Nature + Environment

Five Lessons Learned from the 2013 Flood

As we prepare for the 2014 spring melt, it’s good to remember the 2013 floods and review the important lessons that we learned last year.

Learning to Climb in a Climbing Mecca: 5 Resources in the Bow Valley

Do you climb?  The list of outdoor activities that draw people to the Bow Valley is as long as the Bow River. Ascending its way to the top of that list is rock climbing, an outdoor pursuit that anchors, and sometimes dominates, the social and recreation time for local residents. What if you are currently a non-climber and would like…

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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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Breakfast: The Ultimate Guide

If there is one cliché in the nutrition world that has got to go, it’’s that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” We get it! We know! In fact, 90% of Americans (no word on Canadians) acknowledge that eating breakfast is a good idea. But does that get us anywhere? No! Because approximately 50% still don’’t eat…

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5 Tips for Being a Courteous Couch Surfer

If you find yourself in the spare room, here are a few things that some of our mountain-loving guests have impressed us with.

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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The Fast and the Furious: 5 Nutrition Tips for People On-the-Go

It’’s tough to eat well when you’’re constantly on the go, though, and getting some good grub in your system is crucial to being at your best.