The smoke from the wildfires in British Columbia and the Verdant Creek fire moved into the Kootenay Plains earlier in the week while we were camping. The hazy skies made it harder to get the mountain photos we were hoping for but give a surreal feel to the area.
The Red Deer River Watershed Alliance (RDRWA) hosted their first Hiking Learning Journey in Dry Island Buffalo Jump provincial park last week. We tagged along for a fun day exploring the park and learning about the challenges in our local watershed.
Adventure starts in your backyard, literally. Winter nights are some of the most magical moments, with fresh snow on the trees and the moon lighting your way. With the solstice upon us, plan to head out for an evening stroll.
If you’re wondering about what to do in Red Deer and what the local Waskasoo Park system has to offer then the new exhibits at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre are definitely the place to start. The new interactive exhibits cover the natural history of the area, provide great learning opportunity on the local environment and highlight the trail system.
It’s amazing how a quick getaway can leave you feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the next project (planning our winter tours in this case), even when things don’t go as planned. The past few weeks have been busy and we didn’t have much of a chance to get out camping with the kids. With 2 days free of commitments on our calendar we quickly made plans to get to the mountains before school starts.
While the late snow and warm weather we’ve had so far this winter has been great to play outside, it’s made it hard to enjoy many traditional winter activities in Central Alberta.
Medicine Lodge Ski Club relies 100% on natural snow which means that unfortunately they weren’t able to open for the Christmas holiday this year. Thanks to last week’s snow fall, they’re now open for the season!