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A Complete Guide to the Wildlife in Banff

The Canadian Rockies are home to an incredible range of wildlife – from the feisty pika to symbolic beavers to commanding predators like bears, wolves, and cougars. Over 50 species of mammals roam the mountains’ varied habitats, 300 species of birds cross the skies, and 19 types of fish navigate the waterways. In Banff and …

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How To Visit Banff Without A Car In 2024

Many people wonder whether it’s possible to visit Banff without a car. The short answer is absolutely! In fact, depending on your trip timeline and priorities, opting to visit Banff by bus may result in a more affordable and predictable experience in the National Park.  While renting a car in Banff and driving offers flexibility and …

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Two Jack Lake Campground

All You Need To Know About Camping at Two Jack Lake (2024)

The Two Jack Lake campgrounds provide some of the most scenic sites to pitch a tent in Banff National Park. Waking up beneath the trees and stepping out to dappled sunlight and shimmering turquoise waters feels like a continued dream. And what better way to end a day in the mountains than by roasting marshmallows …

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Arethusa Cirque: How to Hike the BEST Larch Trail in Kananaskis

Arethusa Cirque is one of Kananaskis Country’s hidden gems, a beautiful 4.5 km loop nestled beneath dramatic peaks that weaves through forests, meadows, and the rocky remains of ancient glaciers. Not as well-known as neighboring Ptarmigan or Pocaterra Cirques, but equally spectacular, Arethusa Cirque offers an incredibly rewarding experience for relatively low effort. The short …

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How to Hike to STUNNING Lillian Lake & Galatea Lakes

If you love alpine lakes, this is the hike for you! With three alluring lakes nestled below jagged peaks, Lillian and Galatea Lakes via Galatea Creek is one of the most beautiful hikes in Kananaskis Country! Rushing streams, an easy to follow route, and stunning views, make this lush out-and-back trail a great hike that …

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picklejar lakes

How to Hike the Picklejar Lakes Trail in Kananaskis Country

Picklejar Lakes is one of the most beloved and picturesque hikes in Kananaskis Country. It features not one, but four shimmering alpine lakes! The varied scenery combined with non-technical terrain makes for a compelling journey that can be managed by seasoned and aspiring hikers alike.  Spoiler alert, there are no pickles on this hike. Rumour …

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5 BEST Places to Cross-Country Ski in Kananaskis

The Canadian Rockies are a paradise for skiing in every form…alpine, backcountry, and of course, nordic or cross-country skiing. I’ll admit that I was initially intimidated by the prospect of cross-country skiing in a landscape known for its steep slopes, but the valleys of Kananaskis Country offer hundreds of kilometers of flat and rolling trails, frequented …

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Floe Lake

Floe Lake: Ultimate Hiking and Camping Guide

Floe Lake is a pristine glacial oasis located on the edge of Kootenay National Park in British Columbia, just west of Banff National Park. The high elevation keeps Floe Lake snowbound for most of the year, but those who make the journey during the summer and early fall are well-rewarded for their efforts. Verdant meadows …

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