Life after LASIK: Activities to Enjoy in the Alberta Outdoors

See Alberta clearly after LASIKAt Eye Q Premium Laser, Dr. Joseph Leong-Sit performs LASIK surgery and gives his Edmonton patients the freedom of trekking the beautiful Alberta landscape without the limitations of eyeglasses and contact lenses. No more fogged up lenses while exercising, or losing the peripheral view of a beautiful panorama in nature. And gone are dry eyes from wearing contacts while camping, and losing contacts during water sports. Here are some activities in the Alberta outdoors that one can more fully enjoy after LASIK surgery.

Hiking, Biking and Skiing in Kananaskis

Surrounded by the Canadian Rockies, Kananaskis Country has plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy in all seasons. In warmer temperatures, there are several kilometers of hiking and biking trails where one can breathe in the mountain air as well as stop and marvel at a view of the towering Rockies. Mountain biking fans can take a solo or group ride through paved trails while enjoying the surrounding rugged landscape and wildlife. During snow season, cross-country skiers can traverse 30 kilometers of a pristine, white wonderland.

Camping in Banff National Park

One of Alberta’s five national parks, Banff National Park offers 13 campgrounds in an untarnished backcountry. Whether pitching a tent or pulling up an RV to enjoy the wilderness with creature comforts, the campgrounds are far enough from the town of Banff to enjoy the solitude and 360-degree views of nature, yet close enough to hop over to the shopping and nightlife of the town of Banff.

Taking in a Star Show at Woodland Buffalo National Park

Recently designated a dark-sky preserve (an area kept free of artificial light pollution), Woodland Buffalo National Park is the ideal place to get a clear view of the wonders of the night sky. The long nights of January and February are perfect opportunities to see the awe-inspiring aurora borealis. Visit in August to attend the Dark Sky Festival, a three-day stargazing event that includes presentations on astronomy, a planetarium experience and a family science and activity fair.

Soaking in the Miette Hot Springs

Miette Hot Springs, one of the hottest springs in the Canadian Rockies (with waters kept between 40 to 53.9 degrees Celsius), is the perfect place to unwind while enjoying the panorama of the surrounding landscape of Jasper National Park. Relax in one of the two hot outdoor pools with waters rich in calcium, sulphate and hydrogen-sulphide.

Ready to see Alberta with new eyes? Call Dr. Joseph Leong-Sit at Eye Q Premium Laser to schedule a consultation and get your questions about LASIK answered.