20161028: Tourist Weekend in Banff: film, food, snow!

Here comes shoulder season in our Rockies! It’s the quiet transition between summer and winter tourist seasons. When the sun’s out, making fresh snow sparkle, it’s spectacular. Friday: After work D and I treated ourselves to the lobster and steak buffet at Stoney Nakoda casino. Prime Rib! Seafood galore! Gingerbread sticky toffee pudding? Delicious. And … More 20161028: Tourist Weekend in Banff: film, food, snow!

20160812: Mount Temple’s epic vistas (Moraine Lake, Banff)

Mount Temple lies on the Divide, with Valley of the Ten Peaks on the south and Paradise Valley on the north. Before going, review Parks Canada’s “Guide to Scrambling Mount Temple” available online. Don’t let its popularity fool you; Temple is a big mountain that owns the highest number of fatalities of any of the … More 20160812: Mount Temple’s epic vistas (Moraine Lake, Banff)

20151130: November Subzero! Bring on the snow and ice.

Aunt Helena, on visit from Toronto, lamented that there didn’t seem to be much to do in our mountains at this time of year. My jaw dropped. Are you kidding me?! Granted, you won’t find many (any) organized tours and some visitor centers will have closed, but hey, early winter in the mountains means that … More 20151130: November Subzero! Bring on the snow and ice.