Want to explore both sides of the Canadian Rockies (Alberta and British Columbia) and drive a circular road trip route? This 9/12 day route showcases some of the Canadian Rockies’ most iconic sights as well as some beautiful off-the-beaten-track locations
The ‘heart’ of Alberta can be found in the small yet surprisingly expansive town of Stettler. This local hub of 5k punches well above its weight, with more interesting things to do in the area than you may initially expect.
Blink and you may just miss the Village of Alix in central Alberta…and if you do, you’d miss out. Alix may be small, but it has a surprising amount of fun activities and things to do, with some being particularly unique to the area. Discover everything you need to know to spend a fun day in Alix, Alberta.
Stretching 1,123km along the formidable Rockies, the Great Divide Trail is Canada’s ultimate long distance hiking adventure. Discover a brief history of the trail, a route rundown and essential planning info as well as a summary of our own GDT section hike
Rolling countryside meets prairie in the small city of Lacombe, Central Alberta. Often cited as one of the best places to live in the province, Lacombe is up and coming on the travel scene as well. Always curious to explore lesser known places, we recently visited in both winter and late spring to see what Lacombe had to offer for ourselves.
Snowshoeing in Banff National Park is a must when visiting in winter. And Sunshine Meadows is one of the best places to go, a powder paradise with no-one else in sight. Here’s everything you need to know
There’s definitely no shortage of fun things to do in Banff in winter. In this post, we’ll share our absolute top picks for things to do in Banff in winter as well as 20+ more ideas, to help you make your trip the best it can be!
Covered in 36 inches of ice and rippled with recently fallen snow, Pigeon Lake, near Edmonton, is an unlikely spot for a golfing tournament. But add in 240 golfers, 27 holes and buckets of brightly coloured balls and you have the most brr-illiant way to embrace the end of winter.
A Vancouver to Calgary road trip offers a highlights reel of BC and Alberta. This post features our top five Vancouver to Calgary road trips, including the classic Highway 1 route as well as three beyond the beaten path alternatives and our ultimate round trip itinerary.
Glacier-fed and surrounded by impossibly high mountains, Maligne Lake offers the most epic multi-day canoe trip in the Canadian Rockies. In this post, I’m going to tell you everything you need to know about planning a Maligne Lake canoe trip.
Surrounded by green space, bisected by the Red Deer River and a short drive from pristine wilderness, there’s plenty to keep you busy in Sundre, Alberta! Read on to discover all of the best things to do in Sundre and the wider West Country area
The Overlander Mountain Lodge sits just two minutes drive from the east entrance gates of Jasper National Park. It’s the perfect base from which to explore one of Canada’s most spectacular natural areas. But this convenient location is only the first of many reasons to stay at the Overlander. Read on to discover more about the Overlander Mountain Lodge and why you should be planning a trip there ASAP!
Planning to explore Canada’s amazing National Parks this year? Get prepared and learn what you need to know about the National Park fee system and Discovery Passes in 2023!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Banff, Alberta, is the jewel of the Rockies. It’s also the most expensive summer destination in Canada and experiencing a tourism boom. There are other, equally magnificent, options. Here are my top five alternatives to Banff and everything you need to know about them!
A popular start or ending point for adventures and excursions in the Canadian Rockies, Calgary is a city that deserves more than an overnight stopover. Here are 15+ things to do in Calgary for adults that will make you want to stay longer!
Imagine a place with all of the incredible mountain vistas of Banff National Park but none of the mass tourism. This is Alberta’s Kananaskis Valley and the best way to explore is from Mount Engadine Lodge, a road accessible wilderness lodge with all the comforts of civilisation.