Its now July, the heat has arrived and my fishing rod is permanently rigged in the back of my ‘new’ 2001 Toyota Hilander named Fern! I’m working up to 13 hours a day just trying to pay off some monies owing, which is a whole new story to come, but in between shifts I have managed to find some of the best little escapes the Bow Valley and surroundings have to offer.
Here’s just a summary of things I can get up to on an afternoon off from work
Kananaskis Trail to Smith-Dorrien Trail
You know that feeling when you finish work, the sun is shining, and you don’t want to waste one second more of it inside? I get these vibes every damn day, but luckily I live in the most beautiful part of the country. I recently purchased my very own sick-rig named Fern and have been driving her to her limits through the back roads of Kananaskis Country. Starting in Canmore, I head out on the Trans-Canada Highway towards Calgary, taking the Kananaskis exit towards the Casino. This road has endless stops to take in the breathtaking scenery. It winds through the towering mountains and pine forests, alongside rivers and over streams.
There are aqua green ponds, remote trails leading into the wilderness, and winding rivers stretching alongside the road.