Author Bio:

Tanya loves hiking, camping, cross-country skiing, and on occasion mountaineering or backpacking a few times a year. Above all, she enjoys adventure in the Canadian Rockies with her husband and son, Noah. Tanya can also be found at her personal blog Family Adventures In The Canadian Rockies.

Website: http://familyadventuresinthecanadianrockies.blogspot.com

Posts by Tanya Koob:


Family Ski Vacations at Fernie Alpine Resort

Posted on: January 11, 2019

The small mountain town of Fernie can be reached in a 3-hour drive from Calgary, driving south into British Columbia through the Crowsnest Pass. It’s a reasonable distance for a long weekend ski getaway, and many families even consider Fernie Alpine Resort their “local hill” driving out most weekends after
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Plan a Family Overnight Kananaskis Winter Getaway

Posted on: December 17, 2018

My family has taken an annual pre-Christmas Kananaskis Winter Getaway getaway for the last several years, and we always enjoy spending a couple of days with friends playing in the snow, skiing, hiking, and taking a break from the business of the holiday season. Later in the season we also enjoy
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Mountaintop Camping at Fernie Alpine Resort

Posted on: July 5, 2017

I love backpacking for what it promises me: solitude, beautiful scenery, and a natural camping experience free from the noise of generators or loud music at the campsite next to me. The one thing I don’t like though is having to walk for hours to reach my campsite, while carrying
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Learn to Camp with Saskatchewan Parks this Summer

Posted on: June 26, 2017

I went to summer camp every year as a child but we never camped as a family because my mother, not much of an “outdoor woman”, found the idea daunting. My dad borrowed a friend’s trailer and took us out once but that was the extent of my camping experience
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Some Like it Hot! Sun-lovers’ Guide to Camping in Western Canada

Posted on: June 9, 2017

Many would call me crazy but my ideal camping trip involves eating breakfast in a tank top, biking sun-baked trails with sweat pouring down my face, and then jumping in the nearest lake to cool off. I don’t want to pack fleece sweaters with me, I don’t want to bundle
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Family Hiking Made FUN! Trail Games and Boredom-Busters

Posted on: May 30, 2016

How many times have you tried to take the kids out for a fun little hike only to hear complaints at the first small hill or to hear whining before you’ve even walked a kilometre? Even the most experienced outdoor enthusiasts struggle with motivating children on the trail and have
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Beyond Car Camping! 5 Creative Ways to Camp as a Family this Summer

Posted on: May 13, 2016

We love camping across Alberta and BC but we get tired of the routine RV or car camping experience. We tire of the crowds, the noise, and the sandwiched feeling we get when we’re squished between gigantic RVs running generators all night long. While we plan to spend many nights in front
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Ten Tips for Happy Touring around the Mayan Riviera with Kids

Posted on: April 15, 2016

Have you ever taken a vacation and come away with a sense of regret that next time you’d do things a whole lot differently? That was our recent trip to the Mayan Riviera. While the trip was definitely enjoyable, we could have benefited from some additional research and trip planning
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Stand Up Paddleboarding with Kids

Posted on: September 8, 2014

Stand up Paddleboarding (SUP) is the fastest growing sport around the world right now for good reason. It’s easy, there’s a low learning curve, and most people can jump on a board their first time out with no previous experience or lessons. It’s also a great family sport because parents
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Adventures in Dog Sledding

Posted on: March 8, 2014

By Tanya Koob My family recently had the incredible opportunity to go dog sledding outside the mountain town of Canmore. Going on a sled tour had long been on my dream list and I was full of questions about doing it as a family: What does it feel like to
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