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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!

Kananaskis camping: What you need to know

By |2020-05-23T10:01:01-06:00February 11th, 2020|Categories: Travel|Tags: , , |

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.

Sidney, B.C.: All the best things to do here

By |2020-05-28T11:33:00-06:00February 4th, 2020|Categories: Travel|Tags: , |

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.

10 Awesome things to do in Parksville

By |2020-06-04T20:02:44-06:00January 21st, 2020|Categories: Travel|Tags: , |

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.

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.