Monday Mischief 15: 3 Provincial Parks in 3 Days

I don’t know about you, but when the weather starts to change from summer, I want to be outside way more now than when it’s 30°C (86°F for friends below the border).

And there’s definitely also a noticeable pep added to Moses’ step when the temperature starts to be routinely below 15°C (59°F). So we picked some scenic nearby provincial parks to walk the dogs this weekend.

Here was our itinerary.

Friday: Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park

Moses & Alma

Moses & Alma

Moses & Alma

Moses & Alma


Saturday: Fish Creek Provincial Park

Moses & Alma

Moses & Alma

Alma & Moses

Alma & Moses

Alma speaks softly and carries a big stick

Alma speaks softly and carries a big stick

Sunday: Spray Valley Provincial Park

Alma & Moses (and Uriel the Bouvier in the background)

Alma & Moses (and Uriel the Bouvier in the background)

Alma & Moses

Alma & Moses

Alma & Moses

Alma & Moses


This post is part of the Mischief Monday blog hop – to see what everyone else has been up to, click herehere, or here.

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About ThatJenK
Writing from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 90% pictures of my dogs; 10% miscellaneous opinions nobody asked for.

21 Responses to Monday Mischief 15: 3 Provincial Parks in 3 Days

  1. harrispen says:

    Not a lot of mischief going on there. Just some beautiful fall pictures. We are having nice temps and loving spending time outside too.


  2. tylersat99 says:

    Your pictures are really beautiful and the Newfs always make a perfect touch. I really enjoy seeing their pictures 🙂

  3. You have some gorgeous parks around you. Weather-wise, we haven’t been as lucky. We had a really hot summer and now we’re under a flood warning.

  4. Tootsie says:

    Wow, those are great photos! I agree with you, you can’t beat fall weather!

    You’re also very good at posing 🙂

    Keep on wagging,

  5. 2browndawgs says:

    Beautiful pictures and each park is so different. Love the cooler weather, but we had warm weather again over the weekend…blah!

  6. tarynft says:

    You live in a gorgeous area!

    My guys are oh, so happy when the temps dip, too!

  7. Lucky you to have such gorgeous parks close by – would be spending as much time outdoors as I could too!

  8. raisingdaisy says:

    I’m like you – now that it’s cool out, I love being outdoors. But I was an indoor pup during the summer! What beautiful places you’ve been to, and what well-behaved pups you are! I’d have been running around like crazy….which is why Mom and Dad don’t trust me off-leash anymore…::sigh:: I guess I kinda trained them the wrong way. 😉

  9. Well that’s just a beautiful way to spend the weekend! I love the mountains in the background and Moses and Alma look like they had a blast!

  10. Karen says:

    Beautiful pictures, beautiful places, beautiful dogs…..but they must be on-leash in our wonderful provincial parks. Considering some of your previous blogs about that topic I’m surprised to see them off-leash in all these pictures. Rules in the provincial parks are that all dogs must remain on a six-foot leash.

    • thatjenk says:

      Hi Karen,
      I appreciate your comment because you’re absolutely correct.
      In the set-up, sitting pictures, you can even see theirs leashes tucked behind them in a couple, while we backed away to get the picture as they held their sit-stays. We have run into wardens who had no issue with this and were mostly just impressed with well-trained dogs. They were on 6 foot or hands-free leashes during the walks/hikes, but we did break the rules to stop and allow them to get drinks in the creeks (I guess it’s not “Monday Mischief” for nothing!).

  11. jan says:

    We would definitely do more hiking if we had such a breathtaking place to hike. The Newfs make such a great color contrast in the pictures. And so good to stay close and off leash..

  12. FleaByte says:

    Wow! What beautiful parks! My dogs would be sharing that stick. Well, not one quite that big …

  13. Gorgeous! Our stupid parks in the US have stopped allowing dogs. It’s really a bummer. Rita would LOVE those parks. She loves the option to splash about in a little creak.

  14. Urban hounds says:

    Wow what an incredibly gorgeous place
    Urban hounds

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  16. Jodi says:

    Great photos, I especially love the one with the rolling hills behind them!

  17. Roooo those are some real pawsome photos *waggy tail*

  18. snoopys@snoopysdogblog says:

    That scenery sure was worth going to check out! 🙂 My Mum is hoping for the cooler weather to come soon, though when it does she’ll probably be moaning she’s cold! 🙂

    Wags to all

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

  19. So envious of your lovely parks… 🙂

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