Stories + Updates

Updates, adventure reports and other tales as we explore the region
The Traveller Magazine – South Korea
The Traveller Magazine from South Korea features a day of adventure at Abraham Lake as part of their Alberta special.
Red Deer Advocate – Alberta
Market Gypsy from the Red Deer Advocate visited us at our Basecamp + Cafe for some hot chocolate and marshmallows.
Simple BBQ Meatballs
We’ve said more than once that the key to spending more time playing in the snow is to have a few quick and delicious meals that can be put together without too much effort.
Pouding Chomeur
This traditional Quebec dessert is easy to make, requires few ingredients and is perfect for a cozy evening by the fire. – Alberta
Areta from wrote a nice article about her experience on one of our Red Deer Market tours in 2017.
Campfire Pizza from Scratch
Pizza might now be the first thing that jumps to mind when planning a camping trip but once you try it’ll quickly become a tradition.
Pancakes with Campfire Roasted Peaches
Lazy mornings when we’re camping usually mean pancakes. Adding peaches cooked on the campfire makes it even better.
Lemon Rosemary Foil Pack
Coming back from a day of hiking quickly put together a few ingredients, wrap it up in foil and place on the fire while you enjoy a little après. – Alberta
Rhonda and Mike from came out on a Snowshoe in the City in Red Deer for their Romatic Getaway article.
West Country Update – December 2016
It's starting to look like winter in the West Country. We went out earlier this week to check the conditions, get a few pictures and enjoy a day out of the office... We need things to get a little more wintry before we can run all of our tours but in the meantime there's still lots of great scenery and options for adventures throughout the…
Chocolate Chip Blondies
As a kid I always loved when my grandmother made these for an after-school snack. So when our 4 year old asked if she could learn to bake, this seemed like an obvious place to start.
Simple Mac & Cheese
The trick to spending more time outside is to have a few quick and delicious meals in the plans. That way there’s no excuse after school or work but to grab a bite and head out for an evening of snowshoeing.
Vanilla Marshmallows
Why make your own marshmallows? Aren’t they hard to do? It’s surprisingly simple, fun and they taste so much better! The real bonus is that homemade marshmallows fit way better between graham crackers for your s’mores! – Alberta
Sue and Dave from Travel Tales of Life came to Red Deer and we were able to take them around on the bike trails.
Lime Ice Pops
Our daughter loves everything sour and these definitely pass her test. These aren’t for everyone but for true lime lovers.
Raspberry Honey Yogurt Ice Pops
There’s something about longer days and warm afternoons that just make your crave an ice pop. We’re ready for summer, longing for fresh fruits and dreaming about our next adventure.