Let's head out to Canmore for some hiking/photography and social time! In Canmore we shall stay at The Hostel Bear.
Friday, 2nd November: Leave from Edmonton to Canmore. Carpool ok? I know my (Imran's) car can take three passengers plus their stuff. We can then also take a second car with the rest of the people. We can discuss the carpool particulars a bit closer to the date. As well, ask your driver how much he/she would like to be paid for the driving. We don't have a set rate, so it's up to the driver.
If we leave Edmonton by 3pm we should be at the Canmore hostel by 8pm'ish. We can then put our things down, and get settled in. Have a bite to eat and chat. We will here discuss the hiking options and finalise what we want to do on Saturday and Sunday. Also.. we're all responsible for taking our own respective food items.
Saturday, 3rd November: We may go to a nearby place for breakfast. We then head out on our hike. These will be intermediate-level hikes, depending on conditions and what we feel like trying. Not too arduous but definitely a good workout.
Apres-hike, we can visit a local eatery or pub or whatnot. We can decide on this there. Choices include: Iron Goat Pub and Grill, and The Grizzly Paw Brewery.
Sunday, 4th November: We may go to a nearby place for breakfast. We will then do a short hike on this morning and then by the afternoon we get back on the highway, reaching Edmonton by 7:30pm'ish.
We have reserved one six-bed dorm room at the hostel (confirmation no. [masked]). The room has three bunk bed units - so three single bottom beds and three single top beds. The cost will be $60 per person (total, for the weekend) plus $2 to compensate for PayPal fees. Each person must thus pay the $62 when RSVP'ing for this event.
The dorm room has an attached bathroom with shower, personal lockers, individual night lights, secure electronic card access, fresh linens and towels and privacy curtains for each bunk bed.
The hostel is also licensed and has a small bar type thing upstairs. There are also eateries and stores in the area. The hostel has refrigerators to store your items, plus a good large kitchen with pots, pans, utensils and crockery.
I recommend nice hiking boots/shoes, a day-pack, a water bottle, some snacks and appropriate clothing for the season. Sunglasses may be useful. Hiking poles are optional. Bring whatever food and drink you may want for the weekend. (Alcohol is not allowed in the hostel refrigerators however) And, of course, don't forget your sense of humour. :)