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Overlander Mountain Lodge: Serenity at the Edge of Jasper National Park

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!

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Hiking the Iceline Trail, Yoho National Park: Complete Guide

The Iceline, Yoho National Park’s signature hiking trail, showcases breathtaking alpine panoramas, spectacular waterfalls and lush subalpine meadows. It’s a true feast for the eyes, especially if you love glaciers and snow capped mountains. For all these reasons and more, we rate the Iceline Trail as one of British Columbia’s best day hikes.

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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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