Most Canadians live in cities, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a peaceful oasis amid the high-rises and traffic jams. Uncover parks, rivers, pathways and quiet corners in an urban landscape across Alberta and B.C. Both are home to some of the biggest urban parks in North America, filled with opportunities for moonlight hikes with guides to learn about the local critters or fly-fishing lessons, one of the coolest ways to unwind. 

Port Alberni Vancouver Island BC Blue Fish Gallery Melissa Renwick ZenSEekers

Explore Port Alberni for holiday gift giving ideas


Surrounded by the Beaufort Mountain Range, Sproat Lake and MacMillan Provincial Park, Port Alberni...

Whitecourt golf Paul Lavoie ZenSeekers

A Golf Weekend in Whitecourt is a Guaranteed Hole-in-One


With attractions like mini golf, an elaborate trail system, gorgeous patios, and even an outdoor...

Check out Grande Prairie’s urban buzz: here's 4 reasons why


Drop in to downtown Grande Prairie to explore the city’s walkable core, with a tasty urban vibe...

Beaverlodge Alberta mural arts scene Paul Lavoie ZenSeekers

Let Beaverlodge's arts scene inspire your creative side


The giant wall of stained glass at the heart of the Beaverlodge Art & Cultural Centre presents a...

Chill at Port Alberni’s hip shops, foodie and photo spots


Port Alberni is an oft-overlooked gem, tingling with new experience for photography buffs, nature...

Port Alberni

Cool off in Port Alberni with easy, fun summer adventures


With beautiful freshwater beaches (like Sproat Lake), cool waterfalls and lazy rivers that all flow...

Tofino TribalParks British Columbia Meares Island Trail KylerVos ZenSeekers

Three things to love about trees on National Tree Day


We all know why trees are important to us and to the earth. But as National Tree Day approaches this...

Leap into summer with Snow Valley


Taking a leap is always scary but in this case we’re not talking metaphor - we’re talking an actual...

Biking at Winsport, Calgary, AB.

New riders gain confidence mountain biking at WinSport


Under my wheels the uneven, winding dirt trail sloped downwards, putting me in an unfamiliar...

View of downtown Calgary, AB, from St. Patrick's Island.

Bike-friendly Calgary Will Connect you to Nature and Urban Adventures


Over the last decade Calgary has prioritized cycling infrastructure. With 1,000 kilometres of...

Biking to a view of the North Saskatchewan River and downtown Edmonton from Walterdale Hill, Edmonton, AB.

Explore Edmonton by Bike and Connect to Nature


Did you know Edmonton, AB, is home to the largest stretch of connected urban parkland in North...

Hucking into South Bear Creek bike trails, Grande Prairie, AB.

Go big with bikes, golf and brews in Grande Prairie


Biking, golfing, camping, hiking and (nearby) breweries—the South Bear Creek recreation area is an...

Tofino Vancouver Island Biking Beach Jaiden George

Busting Out of the Pandemic Blocks in British Columbia


Oh, B.C. how we have missed you. During the pandemic, it was hard to enjoy your splendour. Yes, we...

Alberta staycation road trip

Planning for Post-Pandemic Staycations in Alberta


It might take us a while to build up the confidence to be in a cluster of strangers when we are...


Most Canadians live in cities, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a peaceful oasis amid the high-rises and traffic jams. Uncover parks, rivers, pathways and quiet corners in an urban landscape...

A photo of a sunset on Cold Lake

Exploring the beauty of Athabasca through a new lens


Canmore-based Inuit photographer Angus Cockney recently went on assignment for ZenSeekers...

Horse ride with Leaning Tree Trail Rides, Athabasca County

Back in the saddle, back to nature


Clucks and whinnies greet Caitlyn Chernish and Toni Shenfield as they walk towards the bright red...

Allies in Exploration


How can we act as good allies when we travel and explore in Western Canada?