Stories

  • It’s incredible when you start to think about how many different activities involve water. That might be skiing or snowboarding in the winter, to paddle boarding, kayaking or flyboarding in the summer. What is Flyboarding? If you guessed snowboarding and flying, you are right. But now the question is, are you ready to try it?

  • My instructions were clear and concise. At 6:30 a.m. be at the front gate. “We've only got one chance at this,” said Brad Bustard, owner of Thanksgiving Lodge & Ranch, an idyllic Alberta ranch located approximately 20 minutes outside of Pincher Creek.

  • #ExploreLethbridge this season to make your endless summer spirit come alive.

  • The Sik-Ooh-Kotoki Friendship Society (SFS) is celebrating its 50th anniversary all year at the Exhibition Park South Pavilion. Indigenous people from across North America have come to participate in such activities as a powwow and Indian relay races, another of which will be held in September. 

  • The sun is out, the weather's great, and the vibes are good. Want to keep those vibes up? One of the best ways to do that is to go on a picnic! Here are 6 great spots to go on a picnic in Northern Alberta (in no particular order).

  • When I think of Lethbridge, Alberta I recall my time there with endless memories. Driving from Calgary to Lethbridge and shaving off time by going the “Granum” way, living on the West Side, wearing Von Dutch hats while strutting through the halls of the University.

  • The hustle and bustle of daily life can be overwhelming at times, so finding somewhere quiet is a must. Fortunately, there are a number of beautiful and peaceful gardens and spaces to escape to in Southern Alberta and BC where you can simply relax.

  • The beauty of the ancient forests and mighty mountains of Vancouver Island draw many visitors to explore the wild west coast. Myself as a hiker and mountain biker seek out the endless trails and alpine vistas that the island has to offer. Even with this passion for the land I am still well aware what adventure and challenge the water has to offer. Locally it is rare to meet anyone who hasn’t heard that Port Alberni is the self described Salmon Capital of Vancouver Island.

  • As anyone who spends time hiking knows, being outside cultivates a sense of joy and peace you just can’t find anywhere else.

  • Splitting cracks echo in the poplar woods around us, as John Ritchie and Winston and Christina Desjarlais break long sticks down to uniform size to begin the structural supports of a lean-to shelter. Using the sticks they form tripod supports, one on each end, to prop up the cross beam.

  • Ever eaten a fire ant? That’s the question Dragan Uzelac has posed to Maranda Cardinal and her friend Taissya Reutov. The two women pause, unsure if Uzelac is joking. He’s not.

  • There's nothing quite like nature to get your Zen on, but what happens if the weather isn't quite right and you can't make it outdoors? We at ZenSeekers believe you should flip on the TV (from time to time) and indulge in some incredibly breathtaking films that will leave you inspired to take your next adventure.

  • Athabasca, AB - Glenda Gray points and shouts to get our attention as a pod of pelicans simultaneously takes flight from a nest of driftwood floating close to shore. For the next minute or so we are treated to soaring views of the birds in flight formation as Darcy Zelman guides the jetboat alongside.

  • An adventure therapist. Could that be your new career goal?

  • How did a community in central-east Alberta score a manmade lake that would go on to make the region a prime spot for a Provincial Park?

  • Crane Lake, M.D. of Bonnyville - We all know we need more happy in our lives and you can find it on the lakes within the M.D. of Bonnyville.

  • It’s not every day that someone can paddle their way around history. But you can in Lac La Biche, home to one of Canada’s most unique provincial parks, Sir Winston Churchill Park, Alberta’s only campground that is on an island.

  • When you think of Cranbrook, what likely comes to mind is the Rocky Mountains and all of the adventures to be had, but getting out on the water is one of the most popular pastimes in the East Kootenays.

  • If you haven't explored Southern Alberta, chances are you've heard of its beauty. There are countless places to roam and what seems like an endless tangle of trails that thread hikers through wildflower-filled valleys, along alpine ridges, and above glacier-fed lakes.

  • When you're talking handmade, you can't get more hands-on than the artisans I met in Cranbrook who hail from India, Northern China, Marysville, Fort McMurray and the East Kootenays. They all have one thing in common: They saw a need in their community, so they decided to hone their skills and meet it.