• Windy Ridge Point is a 5km trail in Nordegg - it's hard, yet rewarding!

    Travel: Windy Point Ridge

    Windy Point Ridge is a 5km hard hiking trail in Nordegg, Alberta. It’s gives you an awesome view of Lake Abraham, and has a nice trailhead area where you can park, have a picnic, and even take a dip to cool off if you like! Okay – let’s check out some of these photos of us, and Daphne, too! Let’s hike. Windy Point Ridge First before we jump into some photos, how do we find trails? All Trails of course! Great site, and you can…

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    Travel: University of Alberta Botanical Gardens

    The University of Alberta Botanical Gardens are such a wonderful place to visit – and every season is a different experience! We visited at the end of fall and guess what – for about two weeks each fall they allow dogs to visit for free – cool, eh? Daphne got to explore the gardens with us – it was so much fun! Okay, let’s check out some photos. University of Alberta Botanical Gardens You’ll probably want to spend about an hour and a half –…

  • Siffleur Falls Hike: 3ten.ca

    Travel: Siffleur Falls Hike

    Siffleur Falls hike – this easy, yet wonderful hike is about 3.5 hours from our home. The trail is full of mountain views, fresh air and clear glacier running water. If you’re looking for a backcountry experience then give this hike a try! It’s about 1.5 hours north of Lake Louise, and about 2.5 hours east of Red Deer – on highway 11. The drive itself is beautiful, too! You know who loved this hike? Daphne! She’s a total mountain dog and loves jumping up…

  • Miquelon Lake Hike: 3ten.ca

    Travel: Miquelon Lake Hike

    Miquelon Lake hike – it’s about a 9km hike if you do the full grouse loop, and you can take various paths through Chickadee, Deer Loop, as well as Ermine and Fox Loop. The best part about this provincial park is that it’s only about 20 minutes from our house! Such a perfect little location to get out and about without a long drive. We first checked out this hike on Easter and it took us about 1 hour and 45 minutes. The perfect amount…

  • Banff Paddleboarding 2020: 3ten.ca

    Travel: Banff Paddleboarding 2020

    Banff paddleboarding 2020 – that’s right, back in July we headed to Banff and took a paddle on the Bow River. It’s bright blue and full of glacier runoff. Oh, and cold. The water is very, very cold. Where do we dock? We use the Banff Canoe Club since they welcome the public. Plus, 3 hour parking is located right across the street. Total score. Okay, let’s check out some photos. Banff Paddleboarding 2020 Check out this guy – he’s happy on the water. Big…

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    Travel: Elk Island Hike

    Elk Island hike – the weather was sunny, a bit cloudy, and we had just enough bug spray. Plus, the bison are such a treat to see! In June we hiked two trails, number 11 and number 12. Daphne loved both – she likes to wander, check out smells and her 30 foot leash keeps her close, yet gives her a bit of freedom, too. Elk Island Here we are, hiking away. Gators are necessary with how muddy it’s been – we had to hike…

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    Travel: Alberta Legislature Building

    Does it count as travel if you live near the area? I’m going to say yes – if it’s a touristy thing and you travel more than 30 minutes, it counts as travel! The Alberta Legislature Building is full of drama, classic portraits, and breathtaking architecture. My dad and step-mom visited back in September and we took them to the Legislature – not only is it beautiful, yet they offer free tours! Yes, free. Just don’t visit when the schools are there…150 sixth graders is…