HIKE: Lava Lake – Big Sky Montana

Montana is famous for its stunning lakes, with over two hundred and thirty in the Big Sky Area alone. Nestled among the Spanish Peaks of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness is one of our favourites – Lava Lake. Its stunning waters make for a fantastic destination to kick back and cool off on a hot Montana day!

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Recipe: Autumn Spice Granola

This simple and hearty granola is the perfect make ahead breakfast to enjoy before going hiking among Alberta’s famous larch trees this fall. Pair with milk, bananas and cinnamon, or over plain yogurt with a dash of maple syrup. This recipe can be remixed by subbing in your favourite nuts and seeds for those suggested.

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Hike: Storm Castle Peak | Big Sky Montana

Storm Castle Mountain rises up from the edge of Montana’s Gallatin River. The trail to its peak is a favourite among locals and after hiking it ourselves this summer, we agree! If you hit this trail on a hot summer day be sure to enjoy a refreshing dip in the cool river as your reward!

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Profile: Gillean Daffern – A Rocky Mountain Legend

Gillean Daffern Photo

For over 30 years she has been writing and publishing trail guides to Alberta’s Kananaskis Country. We sat down with Gillean at her home in Calgary to chat about her experiences in hiking, the women who inspire her and the moment when she decided to create her first guide book – Kananaskis Trail Guide Vol 1.

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Recipe: Smoked Tofu Wraps

These protein packed wraps are the perfect combination of savoury + sweet! A light coating of dressing sets these up as a fantastic make-ahead lunch the night before kind of vibe! Don’t like tofu? No problem! Sub in some chicken or pork! 

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