parks canada

Aug 20, 2014, 10:22 pm

Being in the Rocky Mountains really does humble ones perspective of landscape and scale, and our visit to Parks Canada’s Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks, proved this in spades.

Aug 19, 2014, 6:00 am

A real highlight of our initial travel for the 2014 season, the next Parks Canada visit for the Trail Care Crew (TCC) took us north on Vancouver island to Pacific Rim National Park.  Located on the breathtaking west side of Vancouver Island, Pacific Rim NP has a very wet and cool maritime climate that supports a lush rainforest e

Jul 22, 2014, 9:30 pm
Parks Canada | TCC | west

A visit to British Columbia’s beautiful west coast is always eye opening to those of us that reside in the eastern interior.  The Trail Care Crew’s first 2014 visit to a Parks Canada location was the stunning Gulf Islands National Park.  As part of the week, the TCC met with the Asset Crew to go through the Sustainable Trail Building School training, and see that theory put into practice on a small section of trail.  The TCC looks forward to the potential of developing more sustai

Jun 25, 2014, 11:10 am

On June 7th, Mount Revelstoke National Park celebrated its centennial with the second annual “Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day” at the Nels Nelsen Historic Area in the park.

The RCMP, Flowt, and Parks Canada provided a jam-packed day for families with a children’s bicycle skills and obstacle course, bike and helmet checks, stickers, prizes, draws, bike information and refreshments. The event was a huge success with sunny skies and perfect temperatures.

Oct 22, 2013, 1:12 pm

It's no surprise that frontcountry trails get more attention than backcountry. It is tough to get out and monitor or assess backcountry routes, let alone get materials or people out to maintain them. So this week we took to Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site's 60km Liberty Loop to assess the condition of the trails and get the full park experience.

Oct 11, 2013, 6:25 am
Parks Canada

With a week off in the schedule before we are due to work back on the mainland, AJ and I found ourselves with time to explore Newfoundland's spectacularly beautiful Gros Morne National Park. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Park features amazing terrain and geology, including the second highest peak on the island.

Oct 8, 2013, 6:45 pm

Great trails take us to amazing locations. Away from civilization, roads, and the monotony of everyday life, our trails seek out vistas and lookouts, rivers and lakes, and rugged terrain deep in the wild.

But this can put us at odds with the power of mother nature, and the environment around us. By having minimal impact on our surroundings - exposing the terrain, rather than changing it - our trails are often vulnerable to storms, flooding, slides, or other changes to the ecosystem.

Sep 2, 2013, 12:31 pm

It was tough work, but we spent our Labour Day long weekend in Fundy National Park, assessing trail, and assisting Parks' staff with some high level trail system design.

Glamping in the Parks' new Otentik platform tents. After a few days of rain, we were certainly glad that we weren't in our little tent!

Jul 14, 2013, 9:36 pm
Ontario

This was IMBA Canada’s second “Learn to Camp” event in conjunction with Joyride150 and the Guelph Off Road Bicycling Association (GORBA) and what a great day!  Ok, let me point out that it rained in the morning while we were setting up, and then off and on during the afternoon, but there was no stopping the participants from sharing their enthusiasm and joining the fun at the ‘Learn to MTB’ portion of the event that we were hosting!

May 21, 2013, 6:50 pm
Parks Canada

Last year we had the chance to visit two National Historic Sites in the Sault Ste. Marie region of central Ontario. In our blog, we contemplated the value of trails taking us places - not just for recreation, but to cultural and historical destinations.