Spruce Meadows

A Day at Spruce Meadows and Walking around Downtown Calgary

Spruce Meadows and Downtown Calgary

Spruce Meadows may be one of the most beautiful horse show grounds I’ve ever been to, and I’ve been to a lot of them! It was another place on my bucket list, so I’ve marked off two places in two days…not bad! The show grounds are spread over 400 acres, include several lush grass show rings, schooling rings, and state of the art facilities. Continue reading “A Day at Spruce Meadows and Walking around Downtown Calgary”

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Bike Riding Through Fish Creek Provincial Park, Calgary Canada

Calgary Parks

Fish Creek Provincial Park

This morning we took a 21 mile bike ride through Fish Creek Provincial Park, one of the largest urban parks in Canada. The day, sunny and slightly breezy, offered a lovely ride up and down small hills and through high grass prairies.  Continue reading “Bike Riding Through Fish Creek Provincial Park, Calgary Canada”

Lake Louise

Banff National Park is BREATHTAKING!

Banff National Park

What a beautiful day in Banff National Park, rainy weather and all. Bev, Marion, Anne and I took a two hour drive from Calgary to the Lake Louise Area of Banff National Park to explore the Lake Agnes and Little Beehive Trails.

I met Bev and Marion on my trip to Antarctica this past winter and decided on a weekend visit to the Canadian Rockies. They, along with their friend Anne, opted to take me to the Lake Louise Area for a hike, rain or shine. I’m so glad they did. I had always heard Banff was beautiful, and it was on my bucket list. Boy, it did not disappoint!

With the skies clouded over and a light drizzle falling, we started up moderate 3.4 km trail. Converting from the metric system the trail gains approximately 1,300 feet over 2 miles as it wends beneath the pines trees switching back forth up the mountain side. Continue reading “Banff National Park is BREATHTAKING!”