Is there anything better than being out on the Trail with your loved ones? We don't think so! That's why we invited our friend - Calgary-based mom Tanya Koob - to share her stories and tips on getting the most out of your family adventure on The Great Trail. Also in this edition of  Trail Talk , other inspiring stories of families who use, love and give to The Great Trail. 
Our Guest Blogger this month: Tanya Koob
What the trails have taught me
about exploring with my family

My name is Tanya Koob, and I'm raising my family in Alberta, surrounded by the trails of Kananaskis and the Rocky Mountains. I've put together a selection of some of the best lessons we've learned on our family Trail adventures.
Top 5 Campsites along The Great Trail

Here are some of the Koob family's favourite campgrounds in Western Canada where you can practically hike, bike or canoe out the door of your tent or RV onto The Great Trail.

A Conduit for Fitness, Fresh Air and Family Bonding: the Pataki Family on The Great Trail

The Pataki family has explored two of the three coasts that touch the Trail, with many more adventures on the horizon, both big and small. 
 
A Family Affair: Giving, Getting Outside and The Great Trail

For father-of-two and proud Canadian Matthew Stevenson, the Trail offers a sense of connection, a way to overcome adversity, and an avenue for what he calls "philanthropy in action."
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