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Grotto Canyon Unique Canmore Hike in Kananaskis Country

Grotto Canyon Unique Canmore Hike in Kananaskis Country

Grotto Canyon trail in Kananaskis Country, near Canmore Alberta, is unique in several ways including the pictographs on the canyon wall. I might have missed the rock paintings but another hiker pointed out the general location earlier along the hike. The trailhead to Grotto Canyon hike is on the left side of the parking lot. […]

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Valley of the Five Lakes Trail Best Easy Hike Jasper National Park

Valley of the Five Lakes Trail Best Easy Hike Jasper National Park

Valley of the Five Lakes trail offers five stunningly beautiful glacier lakes in one easy hike at Jasper National Park. Imagine five pristine lakes in shades of glistening emerald green to brilliant turquoise blue. A peaceful setting in the Canadian Rockies, surrounded by forest. Feast your eyes on some of nature’s most magnificent work in […]

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Bow Summit Peyto Lake Hike Icefields Parkway Banff

Bow Summit Peyto Lake Hike Icefields Parkway Banff

Peyto Lake hike to the upper lookout trail at Bow Summit along the Icefields Parkway is the best place to view Peyto Lake. Skip past the tourists at the viewing platforms and hike Bow Summit instead. I’ve seen Peyto in sunshine, gusting winds, drizzling rain, and through snowflakes or sleet. Peyto is unmistakable for both […]

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Grassi Lakes Canmore Hike in Alberta’s Kananaskis Country

Grassi Lakes Canmore Hike in Alberta’s Kananaskis Country

Grassi Lakes is a beautiful Kananaskis hike with views of Canmore, a gorgeous waterfall, and two stunning aquamarine glacial lakes. There are two trails leading to the lakes. One is steeper and more difficult while the other trail is on a gravel road with gradual incline but lacking the views. If you are new to […]

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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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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 of Banff Hiking Waterfalls and Ink Pots

Johnston Canyon Hike Best of Banff Hiking Waterfalls and Ink Pots

Johnston Canyon is an easy hike in Banff with two beautiful waterfalls and a more moderate hike 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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YYC = Calgary Alberta Canada Airport Code

YYC = Calgary Alberta Canada Airport Code

  YYC is the airport code for my hometown Calgary Alberta Canada. I enjoyed a visit with my family and just returned yesterday. I like to visit Calgary towards the end of June so that I can enjoy the long summer days. It’s great weather for hiking and being outdoors.     I’ll just give […]

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