The Path Less Taken

Let Others Take the
Trail More Travelled...

Let Others Take the Trail More Travelled...

The Path Less Taken is...

The Path Less Taken aims through outdoor experiences and environmental education to connect you to your local landscape by fostering an interest and understanding of the environment whether you are an educator, family or life long learner.  The Path Less Taken offers the following services and resources:

The Path Less Taken is...

The Path Less Taken aims through outdoor experiences and environmental education to connect you to your local landscape by fostering an interest and understanding of the environment whether you are an educator, family or life long learner.  The Path Less Taken offers the following services and resources:

Spring & Summer Offerings

The Path Less Taken has access to variety of trails and terrain throughout Kananaskis.  We can plan a day to multi-day trip that suits your timeframe, fitness and objectives. Contact for more information!

Sheep & Spirits! Take a day trip to Diamond Valley to explore beautiful scenery of the Sheep River Valley followed by delicious food and drinks at the Eau Claire Distillery.  Book HERE.

A Remittance Man Ramble will share stories about how these individuals carved out their niche in Southern Albertan Foothills.  Book HERE.

Book a Hike to the Headwaters in 2024 and 25% of your ticket price will support education programs with the Elbow River Watershed Partnership.  Book HERE

July 16-17: Outdoor Council of Canada Overnight Module at Aster Lake, Kananaskis.  Register HERE.

The Path Less Taken Outdoor Experiences

A short drive west of Calgary will lead you to a vast wilderness area with pristine creeks, wildflower dotted meadows, rolling foothills and stunning, snow covered peaks.  This is Kananaskis Country, a provincially protected gem of Alberta.  What better way to explore this awe-inspiring terrain than with a Guided Interpretive Hike or Snowshoe! 

Your guide, Leith Monaghan, will bring a wealth of local knowledge but also a high level of safety and professionalism.  Your guide will have:

  • Hiking Guide, Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG)
  • Certified Professional Interpretive Guide, Interpretive Guides Association
  • 80 Hour Wilderness First Aid Training
  • Outdoor Council of Canada Field Leader
  • Field Experience since 2001

If you are an Educator, all trips are curriculum connected and come with classroom ready resources. Please visit our Experiences page for more information. 

The Path Less Taken Outdoor Experiences

A short drive west of Calgary will lead you to a vast wilderness area with pristine creeks, wildflower dotted meadows, rolling foothills and stunning, snow covered peaks.  This is Kananaskis Country, a provincially protected gem of Alberta.  What better way to explore this awe-inspiring terrain than with a Guided Interpretive Hike or Snowshoe!

Your guide, Leith Monaghan, will bring a wealth of local knowledge but also a high level of safety and professionalism.  Your guide will have:

  • Hiking Guide, Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG)
  • Certified Professional Interpretive Guide, Interpretive Guides Association
  • 80 Hour Wilderness First Aid Training
  • Outdoor Council of Canada Field Leader
  • Field Experience since 2000

If you are an Educator, all trips are curriculum connected and come with classroom ready resources. Please visit our Experiences page for more information. 

There is a degree of hazard in all mountain activities. All participants must sign a waiver of liability prior to commencing any Path Less Taken Outdoor Experience. A Waiver and Medical Form will be provided to participants to review prior to their trip.  A sample waiver can be read HERE

 

There is a degree of hazard in all mountain activities. All participants must sign a waiver of liability prior to commencing any Path Less Taken Outdoor Experience. A Waiver and Medical Form will be provided to participants to review prior to their trip.  A sample waiver can be read HERE

Outdoor Council of Canada Courses

Outdoor Council of Canada Courses provide the foundations for learning judgment and decision making and enabling the leadership of safe and enjoyable experiences outside.

Interested in a Course for your organization? The Path Less Taken can offering the following Field Leader certifications: Hiking, Overnight, Equine, and Winter courses.

Click HERE for current course offerings.

Interpretive Field Trips

Interpretive Field Trips by The Path Less Taken are digital trail guides for the inquisitive hiker or recreationalist.  Each guide is built on a theme and topic that seeks to connect you to the local landscape while recreating in Kananaskis Country, Alberta.  Waypoints of interest are provided to be used in tandem with a GPS system and topographic map.  Use this helpful Navigation How-To to help find your way with waypoints.  These digital guides are available at The Path Less Taken Online Store.  

Let others take the route well travelled. By taking The Path Less Taken, you can develop a deeper connection and understanding of your natural world and oneself. It will make all the difference.

Let others take the route well travelled. By taking The Path Less Taken, you can develop a deeper connection and understanding of your natural world and oneself. It will make all the difference.

Testimonials

I have had several opportunities over the past couple years to enjoy all that Path Less Taken has to offer. I am just getting back into hiking and backcountry camping. Not very familiar with hiking in Southern Alberta, I decided it was best to hire a local guide to show me the best places and get comfortable with the mountains again. Leith from Path Less Taken was the perfect choice. She has extensive guiding experience, amazing knowledge of the local area and is a wonderful person. I felt confident and safe with Leith guiding me into the backcountry and learning new skills along the way. From the names of mountains, to plant identification and how to build a bear hang. She is always calm and caring with her clients and makes sure they are comfortable. If you have never hiked before or you just want to get out in a new backcountry area. Leith and Path Less Taken would be an awesome first step in starting your journey to learning new skills or a new area. I HIGHLY recommend Leith for the outdoor adventure you are seeking.
Amber
PLT Guest