A ZenSeekers' road trip isn't complete unless the destinations include outdoor adventures, and culinary, learning and cultural experiences. During summer 2018, create your #BucketlistAB itinerary in Southern Alberta and come and stay a night and see a sight.
Written and photographed by Chris Istace
One pedal stroke after another, we work our mountain bikes to the top of Old Baldy Trail in Elkwater, Cypress Hills Provincial Park. The climb is less than a kilometre but we are rewarded with stunning views of Elkwater Lake below, shimmering in the late-afternoon light and surrounded by thick forests around it.
We’re in the stunning southeast corner of Alberta, in a park that is still a well-kept secret, all within about an hour of Medicine Hat. We zip back down Firerock Trail on our rented bikes to the far end of the lake, where we find the backcountry FireRock Cabins. Emily Green and Tamara Lybbert, who joined us for the day, had the pleasure of staying there.
What is comfort camping you might ask?