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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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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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What To Do in Wells Gray Provincial Park, British Columbia

Wells Gray Provincial Park is a huge wilderness area in British Columbia, featuring as many as 39 spectacular waterfalls as well as pristine glacier-fed lakes, snow capped mountains and more. This post will tell you everything you need to know to plan a visit, focusing particularly on the scenic Clearwater Valley Road drive through the park and the waterfalls that make Wells Gray so unique.

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16 Fast and Fun Hikes in Penticton, British Columbia

The sun drenched landscape of British Columbia’s southern Okanagan Valley lends itself perfectly to scenic hiking trails, with a concentration around the community of Penticton. Here are sixteen of our favourite fast and fun Penticton hikes, from Giant’s Head Mountain and Mount Nkwala to the Kettle Valley Railway Trail

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Ultimate Hiking Guide to the Cape Scott Trail, Vancouver Island

The Cape Scott Trail is a 47km hiking adventure through lush rainforest, sand dunes, stunning beaches and interesting history in Cape Scott Provincial Park, at the very northwestern tip of Vancouver Island. Discover everything you need to know about this spectacular multi-day hike!

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8 of the Best (Tried + Tested!) Places to Stay in Tofino, British Columbia

Remote, wild and exquisitely beautiful, Tofino is a wonderland for nature lovers. But with such a huge choice in resorts, motels, B&Bs, campgrounds and hotels, choosing between places to stay in Tofino can feel like a difficult task. This guide features 8 of the best places to stay in Tofino

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