Family Day Monday is forecasted to be sunny and with a high of minus 6 and that's welcomed news for those taking part in first guided hike of 2019 in the Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park.

There are only three spots remaining for this ticketed event that aims to give people the opportunity to see the panoramic views of this gem of a park. The hike starts at 10 a.m. and will be about two hours in length. It's suitable for hearty eight-year-olds or those 10 and older.

The hike offers a chance to learn about the history and ecology of the park. explains Sarah Parker, executive director of the Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation (GRPF). You'll also discover how the winter of 1882-83 changed the course of ranching in the Glenbow/Cochrane area.

It also gives people a chance to see the park in the winter.

The hikes is being led by Alan Sitter, a certified hike leader with Outdoor Council of Canada and avid hike leader for Special Needs individuals. 

Participants must pre-book at the website The cost is $10 and there's a 15 per cent discount for park foundation members. is Cochrane's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.