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Five Day Trips from Calgary you will Love!

Five Day Trips from Calgary you will Love!

Five Day Trips from Calgary : Calgary is located in a natural sweet spot. The Canadian Rockies are directly to the west and the great plains of North America are to the east and south. So being in Calgary is like having a foot in two different worlds.  On Saturday you wake up and go hiking in Banff National Park. On Sunday you wake up and walk through hoodoos in the badlands. From Mountain culture to western culture, the following…

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8 Larch Tree Hikes in Banff National Park

8 Larch Tree Hikes in Banff National Park

8 Larch Hikes in Banff National Park :  Every fall the Larch Valley Hike at Moraine Lake is hugely popular with tourists and locals alike.  Its almost become an annual pre-winter event for many.  In this year of celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday, the number of larch pilgrims has only increased. Hikers are waiting as much as 2 hours to catch a shuttle bus just to reach the trail head. 

Calgary, 10 Top Attractions

Calgary, 10 Top Attractions

Calgary, 10 Top Attractions : Not thinking about skipping Calgary on your way to Banff National Park are you?  There is a ring road for that, we know.  But Calgary has some amazing attractions all of which are worth visiting next time you are in the neighborhood!  Don’t go straight to Banff. Really. And if you’re only in town for a selfie then check out my article on the best Instagram spots in Calgary!  Princes’ Island Park Princes’ Island Park…

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Top-shelf Instagram Spots in Calgary

Top-shelf Instagram Spots in Calgary

Top-shelf Instagram Spots in Calgary :  These days most people have social media accounts, whether it’s Instagram or Facebook or something else entirely.  If you’re like me, then you will likely post some of your travel and holiday photos on Instagram or Facebook.  And if you’re not like me, then you’re likely planning on posting selfies on Instagram or Facebook at those exact same spots.  

Staying at the World Famous Banff Springs Hotel

Staying at the World Famous Banff Springs Hotel

Banff Springs Hotel Review : As a resident of Calgary, I have had the opportunity to stay at the Banff Springs Hotel a number of times. I have visited on family trips, conferences and for weddings.  One of my favourite memories is bringing my daughter to the Banff Springs Hotel for her fourth birthday so she could have her birthday at a ‘castle’. She was pretty into Elsa and Disney’s Frozen at the time. Still is actually.