Canadian Youth Hostel Association Plaque Ceremony

Today Parks Canada and the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada held an unveiling ceremony of a plaque in honour of the first youth hostel in Canada that was in Bragg Creek in 1933. I was lucky to be invited to attend. … Continue reading

A Blast from the Past

While checking my emails the other day I didn’t recognize one of the senders, but the subject Hiking 1967 rang a bell. This is the story I received from Randy: “In 1967, I had a summer job in Calgary. I … Continue reading

Ruthie’s Climate Tidbits

I keep little books in which I list things for which I am thankful. Recently I came across some of these tidbits that are very interesting. Here they are: November 30, 2002, I hiked Picklejar Lakes Trail to the pass in … Continue reading

A Blast from the Past

Recently Val S. sent me this photo she took in 1967. It is hard to remember we were this cute! It sure brought back a lot of memories as that was the year I started serious mountain activities. A lot … Continue reading

Ruthie’s Little Hiking Group Anniversary

On April 22, 2005, Judith C., Lynda B. Trish J. and I hiked up Mount Yamnuska’s east shoulder as Judith’s initiation into the world of hiking. It was a beautiful day with great views in all directions. Lunch break was … Continue reading

1907 St. Bernard’s Catholic Church

Thursday this week was a very exciting day because the labours of the Exshaw Heritage Society, led by our ever diligent Lynda G., finally saw this historical church in Exshaw move from its original site to a temporary spot four … Continue reading

A bit of history

Today six of us parked at Wasootch Creek parking lot in the Kananaskis Valley, walked across the creek and up the south bank and followed the section of the Forestry Trunk Road that was built in 1952 and is still … Continue reading