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Headed to Banff for kayaking? You’ll want to read this first!

By |2020-05-19T13:43:08-06:00May 19th, 2020|Categories: Health & Wellness|Tags: , |

Once restrictions have lifted, hiking in Banff is a no brainer. Kayaking is another invigorating way to explore this epic National Park. If you're looking for something different to do that's close to Calgary this summer, check out these top spots for kayaking in Banff and Lake Louise. We've got rental information, too!

Fantastic Banff events you need to attend this year

By |2020-06-04T20:03:30-06:00September 9th, 2019|Categories: Travel|Tags: , , |

With the kids back in school, this is when I start scheduling all the fun activities and events I want to do before year's end. And at this time of year, I love heading back to Banff. The crowds are gone and there's so many easily achievable bucket list things to tick off. Here's a look at my faves.

This is why you need to do the Lake Louise Gondola

By |2020-05-27T14:02:36-06:00August 1st, 2019|Categories: Travel|Tags: , , |

You don't need me to tell you Banff National Park is crazily crowded each summer. But most people don't realize how uncrowded its ski resorts are. You'll find free parking (and a shuttle into Lake Louise) from Lake Louise Ski Resort. AND... we spotted not 1, not 2, not 3,4,5, but 7 grizzly bears from the Lake Louise gondola! Here's a look at our experience, because you really ought to replicate it yourself.

Banff yoga and barre in the mountains

By |2019-07-31T21:50:44-06:00July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Health & Wellness|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Is your exercise routine in a rut? Mine was, until I tried this awesome, invigorating outdoor class at Sunshine Meadows. I felt so much better - physically and mentally afterwards. If you love being outdoors in Banff, and are into yoga or barre, you'll want to hit up these classes before summer's end. Here's all the deets...

Everything you need to know before skiing in Banff

By |2020-06-08T16:44:57-06:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: Travel|Tags: , , , |

It always surprises me how close we Calgarians are to the Rocky Mountains, yet how infrequently most folks I know go skiing in Banff. If you're limited to weekends it can get crowded, but I've found several work arounds. Here are my best tips for hacking Sunshine Village Ski Resort.

Forget Larch Valley! This is the best larch hike in Banff

By |2020-05-21T14:15:57-06:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: Health & Wellness|Tags: , , , |

Forget Larch Valley! I just found an uncrowded, easily accessible and easy-peasy hike just 20-minutes outside of Banff to view the larches. Here's all the deets on where this secret spot is and why you need to get there before the end of September.