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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

Cape Breton Accommodations  Cabot Trail Cottage Rentals Nova Scotia

Cape Breton Accommodations Cabot Trail Cottage Rentals Nova Scotia

Cutest cottage on Cape Breton Island Nova Scotia could be yours for a few nights. If you’re lucky like me. A few people recommended that I visit Ingonish during my visit to Cape Breton Island from mainland Nova Scotia. From bartenders to RCMP officers, for real! Seriously, I received Cape Breton travel recommendations from an […]

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Icefields Parkway Itinerary Best Photo Stops for Lakes Waterfalls Hikes

Icefields Parkway Itinerary Best Photo Stops for Lakes Waterfalls Hikes

Looking for a scenic drive in the Alberta Rocky Mountains? This Icefields Parkway itinerary will get you the best photo ops at the most stunning spots between Lake Louise and Jasper. This road trip is rated as one of the Top 10 most scenic drives in the world and it takes you through the top […]

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Ovens Natural Park Sea Cave Trail and Campgrounds Nova Scotia

Ovens Natural Park Sea Cave Trail and Campgrounds Nova Scotia

My first outing after the long road trip to Bridgewater Nova Scotia turned into a day trip touring a bit of the South Shore area with a stop at Ovens Natural Park. I enjoyed the views from atop the cliffs and the interpretive sea cave trail. In addition there is a café as well as […]

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Drumheller Attractions at Canadian Badlands – Day Trip from Calgary

Drumheller Attractions at Canadian Badlands – Day Trip from Calgary

Looking for the perfect day trip from Calgary, tourists most often think of the Canadian Rockies with panoramic mountain views, gorgeous waterfalls, tons of hiking trails, and beautiful glacier lakes. But one of the best day trips from Calgary is actually in the other direction. Only 130 km (80 miles) from Calgary, the Drumheller Badlands offer plenty […]

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Parker Ridge Trail Day Hike on Icefields Parkway Banff to Jasper

Parker Ridge Trail Day Hike on Icefields Parkway Banff to Jasper

While I’m spending time with family this summer my sister and I decided to take a road trip mini vacation to Jasper. Hoping to avoid the biggest crowds we left Calgary on Tuesday and returned Friday. While planning our 4 day Jasper getaway we looked for a great day hike on the way to Jasper […]

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Fullerton Loop Kananaskis Hike near Bragg Creek Alberta

Fullerton Loop Kananaskis Hike near Bragg Creek Alberta

Fullerton Loop trail near Bragg Creek in Kananaskis Country is an easy day hike if you are driving from Calgary. What I love about this trail: Beautiful Elbow River views The elevation gain gives me a decent workout There’s plenty of parking at the trailhead     About Fullerton Loop trail Kananaskis Looking for good […]

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Ptarmigan Cirque Hike Easy Hiking Trail Kananaskis Country

Ptarmigan Cirque Hike Easy Hiking Trail Kananaskis Country

  Ptarmigan Cirque hike is one of the most scenic of the Kananaskis hiking trails. It’s an easy drive from Calgary, Canmore, or Banff. There are beautiful mountain views along Hwy 40 (aka Kananaskis Trail or Bighorn Hwy) to Peter Lougheed Provincial Park. Kananaskis Country is home to some of the best hikes in Alberta. […]

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Johnston Canyon Hike – Best Banff Waterfalls – Plus Ink Pots

Johnston Canyon Hike – Best Banff Waterfalls – Plus Ink Pots

Johnston Canyon is an easy hike in Banff with two beautiful waterfalls plus a more difficult trail up to the ink pots. Located 25 km (16 miles) from the town of Banff, this hike follows along the Johnston Creek. This is one of the most popular hiking trails in the park. It is suitable for […]

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Canada Road Trip – 5 Awesome Glacial Lakes to Visit in BC and Alberta

Canada Road Trip – 5 Awesome Glacial Lakes to Visit in BC and Alberta

What was the biggest highlight of my solo road trip from Vancouver to Calgary? Most definitely the glacial lakes in the Rocky Mountains. Unbelievable turquoise color lakes. Yes the colors truly do show up in magnificent hues of emerald green to turquoise all due to a special ingredient in glacial lakes. People often ask me […]

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Remic Rapids Ottawa River and the Art of Rock Balancing

Remic Rapids Ottawa River and the Art of Rock Balancing

The first afternoon of my solo trip to Ottawa I decided to go for a walk along the Ottawa River and I discovered the wonderful Rock Art exhibit at Remic Rapids. I glimpsed a grouping of stones balanced on one another like an inukshuk. Walking further down the river I saw dozens of balanced rock art sculptures.   […]

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Ottawa Locks UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Rideau Canal

Ottawa Locks UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Rideau Canal

On my recent solo trip to Ottawa I visited the Ottawa Locks on the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A series of eight locks allow boats to travel between the Ottawa River and the Rideau Canal with a total lift of 79 feet. Located between Parliament Hill and the Chateau Laurier Hotel, the Ottawa Locks are […]

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Peace Tower Parliament Hill Ottawa Canada

Peace Tower Parliament Hill Ottawa Canada

On my third attempt I enjoyed a visit to the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill during my solo trip to Ottawa Canada. My first attempt failed due to a scheduled protest on Parliament Hill in the afternoon. My second attempt I arrived too near closing time but I did receive some useful information from the staff, […]

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