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Hiking the Eva Lake Trail, Mount Revelstoke National Park, BC

Subalpine meadows filled with vibrant wildflowers and backdropped by snow capped mountains. Boulderfields squeaking with impossibly cute marmots and pikas. And finally, a turquoise-coloured lake with mirror-like reflections. The Eva Lake Trail in Mount Revelstoke National Park offers all this and more!

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GMC Savana Van Conversion: What Worked and What Didn’t

Time for a van update! We converted our GMC Savana van back in April/May 2018 and have since driven over 50,000 kilometres across Canada, living in it full time for over fourteen months. I’m sharing which aspects of our van conversion worked (and those we love!) as well as the ones we have since had to change (and even remove in some cases)

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Frosty Mountain Larches, Manning Park: Everything You Need to Know

Every autumn, E.C. Manning Provincial Park plays host to a little colour changing magic. This is all thanks to the Frosty Mountain larches, which turn a gorgeous golden yellow before the needles drop. Read on to discover everything you need to know about visiting the Frosty Mountain larches in Manning Park including when to go, how to hike there and what to bring.

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Canoeing Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Emerald Lake: Complete Guide and Comparison

Gorgeous glacial lakes are a hallmark of the Canadian Rockies, with canoeing being the perfect way to fully appreciate the beauty and tranquility of them. Read on to discover all the details you need to know to go canoeing on Lake Louise, Moraine Lake and Emerald Lake.

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Burgess Shale Fossil Hunting in Walcott Quarry, Yoho National Park

Sitting on the slopes of a mountain in Yoho National Park, I found myself picking up and holding a slab of shale containing a half a billion year old fossil from an ancient seafloor. With a guided hike to Walcott Quarry, you too can discover this unique link to the past.

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How to Buy the Best Snowshoes: A Complete Guide

As well as being a fun low-impact way to explore winter landscapes, snowshoeing is also incredibly affordable. All you need is a pair of snowshoes and some appropriate winter clothing to get started. This snowshoe buying guide includes everything you need to know about buying the best snowshoes for you.

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Exploring Rat’s Nest Cave with Canmore Cave Tours

The Banff area has some of the most impressive scenery in Canada but did you know that there’s also incredible beauty to be found underground as well? One of the largest cave systems in Canada is located in nearby Canmore, just 20 minutes drive east of Banff. Read on to discover everything you need to know about exploring Rat’s Nest Cave with Canmore Cave Tours!

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Unique Places to Stay: Charming Inns of Alberta

If you like staying at places with soul and distinctive character, you’ll love the Charming Inns of Alberta. This collection of 12 independently owned properties put bland, characterless hotel rooms to shame. Read on to discover more about our Charming Inns experience, along with personal recommendations of places to go when you book your own stay.

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Climbing Mt Norquay’s Via Ferrata, Banff, Alberta

Offering a mix of climbing, hiking and scrambling, Via Ferrata is an exciting way to explore mountainous areas in complete safety. Mt Norquay (near Banff, Alberta) has four thrilling Via Ferrata courses, each offering phenomenal views of the Bow Valley mountains. We recently tried the challenging Skyline route.

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