Photo: Highline Trail near Lake Louise, Banff National Park

This, this here is the place to be standing.

Banff National Park’s famous hotel Chateau Lake Louise is at least an hour or two hike away.

This picture is looking in the direction of a cup of tea at the …

Tip: Johnston Canyon Trail in Banff National Park

It is well known that the best time to go to top attractions is in the early morning before the zombie tourist hordes arrive and the lines get long and smelly.

I think Johnston Canyon in Banff National Park is …

Photo of the Day: Johnston Canyon Trail in Banff National Park

Johnston Canyon water flowing along the edge

Yes, Johnston Canyon Trail in Banff National Park is a popular hiking trail.

There are a million great photos of the waterfalls and Johnston Creek that show why.

This Photo of the Day is a photo of a fragment of …

Trekking Poles are the Secret Weapon of Happy Hikers in the Canadian Rockies and Beyond

Yours truly hiking on the Sulphur Skyline Trail near Miette Hot Springs in Jasper National Park

It’s now a year since I bought my first set of hiking poles.  I bought them because I wanted to do more day hiking in the Canadian Rockies.

Shortly thereafter, I did several day hikes in Jasper and Banff National …

Hikers on Sulphur Skyline Trail – Photo of the Day

Hikers on Sulphur Skyline Trail, Jasper National Park

Today’s photo of the day was taken near the summit on the Sulphur Skyline Trail in Jasper National Park.  I highly recommend hiking the trail and then soaking in Miette Hot Springs afterward.

The photo is from a plateau area …

3 Essential Travel Supplies for a Jasper National Park Vacation

I was looking at my packing list today for my return trip to the Canadian Rockies.

I either need more suitcases or need to cut some things off the list!

Looking at the list, I noticed 3 things on my …

Use a Handheld GPS for Hiking? Here's a Few Free Canadian Rockies GPS Track Maps

If you are looking for GPS maps for hiking in the Canadian Rockies, here’s a few free collections of GPS track maps for Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Yoho National Park, Kootenay National Park, Kananaskis Country, and lots more.…

Guided Ice Walks on the Athabasca Glacier in Jasper National Park

Looking for that one-of-a-kind off-the-beaten path activity in Jasper National Park?

While almost every activity in Jasper National Park seems to qualify (yes, I’m biased – I like Jasper National Park), here’s a hidden gem for those looking for a …

Done in a Day Jasper: The 10 Premier Hikes - In-Depth Book Review

Most hiking books are boring reference guides.

Not this one.

In “Done in a Day Jasper: The 10 Premier Hikes” you’ll find a passionately written, easily portable book containing just the right amount of details to make your …

Training for hiking in Jasper National Park and the Canadian Rockies

If you plan to visit Jasper National Park during summer, you must be thinking about hiking. Short hikes, long day hikes, and overnight backpacking trips abound in Jasper, Banff, Mt Robson and the other regional parks of the Canadian Rockies.…