Take a Hike with Your Children Book
Take a Hike with Your Children, from Tots to Tweens in the Canadian Rockies (Lynda is a Calgary mom who wanted to pass on her experiences hiking with her family, and to make you experience that much more enjoyable)!!
An easy to use, icon-based, hiking guide aimed at helping families have a great day out on the trails.
All 46 hikes, with the exception of three in the Lake Louise section and one in the Kananaskis section of this book, are 5 K, or less in length and, therefore, very much “doable” for young families or families that have a mix of infants to tweens.
All hikes are within a two-hour drive of Calgary.
There is a Plan B for all hikes, as parents, we all know that the best plans can result in changes due to weather or children’s moods. So for each hike there are several alternatives, such as a playground or an interpretive center to visit, rather than do the hike.
The guide features 14 different icons that are used to help explain each hike:
- An all-terrain stroller can be pushed along the length of the hike
- The hike is a mix of sun and shade
- There are benches along the way
- ... And many more!
Each hike is labelled with an icon used to indicate the walking ability required by a child to complete the trail:
- All Walking Abilities - children who can walk on their own on easy, flat terrain, but may require assistance in some uneven conditions
- Competent Walkers - children who can walk without needing assistance on any terrain in this book or any terrain in general, including slight elevation gains and the possibility of climbing a limited number of stairs
- Advanced Walkers - children who can walk on any terrain in this book including moderate elevation gains and climbing steep and many stairs