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Solo Trips and Tips blog posts and photos about traveling in Canada including road trips, hiking, kayaking, street art, graffiti, and more travel tips

Hiking Wilcox Pass Trail Jasper National Park

Hiking Wilcox Pass Trail Jasper National Park

Looking for a great hike with panoramic views on your way to Jasper? Wilcox Pass in Jasper National Park is an ideal hike for anyone driving the Icefields Parkway from Banff to Jasper. What makes Wilcox Pass trail the perfect hike is the fact that you can see spectacular views early into the hiking path. […]

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Golden British Columbia Rocky Mountains Vacation

Golden British Columbia Rocky Mountains Vacation

Where is the best place to explore the Canadian Rockies? There are many places, but one stands out for me as the perfect location for a Rocky Mountain vacation. Last summer I planned a road trip from Calgary to the small town of Golden British Columbia and enjoyed 10 beautiful days in the Rockies. The […]

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8 Easy Hikes in Calgary Alberta

8 Easy Hikes in Calgary Alberta

My hometown has beautiful hiking trails and bike paths all around the city. Anyone who knows me knows I love to hike. Even when I’m in staying in a city I will seek out the urban hikes and enjoy the outdoors as much as possible. It’s a necessity for me. I need to spend time […]

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11 Fun Things to Do in Jasper National Park

11 Fun Things to Do in Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park is an outdoor wonderland in Canada. Located north of Banff National Park and reached via the Icefields Parkway, Jasper will steal your heart. Mountains, glaciers, stunning lakes, hot springs, canyons, forests, and beautiful night skies are yours to explore. All 11,000 square kilometers. If you are an outdoorsy person you should make […]

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7 Amazing Waterfall Hikes in Alberta

7 Amazing Waterfall Hikes in Alberta

Alberta is home to some of Canada’s most beautiful places to see. From the Rocky Mountains and turquoise glacier fed lakes to the open prairies and brilliant yellow canola fields. Today I’m focusing on the pretty waterfalls you can hike to in Alberta. My first waterfall hike in Alberta was one of the most magnificent […]

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Pyramid Island at Pyramid Lake Jasper National Park

Pyramid Island at Pyramid Lake Jasper National Park

One of the most beautiful places in Jasper National Park is Pyramid Lake and the little Pyramid Island. Both have wonderful views of Pyramid Mountain. When the lake is calm you get to see extraordinary reflections in the water. I’ve hiked, kayaked, relaxed on the beach, and watched the sunset from Pyramid Lake Jasper. Jasper […]

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Hiking the Bow River Trail Canmore Alberta

Hiking the Bow River Trail Canmore Alberta

The town of Canmore is home to the stunning beauty of the Canadian Rockies and the turquoise waters of the Bow River. One of the best things to do in Canmore is hike the Bow River Trail. Last summer I took a day trip to Canmore from Calgary and hiked along the Bow all afternoon. […]

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Mistaya Canyon Hike (Icefields Parkway) Banff National Park

Mistaya Canyon Hike (Icefields Parkway) Banff National Park

I’m so happy that I chose to take the scenic route to Calgary Alberta after my 10-day stay in Golden BC. Choosing a detour to the magnificent Mistaya Canyon on the Icefields Parkway scenic highway was a good decision. The weather forecast looked not so great in Lake Louise and Banff, so I opted to […]

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