Profile: Gillean Daffern – A Rocky Mountain Legend

Gillean Daffern Photo

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.

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Hike: Table Mountain Castle Provincial Park

Hiking Table Mountain is a unique experience, with a panoramic vista of the high peaks of the continental divide to one side + the prairies transforming into foothills + mountains on the other, you will not be disappointed with this hike!

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Hike365’s Top 5 Summer Experiences of 2016!

Summer is short up here in the north and having a game plan for where you want to go + what you want to experience ahead of time means more room in your schedule to make the most of the season!Β  To help you with future planning, we went over all the fun things we did this summer and narrowed it down to our top 5! Take a seat, grab a warm drink and get cozy; we hope you’ll be inspired to hit up some of these adventures next year!

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Hut Trip: Home is Where the Yurt is

Everyone loves those quiet back country moments away from the city, but finding the time to get there can be challenging! We were given an opportunity to stay in the Engadine Lodge Yurt on a chilly Friday night in February.

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