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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Activator. Alison Criscitiello

“I would say simply that the mountains are for everyone. I think no matter what level of outdoor adventurer you are – from weekend hikers to professional alpine climbers – we can all get out in it. “

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Hiker’s Guide to Bow Valley Coffee!

We all know the best way to start or end an outdoor adventure is with a nice warm, caffeinated drink; but where are you going to go? Well – A.V and I have done the work for you! Read below about our top 7 places to catch a buzz in the Bow Valley area.

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Hut Trip: Home is Where the Yurt is

Everyone loves those quiet back country moments away from the city, but finding the time to get there can be challenging! We were given an opportunity to stay in the Engadine Lodge Yurt on a chilly Friday night in February.

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