Mother-Child Adventure Day
Interested in getting outside and showing your little ones the beauty of the outdoors? The Lady Alliance wants to bring together like-minded adventure mamas, like yourself, for a day of adventures in the outdoors!
May 12, 2019
8am - 6pm
$25 + tax
($20 for members)
Raised in a Scandinavian/German family in Minnesota, Kristi deferred her law school ambitions to become a ski bum in Vail, CO, only to meet a Canadian who wooed her to the Great White North in 1989. Banff was her home for 20 years until moving to the “cool climbing town” of Canmore in 2009.
Kristi is an accredited Hiking and Snowshoe Guide with the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides and an accredited Professional and Master Interpreter with the Interpretive Guides Association. Her guiding career spans over 20 years in Banff, Yoho, Kootenay, Jasper and Waterton Lakes National Parks, along with the surrounding provincial parks. Kristin is also a course instructor for the interpretive guides Association for the past 12 years. “I love mentoring new guides and sharing my passion for the outdoors, while revealing in their excitement to be a guide!”
You may have seen Kristi on “Canada A.M.”, “CTV Travels”, Oasis TV, National Geographic Channel, for CNN, hiking snow-covered ridge tops while sharing her knowledge of the natural and cultural history in the Canadian Rockies, or read about her in the Calgary Herald “Snow Profiles on Women” and the Canadian National Geographic magazine.
Kristi guides for White Mountain Adventures, www.whitemountainadventures.org, 1-800-408-0005, the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (hotel guests only) and the Parks Canada Burgess Shale hikes in Soho and Kootenay National Parks!
About this Adventure...
We will start with a group chat about safety, instructed by a ACMG certified guide. She will be able to answer any questions you may have about adventuring in the back country with your little one.
Then we will head to the hills for a community hike. This hike is optional and not guided.
Children of all ages welcome - please note, children will be attending the lesson. Colouring books will be provided for entertainment during the lesson.
Hike proposed: Grassi Lakes
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- what's included
Here's the plan...
Saturday May 4
8 am - Meet in Canmore at for group meeting and instruction on safety
Meeting place: Scout Hall located at 914 8 St (Main Street), Canmore
9:30 am - Drive to trail head and hike (Optional)
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Let's get you there...
Is this trip for me?
This adventure is perfect for you if you are a beginner or intermediate hiker, with or without a child, wanting to learn more about hiking in the back country with children.
The guide is present for the instruction period ONLY, and will not be joining us on the hike. You payment covers the instructional period and room rental for instruction. Not the hike. Please only hike if you feel comfortable after the safety instructional period.
Hike may change at the time of the event due to weather and trail conditions.
Thanks to @lm_little for the banner photo!
BOOK YOUR TRIP
$25 + tax
May 12, 2019
How are The Lady Alliance events different from other events?
The number one goal is to introduce you to other kick-ass, adventurous women. It’s all about building community! Our second goal is to introduce you to the outdoors. It’s quite the thing to witness, putting a group of women who are passionate about the outdoors in an epic location. We know it’s a cliche thing to say… but it’s where the magic happens.
Do you arrange transport to the event?
No, all transport to and from the event will be your responsibility unless stated otherwise. We will encourage you to join us on our Facebook group The Lady Alliance Community to help you plan your carpool rides!
When should I book my flight?
We have a minimum number of attendees for this trip to carry through. If you are booking a flight to the location of this event please hold off booking until we have confirmed with you that the minimum number has been reached. Be sure to book a day that allows you to get there before the arrival date and time!
Is food included?
Yes. Unless otherwise specified in the trip itinerary or information.
Is there a minimum age for this event?
Unless otherwise mentioned, 19+ for all events in Canada. 21+ for all events in the USA.
I want to book with friends. How do I do that?
The best way is to add all of the tickets to one cart, that way you know if we have enough spaces.
I'm coming solo. Is that okay?
YES! More than 70% of women who sign up for our trips, sign up solo.
Is a deposit required to secure my place?
Deposits, or full payments, vary trip by trip. Payment prior to the trip is needed to secure your place.
What if I need to cancel?
Please let us know as soon as possible. Unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds but you can transfer your ticket. If you can no longer make the event, please get in touch to discuss transferring your ticket.
What is your refund policy?
Due to the nature of The Lady Alliance retreats, we don’t offer refunds. We do, however, offer transfers. You are responsible for finding someone to transfer your ticket to and arranging the exchange of funds for your ticket. If you can no longer make the event, please get in touch to discuss transferring your ticket.
Who will be managing our trip?
One or two of our awesome chapter coordinators will be running your retreat!
Do I have to join in on all the activities?
No. You are not required to join in on all the activities. You can still join us on the retreat, the ticket price remains the same. You do you!
What if the weather doesn't cooperate?
Let’s be honest, Mother Nature never cooperates. That’s why we love her. Keep an eye on the forecast and pack accordingly. We never let uncooperative weather ruin our fun!
I have another question...
A TON of information is coming your way in your registration package - once you register. If you have questions before registration, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!