Star Creek Falls Ice Walk
There’s something magical about seeing a deep craggy canyon from the ground up and the Star Creek Falls ice walk lets you do that and much more. It’s a chance to see the power of erosion from an entirely new angle. You technically have to walk on water to get the view – which in summer, spring or fall is impossible. That’s what makes winter so special. When the creek is frozen, you can make your way carefully along the ice taking in the geology and the incredible ice formations that showcase nature’s artistry. There are affiliate links in this post. If you make a qualifying purchase through one of…
Winter Hikes & Snowshoe Trails Near Canmore
Midway between Kananaskis Country and Banff National Park, the charming town of Canmore makes a great base for exploring the Canadian Rockies in winter. It’s a destination that absolutely sparkles when the snow falls. One of the best ways to enjoy the frosty season is to get outside and enjoy Canmore winter hikes and snowshoe trails. There are plenty of wonderful pathways and trails both inside and outside Banff National Park to explore and the scenery can’t be beat. Here are some suggested Canmore winter hikes and snowshoe trails outside the national park. There are affiliate links in this post. If you make a qualifying purchase through one of these…
Crescent Falls Hike – Family Fun in Summer and Winter
The Crescent Falls hike leads to two stunning waterfalls in Alberta's David Thompson Country - a fabulous reward for novice hikers looking for adventure.
Johnston Canyon Winter Hike & Ink Pots
Banff's Johnston Canyon winter hike and ink pots hike can be combined in a single day! The ice formations and spectacular. It's one of the prettiest hikes in the Canadian Rockies.
Abraham Lake, Alberta – Ice Bubble Heaven
There are a few things you should know if you want to safely visit Abraham Lake in winter and get the best ice bubble pictures possible.
Alberta Hikes Help You Beat the Winter Blues
Chionophobia is the fear of snow and frigophobia is the fear of the cold. There you have it. I just diagnosed myself using the Internet. Despite my issues with Old Man Winter, I've discovered that Alberta hikes and outdoor activities can help you beat the winter blues.
Microspikes for Hiking Product Review
If you have ever been hiking in the mountains in the winter, you will know that ice cleats can be invaluable. On a recent family hike, we outfitted everyone with slip-on microspikes for hiking and it made a real difference. Here's our review and some tips for using MaxxDry GripOns Canadian Tire ice cleats.
Grotto Canyon Hike in Winter
The Grotto Canyon hike is a great hike in any season, but it’s particularly fun in winter. You’ll see frozen waterfalls, pictographs, high canyon walls and a stunning snow covered landscape. You’ll even get to visit a cave. It’s a great adventure and it only takes a couple of hours to complete.
Hiking to Troll Falls
Troll Falls is one of the quick and easy Kananaskis hikes that has a stunning payoff. Not far from Kananaskis Village in Alberta, Canada, this hike is only 3.4 km round-trip with basically no elevation change – something that’s hard to find in the Canadian Rockies. The hike can be completed in 1 to 2 hours and has a rewarding view of a stunning waterfall at the end! There are affiliate links in this post. If you make a qualifying purchase through one of these links, Wander Woman Travel Magazine may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Related: Check out our post about the Prairie Mountain Hike. …
Prairie Mountain – Hike a Mountain Before Lunch!
Prairie Mountain is a popular hiking summit, close to the city of Calgary, just West of Bragg Creek in the Kananaskis Country area of Alberta. It is a short yet challenging hike of just under 7 km with about 700 m elevation gain. Due to its popularity, it is a great summit to attempt any time of year and in any season, summer, winter, spring or fall – so long as you come prepared. There are affiliate links in this post. If you make a qualifying purchase through one of these links, Wander Woman Travel Magazine may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Getting to Prairie…