots - an abandoned rail line but its location stumped everyone. The Iron Horse Trail is the longest completed section of the Trans Canada Trail in Alberta. Located northeast of Edmonton, it cuts a 300 kilometre swath across the province beginning 20 kilometres west of Smoky Lake at Waskatenau and continuing to a junction…

Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday on a Voyageur Style Canoe Trip

Do you want to be part of a canoeing adventure that follows the path of Canada's early fur traders? With Canada's 150th birthday looming large, Naturally Superior Adventures is offering six back to back canoeing trips in a 36 foot long Voyageur canoe along a stretch of Lake Superior's northern shoreline beginning on July 3rd. The route follows the coastline the fur traders would have paddled 200 years ago. This summer the route will become…

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