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With hands strengthened by more than 30 years of working traps, Paul Padlesky removes a small, white furry weasel from his trap box and shows it to Cate Kittlitz and Derek Shackleton. Looking at it, he smiles, reminded of how his grandfather used to skin these small critters and give the furs to Paul when he was just a young boy.

Using a length of coiled wire and a dead aspen branch, Lilyrose Meyers demonstrates how to set a snare between two spruce trees, their trunks littered with the telltale reddish-brown, loamy detritus of a squirrel midden. The low lying sun speckles the naked winter forest at her feet.

A ZenSeekers' road trip isn't complete unless the destinations include a slow day to explore the pulse of the city.

A ZenSeekers' road trip isn't complete unless the destinations include outdoor adventures, and boy-oh-boy, did we find it in Medicine Hat.

A ZenSeekers' road trip to Lethbridge isn't complete unless you’ve stepped off the beaten path to experience fun, new adventures. Our itinerary makes Lethbridge your hub for fun, whether you cycle or explore on foot.

A ZenSeekers' road trip to Pincher Creek isn't complete unless you’ve tested the waters with a hook. During the summer and through fall 2019, create your #BucketlistAB itinerary in Southern Alberta and explore the hidden adventures.

A ZenSeekers' road trip isn't complete unless you visit Crowsnest Pass. Check out this amazing itinerary to get you started.

A cool craft brewery specializing in awesome ales? Check. A sweet little coffee shop loaded with local treats? Check. Hot and spicy Latin cuisine? Check. Yes, for me, downtown Medicine Hat was well on its way to checking all the right boxes. 

As the sun dipped below the western horizon, the cloud-streaked sky turned crimson red. To the north and south, shades of pink, purple, and orange added some extra warmth to the final glow.

The trail dips and dives through the coulee, along the heaving banks above the mighty Oldman River, and I've got to have my “A” game. One wrong turn, one tactical error, and I'll have a close encounter with thistle and sage.