Trail, Talk and Tea: A Revelstoke Snowshoe Tour

By Keili Bartlett The weather was so clear that the cold air shimmered in the sunlight. Tree branches were weighed down with snow. I couldn’t remember a time I’d been so deep in the woods during winter, and without our guide Léa, I would not have been able to follow the trail. The only sign of civilization were the footprints […]

Natural Hot Springs: A Soak for All Seasons

BY Keili Bartlett After spending the weekend off-grid in a ghost town, my friends and I were driving back to Banff. We’d spent a big chunk of our two-day trip to Retallack and back on the road, so a good stretch was well overdue by the time we reached the Whiteswan Forest Service Road. After 17.5 […]

Dine Your Way Around Golden: Eleven 22

By Afton Aikens Golden is known for outdoor adventure—world class skiing and lift-assisted mountain biking at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, adrenaline-charged snowmobiling in the Purcell Mountains, rafting big rapids on the Kicking Horse River and loads more. After an active day in the mountains when you’re as hungry as a grizzly bear that just awoke […]

Backcountry Skiing Rogers Pass: Not Just a Pros’ Playground

By Morgan Kwan Editor’s note: We’re stoked that Morgan has joined Kootenay Rockies Wanderer as a guest blogger! This Calgarian not only has an entertaining and insightful outdoors blog, but now she and her friend Andrea have their own beauty product line. Lately it seems the whole skiing world is looking at Rogers Pass, salivating over […]

 6 Reasons to Visit Golden This Winter

By Afton Aikens If you haven’t already, add the mountain town of Golden, BC to your list! Just a 90-minute drive from Banff, this outdoor playground is impressive. Below, our reasons to love Golden in winter. Walk with Wolves At the Northern Lights Wildlife Wolf Centre, walk with wolves in their natural environment—off-leash in the […]