Two avid Alberta hikers explore the new Castle Provincial Park in the Canadian Rockies

Travel Alberta

Jun 22, 2018 - 2 minute read

Hiking the Castle

The Canadian Rockies in Alberta are a haven for hikers. So when an entirely new region for hiking in Alberta is discovered, it’s a big deal. It’s like mountain Christmas, with backpacks.

That was the case for photographer A.V. Wakefield (@viktorianorth on Instagram), a dedicated Alberta hiker, when she connected with Heather Davis in the brand new Castle Provincial Park. Wakefield has hiked all through the Canadian Rockies, but she had spent little time in the Castle region. Until it’s formation as a park in 2017, it just wasn’t on her radar.

Davis, however, has spent years living in the region, and now guides hikers through Castle and nearby Crowsnest Pass through her company Uplift Adventures.

Davis agreed to show Wakefield around the new park, and introduced her (and her dog Metsa) to a whole new region to be discovered.

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