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!
It doesn't feel like camping season yet, but in a way it is. That's because many online reservation systems for campsites in Alberta open up for the summer season, like now. Here's a look at some of the biggest and best campsites to consider in the Kananaskis region, plus info on their amenities and how to book your site.
Everyone has their happy place and if I were to pick just one in Canada, it very well might be Sidney, B.C. This charming town lies just outside of Victoria, and holds a very dear place in my heart. Here's a look at all the fun things you can do in Sidney, plus where to find affordable accommodation and the freshest seafood in town.
Have you ever been to Parksville, a magical spot on Vancouver Island? If not, you'll want it to be on your radar. This small city sports endless shoreline and offers easy access to ancient coastal rainforests. It's one of those places where you can be adventurous, laze on a beach, steal away to a spa and get your fill of quality seafood. Here's a look at what my family and I get up to when we visit.
January isn't even finished yet and the reservation systems for camping in Banff National Park has already opened. Here's a look at the best campgrounds in and around Banff, plus their amenities and info on how to reserve your spot.
I've spent the past decade splitting my time between Calgary and Canmore. There's so many new hotels that have cropped up in Canmore, it can be hard to keep track. Here's a look at the best amenities each Canmore hotel, hostel, B&B and motel has to offer.
There are spas and then there are Nordic spas! If you've ever wondered what being whipped with birch branches inside a piping hot sauna is like, I help you out. Here's a peek inside my experience at Nordik-Spa Nature, just outside of Ottawa in Chelsea, Quebec.
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.
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.