Alberta Hike: Horseshoe Canyon in Drumheller

In 1743, French Canadian explorers François and Louis Joseph de la Verendrye coined the term ‘Badlands’ (‘les mauvaises terres‘ in french), when they first encountered it on their travels through the Prairies in Central Alberta, Canada.  Although it is only a small patch in comparison to the rest of Canada’s lush landscape, the Canadian Badlands has its own selling point —it is an area steeped in history. Much different from the rest of Canada, the Badlands contains a mixture of prairies, grasslands, ghost towns, buttes, canyons, hoodoo rock formations, coulees and ravines. The early French settlers found the area too arid …

Valley of the Ten Peaks: Larch Valley and Sentinel Pass

The Valley of the Ten Peaks in Banff National Park, Alberta, is a picturesque landscape that has inspired many painters and artists.  So spectacular, that it graced the backside of the 1969, and 1979 twenty dollar bill. All ten peaks are over 10,000 ft high, aligned together creating a massive mountain presence, surrounding an enormous valley. At the Lake Moraine shoreline, you can see the iconic view of Lake Moraine, along with these ten peaks behind it. On clear sunny days, in the early morning, you can see the stunning reflection of these peaks in the emerald water of Moraine …

Waterton Lakes National Park Crypt Trail Hike

Crypt Lake Hike is classic and challenging Waterton Triple Crown hike in Waterton Lakes National Park, and is of the most unique and physically demanding hike you’ll ever encounter.  In 1981, it was rated as Canada’s “Best Hike”. Never failing to live up to its reputation, National Geographic rated this hike as one of the World’s 20 Most Thrilling Trails in 2014. This strenuous hike has something for everyone; boat rides, forest trails, mountain trails, cave, ravines, waterfalls, and many thrilling vertical cliffs. Snuggled between Vimy Ridge and Mount Boswell, Crypt Lake is a unique experience for adventurous hikers in Waterton Lakes National …

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