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A Winter Hike in the Canadian Badlands of Alberta

A visit to Drumheller, a town in the Red Deer River Valley in the Canadian Badlands of Alberta, offered a few surprises on a recent January weekend. With the goal of a winter hike, I was disappointed to find that Horseshoe Canyon, 17 kilometres outside of Drumheller was closed. Horsethief Canyon, a popular hiking spot north of Drumheller off of the Dinosaur Trail was open but icy. I was ready to give up on a winter…

Tunnel Mountain: Banff’s Must Do Hike

It took me 6.5 years of living in Calgary to do Banff's Tunnel Mountain hike. Now that I've done it I wonder why it took so long. This short must-do hike delivers a workout if you go fast enough, panoramic views of Banff and the valley including the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel from above and red chair moments on the summit. The return hike will probably take you between 90 minutes to two hours. In…

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