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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

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 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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