Outdoor Adventure

5 Essential Day Hikes In Banff National Park

Summer has officially arrived and again this year hordes of hikers will lace up the boots and hit the trails in Banff National Park.

8 Adventure Photography Tips

Many folks leave their photo gear at home when heading out on mountain adventures, be it a half-day hike or a multi-day mountaineering trip. This is unfortunate, as getting away from the vehicle opens up limitless photographic opportunities. Here are a few tips that will hopefully convince you to bring a little more gear along to document your own adventures….

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9 Tips for Capturing Northern Lights

Dark skies, cold nights and a lack of light pollution mean you’’ve got a great chance of seeing northern lights, or aurora, in the Canadian Rockies. If you’’ve ever been wondering how to capture them, here are some tips from local photographer, Paul Zizka, who has photographed the northern lights throughout Canada. – Highline With the solar maximum of an…

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Beat the Drizzle: 8 Tips for Taking Pics in the Rain

Rockies dwellers are hoping for a dry, warm summer. But, although Environment Canada has forecasted plenty of sunshine for the mountains, chances are we will get our fair share of the wet stuff again this year. Rain equals poor opportunities in the mind of many photographers. Yet, it offers great potential if one has the right attitude and a little…

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Shoot for the Moon: 15 Night Photo Tips

With Jasper National Park recently being declared a Dark Sky Preserve and warm(ish!) summer nights approaching fast, many shutter-happy mountain-dwellers will want to try their luck at night photography. Shooting the skies takes more preparation than perhaps any other kind of outdoor photography. It also takes a lot of practice, so keep trying and have fun with it. Here are…

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