The Orphan

The Orphan: 7.88 km (round-trip) 4h 09 m (no breaks included) 797m elevation gain Creek bed approach, short scramble to peak; Moderate exposure at summit On my following weekend off, I met up with Emmanuelle, a friend from a previous training session who seemed as into the outdoors as I was. She also had her […]

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Johnston Canyon

Johnston Canyon: 1.2 km, 30m elevation gain to Lower Falls (from trailhead) 2.4km, 90m elevation gain to Upper Falls (from trailhead) Boardwalk through canyon, some uneven ground and stairs but very family-friendly Johnston Canyon is the main staple on the Bow Valley Parkway, Highway 1A where we send visitors looking for wildlife, for a unique […]

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Sulphur Mountain

Sulphur Mountain: 5.5 km to summit 650m elevation gain Moderate hike with steep switchbacks Many facilities available at summit: cafeteria, bathrooms, observation deck, interpretive centre, theatre Gondola free to ride down in wintertime; in the summer is half-price during the day and free before 10:00am or after 7:00pm (but within operating hours) Amidst a week […]

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