Profile: Gillean Daffern – A Rocky Mountain Legend

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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: Homemade GF Bread + Coconut – Butternut Squash Soup

Looking for a quick and easy meal to make after an adventure outdoors with friends, or for lunch when you can ski right to the door of your weekend accommodation in British Columbia’s beautiful Rocky Mountains? Give the following make-ahead gluten free bread and coconut butternut squash soup recipes a try!

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Trip: Nipika Mountain Resort B.C

Tranquilly tucked away in a forested river valley, surrounded by mountains and complete wilderness, you will find the wonderfully remote and dog-friendly Nipika Mountain Resort. 

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Recipe: Mountain Muffins

When knee deep in snow and hands are freezing cold, there is nothing more convenient than grabbing a quick muffin from your pack to stave off hunger.  What’s best is that you can even leave your gloves on! 

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Recipe: Bark Bars

Here is an amazingly nutritious, superfood dense trail treat that is sure to leave your friends licking their fingers and asking for more.

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