Winter in Canada can be a really beautiful experience, even during a polar vortex. The landscape is completely transformed: lakes and waterfalls are completely frozen over, mountains and trees are covered in snow and when the sun is out it illuminates a sparkling winter wonderland.
We put on a few extra layers, and made our way into Kananaskis, a rugged mountain region loved by Calgary locals and often overlooked by tourists. Right in the middle of Kananaskis Village you can find Kananaskis Outfitters, a locally owned and operated adventure hub offering year-round guided tours of the region. Some of their featured winter tours include: fat tire biking, stargazing, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. We were pretty excited to try out some fat tire biking, and decided to hit the trails.
We met our guide and made our way to the trailhead. Since it was a cold day, and had just snowed considerably the day prior, he thought the trail to Troll Falls was ideal. We agreed. It’s always exciting to see frozen waterfalls! The trail to the falls was ideal for bikers of all abilities, and offered beautiful forested and mountain landscapes along the way.
Founder and main contributor to This Adventure Life, Kirsten Alexis has passion for all things adventure and the outdoors. She is an avid participant in action sports, such as skydiving, paragliding, snowboarding, high-altitude trekking, mountain biking, surfing and more. She is passionate about inspiring others to live their wildest dreams as well as conserving the environment for others to enjoy for years to come.