23 Short & Easy Hikes in Kananaskis, Alberta

A guide to the best easy, short kananaskis hikes for kids, strollers, wheelchairs, or easy walking trails

Kananaskis country is a large section of the Alberta Rocky Mountains and their foothills that lies south of Jasper and Banff National Parks. The area encompasses around a dozen provincial, wildland, and ecological parks, with the town of Canmore being the main access point at its northern end. The best way to get to know …

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The 10 Best Edmonton Neighbourhoods to Explore

Do a quick search and you’ll find plenty of articles covering the best areas to live in Edmonton or the safest neighborhoods in Edmonton. This is not one of them. In this article, I’m going to cover the most interesting neighbourhoods in Edmonton to explore, either on foot or by your preferred mode of transportation. …

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Banff with Kids: 20+ Fun Things to Do in Canada’s Top National Park

The best things to do in Banff with kids

Banff was Canada’s first national park, and remains its most visited today. It is not difficult to see why. In summer, Banff’s stunning turquoise lakes are easily visited with kids, while winter turns the park into a snowy wonderland, with opportunities for skating, skiing, hot springs, and more. Growing up in Edmonton, the capital of …

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40+ Fun Things to Do in Canmore, Alberta

A detailed guide to the best things to do in Canmore, Alberta, Canada

Canmore is my dream town. I’ve been visiting since I was a kid, and hope to retire there someday (if I can afford it!) Located just six kilometers outside of Banff National Park on the TransCanada Highway, Alberta’s ninth largest town is often touted as a cheaper and less touristy alternative to Banff. But in …

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40+ Fun Things to Do in Red Deer, Alberta

Places to visit and things to do in Red Deer Alberta

Red Deer is Alberta’s third largest city. Located almost exactly halfway between Edmonton­ and Calgary, it has for much of its history been considered an important stopping point between the two. The local indigenous Cree people named the Red Deer River, after which the city is named, Waskasoo Seepee, or Elk River, the elk sometimes …

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40+ Awesome Things to Do in Waterton Lakes National Park

A guide to things to do in Waterton Alberta

Waterton Lakes National Park is one of the most bucket-list worthy things to do in Alberta, Canada’s most beautiful province. The park occupies the southwestern corner of Alberta and is often overshadowed by Alberta’s two larger Rocky Mountain national parks to the north, Banff and Jasper. Waterton offers everything that Jasper and Banff do, but …

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22 Unmissable Things to Do in Jasper in Winter

A detailed guide to Jasper in winter

Skating on frozen lakes, climbing walls of ice, exploring icy canyons, or gazing at snowy peaks from a hot tub – Canada’s Jasper National Park is abundant in life-changing experiences in winter. Growing up in Edmonton, the capital of Alberta, I’ve been lucky enough to visit Jasper in winter nearly every year since I was …

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15 Stunning, Easy-to-Reach Lakes in Banff National Park

The most beautiful and best lakes in Banff that are easily to reach

Banff National Park is the first, and to this day most popular of Alberta’s and Canada’s national parks. Dotting the park’s majestic landscape is a series of lakes so vibrantly turquoise in color that one can’t help but wonder whether Parks Canada is secretly dumping powdered paint into them at night to attract the masses …

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