Experience The Mountain Parks Blog
...all about the Alberta-to-British Columbia mountain parks, including life in and around the parks. Not all our news and stories are here, though, so you might want to check our news section and Bob's "tweets" —conveniently placed in the upper right of each page.
Summer 2013 will see great additions to our family of publications.
- A new magazine called Experience Kananaskis Country & the Cowboy Trail.
Our goal is to lure visitors to the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies to experience the mountain parks and the rich authentic cowboy culture, while they explore the many unique Alberta communities that serve this region. The focus of our editorial is shared between the vast areas known as Kananaskis Country and The Cowboy Trail. Readers will appreciate the descriptions of summer trails, the maps, images and campground grids. The information provided on western and ranch activities, communities and culture will make this guide a ‘keeper’. The specific parks, ranches and communities covered from year to year will change, so don’t be surprised if readers collect the issues for future reference. Readers refer to it regularly. Our guide becomes their travelling companion, so you can be confident that your marketing message will be noticed! This magazine will be read by an estimated 130,000 people – both residents of and visitors to Alberta. Many more will view our digital versions on-line.
- The second publication to come to a rack near you is called Experience Fish Creek Provincial Park.
Our goal is to lure people to Fish Creek – one of the largest urban provincial parks in Canada. Located in south Calgary, Fish Creek serves an estimated population of half a million (and growing). Most residents in the area know that a park is “down there”. Lots of folks who live in the lovely neighbourhoods surrounding the park stroll along the ridge, but few appreciate the rich history of the area and take full advantage of all that Fish Creek Provincial Park has to offer. The focus of our editorial is on the long list of outdoor activities that families can enjoy “in their own backyard”. We also profile the neighbourhoods that surround it. You will appreciate the maps, images, and descriptions of the many unique hubs in the park: from Mallard Point to Sikome Lake and from the Bow Valley Ranch to Shannon Terrace. Readers will refer to it regularly. Our guides become their travelling companion, so you can be confident that your marketing message will be noticed! This magazine will be read by an estimated 65,000 people – both residents of and visitors to south Calgary.
- Our third publication slated to be appearing this 2013 year is our brand new Banff Visitor Map. The Banff Visitor Map will be modelled after our highly successful Jasper Visitor Map, a guide we have published for the past three years, and a map that was printed by the Jasper Booster for 18 years prior to us taking it over. The Banff Map features highlights of the southern half of Banff National Park, on one side, and highlights of the northern half of Banff National Park on the other side.
According to Campfire-In-A-Can website:
"Womp'Em Sticks™ are a new favorite for outdoor cooking from breakfast to dessert. A fun activity with delicious results, every time. The solid wood cooking head is perfect for cooking Womp'Em biscuits (Pillsbury Grand biscuits). Once they have been roasted till they’re golden brown, have fun filling them up with your favorites… ice cream, fresh berries with whipped cream, pie filling, bacon and eggs, or even a hotdog! It’s an easy, fun campfire activity for everyone."
Check it out in this video, looks like a lot of fun and there's a holiday promotion too!
If you think you've got what it takes, please contact us as we're looking for the best out there! Let us know why we should have you as a guest blogger in less than 500 words.
We're looking for a diverse group of outdoor enthusiasts from across Alberta and British Columbia, and beyond.
We offer exposure --close to 2 million visitors to our website over a year--, as well as from time to time prizes and incentives for your participation!
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