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Awesome things to do in the Town of Banff, Alberta

Awesome things to do in the Town of Banff, Alberta

Things to do in the Town of Banff, Alberta : Everyone knows Banff National Park. We have all seen the beautiful photos of Moraine Lake, Lake Louise and Peyto Lake. Many of us have hiked the valleys and bagged some peaks. But there are a number of fantastic things to do in the town itself. So take some time from you rugged wilderness experience and check out these fun attractions. Banff Avenue Banff Avenue is the Main Street. It is…

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Skating at Lake Louise in Banff National Park

Skating at Lake Louise in Banff National Park

Skating at Lake Louise : The most beautiful ice skating rink on earth is at Lake Louise Alberta. Actually, it’s on Lake Louise. Every winter this iconic lake freezes over and the good people of the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise transform it into an amazing winter wonderland.  Imagine yourself gliding across a freshly cleaned mountain lake surrounded by majestic peaks. Better yet, imagine yourself scoring a goal into a net during a game of hockey with the massive Victoria Glacier…

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Banff or Canmore? Where to Stay

Banff or Canmore? Where to Stay

Banff or Canmore?  Where to Stay : The mountain towns of Banff and Canmore are only a few minutes’ drive away. Both provide a base to explore one of the most beautiful mountain ranges on earth – the Canadian Rockies.  So when researching and booking your holiday, you will likely need to decide whether to book your vacation rental in Banff or Canmore. And while these towns are close together there are some important factors that a visitor should understand…

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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.