• Ha-Ling Bowl Scramble
  • Pigs Back Col Loop
  • Lake O’Hara Hiking
  • Fortress Ridge at Ski Resort
  • Smutwood Peak & Smut Pass

Local Hikes

View of Canmore in the fall

Ha-Ling Bowl Scramble

  September 25th 2015 Ha-Ling is one of  the most popular scrambles in Canmore. Going up … [Read More...]

Commonwealth Lake

Pigs Back Col Loop

Friday September 4th 2015 Although I hiked Pigs Back last year this hike is different as it makes … [Read More...]

Lake O'Hara with the switchbacks to Lake Osea

Lake O’Hara Hiking

Wednesday September 2nd 2015 Thank you to Joy and Cam for inviting me to join them on the bus to … [Read More...]

Old ski run we ascended

Fortress Ridge at Ski Resort

Thursday August 27th 2015 The smoke from forest fires had been with us all week and with the … [Read More...]

Mt Birwood with the two Birdwood Lakes

Smutwood Peak & Smut Pass

Wednesday August 19th 2015 Smutwood Peak is the unofficial name of a ridge and a peak overlooking … [Read More...]

Caldron lake and Peyto Peak top rt

Observation Peak Scramble

Monday August 17th 2015. Observation Peak is situated at the Bow summit on the Icefield  Parkway … [Read More...]

Biking along Spray Lakes West Side Road to Mt Nestor

Mt Nestor Scramble

  Thursday August 13th 2015 Mt Nestor is situated on the west side of Spray Lakes. To … [Read More...]

Long distance view of Commonwealth Ridge

Commonwealth Ridge

  Friday August 8th 2015 Commonwealth Ridge is accessed from the same parking as Tryst … [Read More...]

The nublet below

Three Sisters Pass

Tuesday August 18th 2015. The hike up the Three Sisters Pass is a nice local hike from Canmore. … [Read More...]

A small false summit ahead before the true Mist Mt summit

Mist Mountain

Friday July 24th 2015 Mist Mountain in Kananaskis Country in the Highwood Pass area. The trail … [Read More...]

Paint Brush and Asters
and Groundsel

Pocaterra Ridge

Wednesday July 22nd 2015 A Meanderthall  hike to Pocaterra Ridge in Kananaskis Country. The hike … [Read More...]

Reads Tower and top left Sparrowhawk

Reads Tower at Sparrowhawk

Tuesday July 14th 2015 Set off up the Smith Dorrien ( Spray Lakes Rd ) road from Canmore to the … [Read More...]

The second lake

Memorial Lakes

Memorial Lakes is a hike from the Ribbon Creek parking area. From Hwy # 40 turn off at the … [Read More...]

Back view of second lake

Headwall Lakes to Fortress Mountain to Chester Lake

July 8th Wednesday Headwall Lakes to Fortress mountain and return from Chester Lake. A classic … [Read More...]

View of the scree cone from Spencer Creek

Mt Lougheed Scramble

July 4th Saturday Mt Lougheed is the tallest mountain at 3109 m, visible from Canmore, and from … [Read More...]

Cross Country Skiing

View of Upper & Lower Kananaskis

Cross Country Skiing P.L.P.P. Blueberry Hill.

February 25th Wednesday 2015 What a beautiful … [Read More...]

Heading up the road

Lake O’Hara Cross Country Skiing

February 3 Monday 2015 Skiing into Lake O'Hara … [Read More...]

It must be Spring the Pussy Willow is out

Mt Shark Spray Lake Loop XC Skiing

April 1st Tuesday Mt Shark is a cross country … [Read More...]

The only small hill the entire route.This must be an old rail line

Baker Creek to Castle Mountain Cross Country Skiing

  March 6th Thursday. This week the  … [Read More...]

Robertson Glacier ahead

Burstall Pass Cross Country Skiing

Feb 27th Thursday On short notice we went  on … [Read More...]


The Famous Red Seats of the National Park

Snowshoeing at Marble Canyon

December 28th Sunday Snowshoeing at Marble … [Read More...]

Rummel Lake

Rummel Lake

Rummel Lake is a 10 kilometer snowshoe … [Read More...]

Chester Lake

Chester Lake

Chester Lake is an 3.8 kilometer snowshoe trail … [Read More...]


Hogarth Lakes Loop

Hogarth Lakes is an 4 kilometer loop with some … [Read More...]


Snowshoe to Sundance Canyon

Sundance Canyon Trailhead is located at the Cave … [Read More...]

Downhill Skiing

Bill atop Delerium Dive

Skiing Delirium Dive Sunshine Village

April 17th Friday 2015 Another monkey off my … [Read More...]

Bill with Lake Louise back drop

Skiing the Back Bowls Whitehorn Lake Louise

April 15th Wednesday 2015 Skiing the Back Bowls … [Read More...]

Views from Top Of the World Express on the front side

Conditions at Lake Louise April 2015

Thursday April 2nd 2015 Returned to Lake Louise … [Read More...]

Standish Virgins & Donkeys Tail

Sunshine Village Conditions March

  March 16th &  17th … [Read More...]

View of Lake Louise from Larch Chair

Lake Louise Downhill Skiing

February Tuesday 10th 2015 Lake Louise … [Read More...]