This summer we have really taken advantage of the hot days to escape the city and explore the surrounding mountains. Forget me not pond is about an hour drive south of Calgary. There are actually two different lakes and a river perfect for fishing. If your looking for more of a weekend getaway there is also camping a five minute drive away.
The water was so clear you could see right down to the bottom. Unfortunately the water was absolutely freezing so no swimming for me. We discovered a few trails heading off into the hills. One day I would love to pack a picnic, pick a trail and head off and explore.