Hike: Storm Castle Peak | Big Sky Montana

Storm Castle Mountain rises up from the edge of Montana's Gallatin River. The trail to its peak is a favourite among locals and after hiking it ourselves this summer, we agree! If you hit this trail on a hot summer day be sure to enjoy a refreshing dip in the cool river as your reward!

Gillean Daffern Photo

Profile: Gillean Daffern – A Rocky Mountain Legend

For over 30 years she has been writing and publishing trail guides to Alberta's Kananaskis Country. We sat down with Gillean at her home in Calgary to chat about her experiences in hiking, the women who inspire her and the moment when she decided to create her first guide book - Kananaskis Trail Guide Vol 1.

Hiker’s Guide to Bow Valley Coffee!

We all know the best way to start or end an outdoor adventure is with a nice warm, caffeinated drink; but where are you going to go? Well – A.V and I have done the work for you! Read below about our top 7 places to catch a buzz in the Bow Valley area.

Safety: Winter Adventures in the Mountains

Did you know that different levels of Avalanche Skills Training courses are offered ongoing in Alberta during the winter season through a number of different educators? These AST (for short) courses are for those of us interested in all kinds of winter mountain activities, including but not limited to: nordic skiing, back country skiing, tobogganing, hiking, ice climbing, snowmobiling.