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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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K Country Hiking the Bow River Trail Canmore Alberta

K Country 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 from Golden BC to Calgary AB – with a detour to the magnificent Mistaya Canyon on the Icefields Parkway scenic highway. The weather forecast looked not so great in Lake Louise and Banff, so I opted to drive north on the spectacular Icefields Parkway […]

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Boom Lake Banff Hiking Trail to Perfect Picnic Lakeside

Boom Lake Banff Hiking Trail to Perfect Picnic Lakeside

Boom Lake in Banff National Park is the perfect outing for a lakeside picnic and amazing views of the Rocky Mountains. Summertime in the Canadian Rockies makes me happy. This year I’ve already visited Banff, Jasper, Kootenay, and Waterton National Park. If always feels great to get outdoors and do some hiking in the mountains […]

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Takakkaw Falls Yoho National Park British Columbia

Takakkaw Falls Yoho National Park British Columbia

When I stayed in Golden British Columbia for ten days, I enjoyed some day trips to nearby hiking trails and gorgeous scenic drives. While I wouldn’t call the short walk to Takakkaw Falls a hike, it is a gorgeous stroll from the parking area, across the Yoho River, to the thundering waterfall. The trip to […]

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Beautiful Hike to Wapta Falls Yoho National Park British Columbia

Beautiful Hike to Wapta Falls Yoho National Park British Columbia

In July I took a solo road trip from Calgary to Golden BC and enjoyed 10 days exploring the area. There are lots of great hiking and biking trails in and around Golden. The town is surrounded by the Rocky Mountains and the location provides easy access to several national parks in BC and Alberta. […]

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Visitors Guide to Maligne Lake Jasper’s Most Popular Tourist Attraction

Visitors Guide to Maligne Lake Jasper’s Most Popular Tourist Attraction

Maligne Lake Jasper National Park Alberta Canada Maligne Lake is the most popular tourist site in Jasper National Park. That’s partly why I avoided it on my first visit to Jasper! On my recent solo road trip to Jasper from Calgary I decided to spend a day along the Maligne Valley, and I visited Maligne […]

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Medicine Lake Jasper National Park Alberta Canada

Medicine Lake Jasper National Park Alberta Canada

I love getting away to the Rocky Mountains when I go to Calgary each summer. One of my favorite places for a Canadian Rockies road trip is Jasper National Park. When I visited Jasper for a weekend this summer, I spent one day exploring the Maligne Valley to the east of Jasper. After hiking Maligne […]

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Maligne Canyon Hike Jasper National Park Canada

Maligne Canyon Hike Jasper National Park Canada

Maligne Canyon trail is located near the town of Jasper – it’s only a 15-minute drive from downtown Jasper. While you can access some hiking trails right from town it’s worth it to get out of town and drive (or bike) the Maligne Lake Road for some spectacular views in the Canadian Rockies. Maligne Canyon […]

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Athabasca Falls Jasper National Park Alberta Canada

Athabasca Falls Jasper National Park Alberta Canada

Athabasca Falls Jasper National Park Whenever I get a chance to visit a waterfall, especially in the mountains, I always jump at the opportunity. Spending time around water always makes me happier. Jasper’s Athabasca Falls move a massive amount of water through the canyon. The falls are an incredible sight to see and hear. It’s […]

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10 Day Nova Scotia Road Trip Itinerary (with Maps)

10 Day Nova Scotia Road Trip Itinerary (with Maps)

Nova Scotia is the ideal province in Canada for road trips and scenic drives because you’re never far from the ocean. You get to enjoy gorgeous coastal scenery all around this beautiful province. There’s a reason Nova Scotia is known as Canada’s Ocean Playground! Fishing, beachcombing, and whale watching are popular attractions you’ll want to […]

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5 Banff Hikes from Easy to Moderate – Best Hikes in Banff National Park

5 Banff Hikes from Easy to Moderate – Best Hikes in Banff National Park

The best hikes in Banff all provide exceptional views and vary from short easy hikes to full day adventures in the Rockies. These five Banff hikes will get you outdoors exploring the beauty of one of the most famous national parks in the world. All of these make great day trips from Banff, Lake Louise, […]

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