Healy Creek

Dog-lover’s delight

January 20, 2016
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I’ve never skied in such pristine, clean snow on Healy creek. Usually, there’s more than a few pine needles and spruce cones. The 3 cm of new snow today really

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Brewster creek to Sundance Lodge

January 13, 2016
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After waiting two years for the Healy creek bridge to be replaced, you can now access Brewster creek from the Healy creek trailhead on the Sunshine road.

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Brewster creek was fun now that I have the right skis

January 13, 2016

I’ll do a separate update about the ski trip on Brewster creek but I first wanted to elucidate about these skis. I’m learning that it’s important to have the right tools for the job.

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A dog-friendly trail in Banff: Healy creek

January 5, 2016
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Now that the temperatures in Banff are a little warmer, and the holiday crowds have dissipated, I felt it was time to check out Healy creek with my dog Tessa.

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Healy creek and Brewster creek

December 1, 2015
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-Pine marten at Sundance Lodge. Photo by Chuck O’Callaghan- It looks like Chuck was at the right place at the right time today and got all the good photos.

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Healy creek bridge update

September 7, 2015
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It appears the final touches are being completed on the Healy creek bridge in Banff National Park. The Healy creek trail is still closed from the Sunshine end,

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More trails for next winter

April 2, 2015

By my count, there were at least 122 bridges in Banff National Park and K-Country which were damaged by the 2013 floods. The Healy Creek Bridge, referred to in this Crag and Canyon article will be a very welcome sight next winter

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Family day in Banff

February 17, 2014
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– The Horyn family was enjoying Family Day on the Sundance Canyon trail. – It’s a rare occasion when Brewster creek gets trackset, so today I headed for Banff.

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Sundance and Healy creek

November 22, 2013
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Sundance canyon offers unparallelled scenery but the trail can have quite variable conditions. After skiing 2.4K you’ll come to the Healy creek

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More trails being trackset daily

November 20, 2013
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Update Nov 21: Canmore Nordic Centre The popular natural-snow trails, Bow, Meadowview, and Banff(beyond Mine Meadow) have been

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Cougar and wolf

December 28, 2012
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 – Sundance Lodge is at the end of the Brewster creek groomed ski trail – A cougar was spotted today on Healy creek by Doug Connery. I had met Doug descending the Brewster creek trail as I was going up.

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Brewster creek gets you warmed up on a cold day

December 22, 2012
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 – The tracksetter was preparing to set a new track on Healy creek – I phoned out to PLPP and got the news I expected.

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Another dog-friendly trail in Banff

December 11, 2012
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Healy creek, Brewster creek, Sundance canyon It’s important to note a few things here: Healy creek is not Healy pass. Healy pass is a backcountry trail that starts at Sunshine parking lot. Healy creek

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Healy Creek; Brewster Creek; Spray River

March 2, 2012
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I did some scouting around this afternoon in the UNESCO world heritage site that is on my doorstep, Banff National Park.

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Another dog-friendly ski trail

January 30, 2012
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My blog statistics show the Dog-friendly ski trails page has been clicked on 489 times since Jan 1, so I know people are always looking

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Brewster Creek

February 2, 2011

A new trail to explore The Banff Trail report showed Bewster Creek was trackset on Monday, compelling us to check out this trail which ends at the Sundance Lodge. Starting from the Healy Creek trailhead at the Sunshine turn-off, it’s 10K one way.  It was the first time ever that we’ve skied this trail. It was another cold […]

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Healy Creek

December 20, 2010

We only had an hour before dark to get in a ski, so we checked out Healy Creek for the first time. It was trackset on Sunday, but the snow is still pretty thin and there are numerous rocks to contend with. The Banff Trail report is ambiguous – in one section of the report it says that […]

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