Good morning, will slide in an easy one to start off the opening of day use areas #whereisthis#challenge since it can be almost any lake Jasper with this view, i will annouce later on the day. Little grey out there today for this beach, did i mention it is open?
It seems that almost everytime I do a sunrise/sunset hike in Crowsnest Pass, I’m treated to mountain layers melting in the distance like this🤘🏼 Just a friendly reminder not to just stick to the popular national parks and to explore some of the other provincial parks our province has to offer 🙌🏼 Who knows, your next favourite hike might even be on it 😊
We are so excited for the National Parks to open tomorrow, June 1st. -
Our local and provincial parks have been playing a huge part in getting us out into natural areas close to home since the Covid crisis. Did you know that a total of 175 parks are slated to be closed and/or removed from Alberta Parks system and revert to public land? Here’s some information from CPAWS, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society.
Parks will have their protected area status removed
…(including the 20 slated for full or partial closure some of which overlap with the 164 for future “partnership”). Public lands management and vacant public land-use do not adequately protect fish and wildlife or recreation values. There is no rationale provided for removal of these sites from the system.
Sites that revert to public land without a partner organization, and closed sites would also no longer be serviced or maintained by Alberta Parks. -
These changes will impact, through closure, partial closure or removal from the parks system, 175 of the 473 provincial parks and recreation areas, or 37% of all parks in Alberta. This includes 74% of all provincial recreation areas…“areas like the Barrier Lake Visitor Centre receives over 80,000 visitors/year and cross-country ski trails in Kananaskis are some of the most used winter recreation areas in southern Alberta.”
The announcement was made without any public consultation
On February 18, this framework was updated to the Alberta Parks Engagement Framework which removes the requirement for consultation and states only that “the public may be engaged or notified.” -
If these parks are removed from the system, they will lose the environmental protections and quality recreation infrastructure that are affordably provided to all Albertans.
Your actions can make a difference and force the government to rethink this decision. We need to keep the pressure up and let the government know that we will not stand for the decimation and privatization of our parks system. Please contact your local MLA and the AB Environment and parks minister Jason Nixon. We need our parks!
It's been well over a year since I was last at this lake and I forgot just how beautiful and serene it is , I cycled 6km uphill and there was no body around...it was like I had it to myself ...
As Banff National park officially opens tomorrow this is likely the only time it will be so quiet on such a beautiful day , I count myself very fortunate
Lake Minnewanka 😻
Last year, around November-December, I picked up the hobby of hiking in the night in order to capture unique sunrises in the day from summits 🌅🏔
A lot of my friends thought/ still think I’m nuts but I promise I’m not a morning person - the experience is just that worth it. If you’ve never experienced sunrise from somewhere beautiful - I challenge you!
If you’re an avid hiker and have never hiked up for sunrise, get a group (safety in numbers), bear spray, a headlamp, some tunes on a speaker (don’t wear headphones), and you’re favourite coffee (cause who wants to sit at a summit at sunrise without coffee) ☕️
You’ll thank me later! 😊🤘🏼 In Frame:
Mug - @populess
Coffee - @calgaryheritageroastingco
Glove - @burton
Good morning, looks like I've managed to stumped you lot on #whereisthis as mentioned it is off the beaten path, it off trail 7 wilderness trail going south towards Signal mtn.
Location: Keith Lake