Review: Is the Glacier View Lodge Worth It?

Nestled right between Banff and Jasper National Park along the stunning Icefields Parkway, Glacier View Lodge stands as a testament to nature’s grandeur and human ingenuity. Situated at the foot of Athabasca Glacier, this unique lodge offers unforgettable views, comfortable rooms, and the perfect place to call home while exploring nearby sights like the Jasper …

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How To Visit Surprise Corner Viewpoint in Banff

Surprise Corner is a spectacular viewpoint of the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and the Spray Valley. It is easily one of the most famous photo spots in Banff. “The Castle of The Rockies” sits at the base of Sulphur Mountain with the roaring Bow Falls in the foreground. Since it’s only a few minutes outside …

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Banff Gondola vs Lake Louise Gondola • Which to Choose?

If you’re planning your Banff itinerary, you’ve probably realized there are multiple gondolas and chairlifts to choose from. As they are expensive experiences in an already costly destination, it’s easy to feel pressure about selecting the right one. Most people debate about choosing the Banff Gondola over the Lake Louise Gondola, or vice versa. If …

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Lake Louise Canoe Rental: 10 Tips You NEED to Know

For many, canoeing on Lake Louise is a highlight of their trip to Banff National Park. There is likely no place more quintessential to rent a canoe in Banff than Lake Louise. It’s one of the most spectacular scenes in the world. It’s tough to find a more spectacular scene to paddle through as you …

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What To Pack For Banff And Canadian Rockies

The ULTIMATE Banff Itinerary You Should Follow (2024)

Planning a trip to Banff and need a helpful Banff itinerary? Then you are in for a trip of a lifetime, because Banff National Park is truly one of the most spectacular places in the entire world. The first time we visited Banff, we knew it was something special. It was so special that we …

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Things to do in Canmore

60 BEST Things To Do In Canmore, Alberta

Before we made a home in Canmore, we researched all the best things to do in Canmore, like you! Canmore offers visitors many attractions, great restaurants, and stunning views, especially for a small Canadian mountain town. It is one of the most beautiful towns we’ve ever visited. Whenever I walk out of the grocery store …

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20 Tips For Biking The Bow Valley Parkway in 2024

The Bow Valley Parkway, or the 1A, is a road every visitor should find themselves on at least once. What is the Bow Valley Parkway? Before the Trans Canada Highway, the Bow Valley Parkway was the original road linking Banff and Lake Louise in the early 1900s. Now, this 50km road is primarily used for …

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15 Best Things to Do in Red Deer, Alberta

Red Deer is a charming urban oasis and the third-largest city in Alberta. Set between Calgary and Edmonton it’s often overlooked as a travel destinations, but some hidden gems can be found here. Named after the roaring river that runs through it, The Cree referred to the river as Waskasoo Seepee, translating to “Elk River,” …

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Kananaskis Hikes

22 BEAUTIFUL Kananaskis Hikes To Tackle (2024)

Our past summers have been filled with a plethora of spectacular Kananaskis hikes. Every day we can, we leave our home in Canmore and explore the fantastic provincial park in our backyard. Many beautiful memories have been made around Kananaskis Country. I want to share our favorite Kananaskis hikes from our summers in the Canadian …

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Golden vs Banff • The Mountain Town That Might Save You a Buck

As the prices in Banff, Jasper, and Canmore continue to rise, many visitors find themselves looking for more affordable options. When it comes to accommodation in the summer, there is hardly anything reasonably priced, and that’s when we start recommending alternatives to budget-conscious travelers. When searching, many will see the small town of Golden within …

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