You are officially in ‘the wilderness’ for this stay at the new glamping tents of Mount Engadine Lodge in Kananaskis Country, Alberta. You’ll notice once you leave the cellular data behind that your stress hormone level, named cortisol, will plummet. This is truly a place to disconnect. Grab a glass of wine, kick back on the deck and watch the wildlife play in the meadow below or catch nature’s evening show called sunset magic. Guaranteed this will be one of the best nights of sleep you’ll have had in long time, fully preparing you to hit the myriad of hiking options nearby bright and early.
Ready to Via Ferrata
Arriving in Golden, British Columbia, through the chiseled sheer rock walls of the Kicking Horse River canyon, reveals expansive views of the Dogtooth Range – and your destination for adventure, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. Ready to Via Ferrata? …Umm what? Italian for ‘iron ladder’, this is a series of steps, or rungs on a ladder bolted into the mountain face that provide you a set route to navigate up to the top with your professional guide. No need to worry, you’re securly attached to the safety cable at all times. The scenery is worthy of an old school postcard and the feeling of climbing this tremendous mountainface is truly inspiring, which is good news for your health. Stay mountainside in a private home of your choice with Lush Mountain Accommodations, which offers something to fit your best stay.
The landscape will amaze you
Take one of Nature Bob’s interpretive guided hiking tours of the Canadian Rockies at Fernie Alpine Resort. You’ll will be thoroughly amazed by this special ecosystem and how this valley was formed. Young and old will learn about the variety of flora, wildlife and the myriad of fossils in the Lizard Range, a sub-range of the Canadian Rockies. Stay the night in a cozy cabin in the woods at Snow Creek Cabins. You could also enjoy the full-service experience, complete with Ice Bar and Cirque Restaurant at Lizard Creek Lodge.
Roll down some new trails
Spinning your wheels is a big draw in the small town of Kimberley, British Columbia. A whole chain of new trails have been added for downhill rippers at the Bootleg Mountain Trail network for epic loop riding. Cross-country riders will love the trial called Round the Mountain. For family cruising, check out the trails in the Nature Park. Sleep near the trails at Trickle Creek Lodge, which offers hotel rooms complete with full kitchen, along with outdoor pool and hot tub access.
A National Park tradition
Where the prairies meet the tall rocky peaks, Waterton Lakes National Park, a lesser known National Park, makes a perfect summer adventure destination. Lakes, trails, waterfalls and mountain tops are calling you here. Take a mountain sampler, Waterton Boat Cruise, board the classic lake cruiser for a ride to the trailhead for Crypt Lake, one of Canada’s top hikes, and or get dropped off at Boundary Bay, for the lake side hike back to the Waterton Townsite. Go classic, with a stay in a 60’s era lodging, with Bear Mountain Motel.