Oster Lake – Elk Island National Park

Have you ever wanted to do something but you really don’t want to do it alone AGAIN? That was me. I love backpacking, you know this. Having everything on my back and heading out into the wilderness is very appealing. So, I found two friends who have never been backpacking and convinced them to come […]

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Paddleboarding Newbie

I fell victim to Instagram on this one. Well, kind of. From a young age, my parents would take us on boat rides at Wabamun Lake in various boats. The first one I remember is our steel fishing boat. Imagine – 4 children all under 10 years old and two adults riding around in a […]

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Ribbon Falls – Spray Lake Provincial Park

As we all know, 2020 was not the best. I suffered mentally, physically, and emotionally. Like many I gained weight, lost hope, missed connections with people, and struggled with anxiety. Thankfully, I was able to get out on one backpacking trip this summer when restrictions relaxed a bit in Alberta. My friend (L) and I […]

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First Solo Backpacking Trip

With all the rain we had this year, I was getting antsy over the summer. I wanted to go backpacking but everything wasn’t working out. So, I decided to do a solo backpacking trip close to home. I have always wanted to get back to Elk Island National Park and this was a perfect opportunity. […]

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Tonquin Valley – Kind of

Ok so I didn’t complete the Tonquin Valley. I really wanted to though! Those of you who live in Alberta can relate. This summer was wet. Very rainy, muddy, and bug infested. I decided to take my sisters on a backpacking trip this summer. Instead of doing a short, little one nighter, I thought we […]

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