Janmay Nicole: Exploring Mountains

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Janmay is an adventurous Filipina who moved to Canada 3 years ago to start a new life. Canada did not disappoint; her move opened up more opportunities in work and adventure. She has always enjoyed outdoor activities such as camping, canoeing, cycling and most especially hiking. She loves nature, the beach, mountains and lakes, so it’s easy to see why the Rockies are her happy place. She loves hiking in the mountains with her friends, and they go as much as they can on their days off.

When she is not on the trail, she works as a licensed practical nurse. She was a registered nurse back in the Philippines and is now working her way up to practice her profession again. She sees it as a bit of a challenge but refuses to give up. She also volunteers in a long term care facility as a visiting companion on her spare time, as providing care is her passion.

Living so close to the Canadian Rockies must be an amazing experience; there are endless opportunities for adventure year-round. What are some of your favorite spots for adventure, and what makes them so special?

I feel so blessed living close to the mountains. I love the Kananaskis, Banff and Yoho. But the most special place for me is Lake O’Hara in Yoho National Park. My boyfriend and I camp and hike there. It is so gorgeous; I just love that place. Sarrail Ridge is one of my favorite places too, and I recommend hiking there. It offers magnificent views of Upper Kananaskis Lakes.  Tower of Babel in Banff is another hike I recommend. I am in awe with the beauty of Moraine Lake, and the Tower of babel hike shows stunning views of the lake from above. Hikes around Spray Lakes are great as well.

What is it about the parks in the Canadian Rockies that keeps you coming back?

Definitely the scenic views and the crips fresh air. I came from the Philippines, a tropical country. We didn’t have turquoise lakes and rocky mountains. Every time I go to the Rockies, I feel so happy and am always in a “WOW” mode. It is just so gorgeous here. I love this country; this is my home now.

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