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Festival Favourites: Summer 2015

Our fave festivals happening in and around the Canadian Rockies.

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.

Elderflower Beet Sangria

Elderflower beet sangria is actually the nectar of the gods.

The One Rule of Summer

Summer is around the corner. It’s time to prepare your 2013 sunny and warm ‘to-dos’ before it’s too late!

Watermelon Mint Slushie

We are loving this slushie treat for a warm summer’s day. Where are you sipping (slurping) yours?  I always have fresh frozen watermelon in the freezer in the summer so that this drink is readily available. It can either be puréed in a blender or food processor without any additional liquid to create a sorbet or with a little added water or…

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The Naked Strawberry Popsicle

Manna Momma have been cooling Banff off at the Banff Farmer’s Market each week with delicious popsicles. And while they already created a delicious Strawberry Balsamic variation on this popsicle (that they named “The Highline”), they also got requests for a “naked” version. Here it is! – Highline Makes about 10 popsicles. Ingredients -4 cups hulled strawberries (@ 2 cups puree)…

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Chia Limeade

With summer approaching, here is a thirst-quenching way to consume the mighty chia seed! This tiny seed, native to Mexico, is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, minerals, antioxidants and fibre. Chia Fresca is traditionally sweetened with copious amounts of white sugar. I have substituted stevia to create a nutritious and virtually calorie-free drink! Ingredients 1 Tbsp white chia seeds…

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Highline Summer 2012 Mix Tape

“‘Cause life ain’t nothin’ but a good groove, a good mix tape to put you in the right mood.” -Professor Booty What’s a summer roadtrip without a killer mixtape? Get it at iTunes by searching “Highline Summer 2012 Mix.” Side A 1. Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag – James Brown 2. Lady Don’t Tek No – Latyrx 3. Hey…

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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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From the Field: Glacial Recession

By Dr. Shawn Marshall Glaciologist and Canada Research Chair in climate change at the University of Calgary June 27.  Just down from a visit to Haig Glacier where I was poking in the snow, patching up weather instruments that the wind and snow had their way with this past winter.  I’’ve been working up there since 2000, trying to understand…

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