Grotto Mountain

Grotto Mountain is a stunning hike just outside Canmore, Alberta! You start off in the trees, but quickly gain elevation into rockier territory. From there, you follow a ridge to the top, with jaw-dropping views the whole way!

Mount Lawrence Grassi

Location: Near Canmore, AB, Canada Destination: Summit of Mount Lawrence Grassi Elevation Gain: 3,500 feet / 1066 Meters Difficulty: Strenuous / Difficult Day Hike | Classes 1,2,3 – Most of the hike is very steep with repeated brief periods of exposure. Route-finding is difficult at times. Experienced scramblers recommendedThe views from Mount Lawrence Grassi are breathtaking, with Kananaskis to the … Read More


Location: Canmore, Alberta – Cananda Aprrox. 105 Kilometers / 65 Miles or 1 Hour Drive From Downtown Calgary Overview Map Of Canmore We’ve spent a few weekends in and around Canmore over the last few years, and it’s always a blast. Canmore is situated halfway between Calgary and Banff, which made it a convenient getaway for us. There’s a whole … Read More

Canadian Adventure

We’re in the middle of a Canadian Adventure! You’ve already had a preview with Lake Agnes and the Teahouse Hike and the Highwood Ridge Adventure. Today, I want to take a little time to tell you where we’ve been and where we’re going so you can follow our route as I post it over the course of this winter.

Miner’s Peak

It was a phenomenal day in the mountains just west of Calgary in a town called Canmore. Canmore is situated in a corridor created by two mountain ranges running along either side. Overlooking the town are two peaks that are connected by a ridge, Ha Ling Peak and Miners’ Peak. If you get started in the morning it is pretty easy to do both in a day.