The road from Edmonton to Banff National Park is well renowned as one of the most scenic routes in the world, passing wildlife and sights aplenty.
November in the Canadian Rockies is a great transition month. Summer hikes gave way to fall, prepping our adventurous souls for a long snowy active winter. The months ahead will be filled with snow capped mountains and snow capped pines, your invitation to play.
Nature’s wonderland in the Canadian Rockies, Banff National Park invites its visitors to partake in a stunning array of activities and tours.
Calgary is often used only as a gateway city before driving to Banff, Canmore or Jasper National Parks. However, Calgary is far from a boring town. The list of things to do is practically endless.
Parks Canada offers anyone with a GPS the opportunity to go geocaching in Canada’s oldest national park. Visit a visitor information centre or download the activity sheet from the Parks Canada website. There are two sheets: beginner (year-round) and intermediate (summer season only). Choose one and then you’re on your way! Here are some Banff…
There are many ways to explore the scenic views of the Canadian Rockies by vehicle or motor coach tour or by plane or a helicopter, but the best way to absorb the beauty of the mountains will always be to go on foot.
If you care about the protection and preservation of Banff National Park as much as we do, you were no doubt thrilled to hear of the investment that has been promised by Canada’s federal government.
When I was a child, the only option I had when I left on a trip was to borrow Dad’s old, military backpack. But this was 30 years ago, and times have changed a lot since then. Today we have an incredible variety of backpacks to choose from, which makes it hard to choose the…
Visions of touring the area around Banff, Alberta has most thinking of picturesque mountains, stunning lakes, and outdoor activities such as rafting, hiking, golfing, and camping. When the weather pushes you inside, you feel like doing some shopping, or just want to dig a little deeper into the culture of the area, consider checking into the fiber arts outlets.
When going on a vacation many people want five-star service, amazing amenities, wonderful entertainment and permanent room service. Not me, though – for me, the perfect vacation is to put on a backpack with three days worth of food and water and get lost in the wilderness – on foot. Hiking is a wonderful way…