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Ultimate Road Trips: 6 Days In The Northern Rockies

This post is part of the ongoing “Ultimate Road Trip” series. To read more about the places visited or the experiences had, simply click on the post description below. Cheers! Earlier this year, I finally checked-off a bucket-list item that I’ve been waiting for years to get to: The Northern Rocky Mountains. Consulting only a […]

The best idea in wildlife conservation you didn’t know existed…

Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada, and the surrounding Canadian National Parks are world-renowned for their mountains, rivers and lakes, glaciers, and wildlife. Yet, they are also leading the world in something you may have never even known existed: animal crossing overpasses and underpasses. The Best Idea In Wildlife Conservation You Didn’t Know Existed: Animal […]

Waterton Lakes National Park, Forest Fire Edition (Alberta, Canada)

I awoke early in Pincher Creek, inhaled my free breakfast, then drove 35 minutes south to the final Canadian National Park on my epic Parks Canada Discovery Pass tour, Waterton Lakes National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Welcome to Waterton Lakes National Park: “We’re Closed” By the time I arrived into the park, the entire park was […]

Review: Heritage Inn, Pincher Creek (Alberta, Canada)

  Review: Heritage Inn, Pincher Creek (Alberta, Canada): After my adventures in Yoho National Park and Kootenhay National Park, it was a long but pretty drive to Pincher Creek from Radium Hot Springs, BC. The Location: The fifth and final Canadian National Park I visiting on my epic Parks Canada Discovery Pass tour was Waterton Lakes […]

Hiking the Lake Agnes Teahouse Trail From Lake Louise, Banff National Park (Alberta, Canada)

The day in Banff National Park thus far had been amazing. The weather was great for hiking Johnston Canyon and Moraine Lake. I was hoping the weather would hold for another hike in Lake Louise as well. My goal for the afternoon was hiking the Lake Agnes Teahouse trail, another extremely popular hike in Banff […]

Hiking Moraine Lake in Banff National Park (Alberta, Canada)

The Johnston Canyon hike was beautiful and invigorating and, after a brief lunch in the town of Lake Louise, it was now time to drive to Moraine Lake for an early afternoon mini-hike. I met several hikers (both tourists and locals) that each told me the same thing: “Lake Louise is great, but Moraine Lake […]

Hiking Johnston Canyon (And The “Secret Cave Trail”), Banff National Park (Alberta, Canada)

After an early morning start in Canmore, followed by a self-guided walking tour of the Fairmont Banff Springs (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), I still had time to get in a mid-morning hike. And not just any hike — I’d be hiking Johnston Canyon, the most popular hike in all of the Canadian Rockies. Getting There: The […]

Walking Tour of the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff National Park (Alberta, Canada)

My first full day in Banff National Park started with a large breakfast and a lot of coffee at the Holiday Inn Canmore. It would be hard to top the previous day’s activities (walking on a glacier at the Columbia Icefield, the Glacier Skywalk, and Athabasca Falls) in Jasper National Park, but I was going […]

Review: Holiday Inn Canmore (Canmore, Alberta, Canada)

Having spent the previous night at the wonderful Hinton Holiday Inn Express & Suites just outside of Jasper National Park, I made my way back down south to the outskirts of Banff National Park to the Holiday Inn Canmore. Holiday Inn Canmore: The Redemption Now, one of the first things you’ll notice when trying to […]

Hiking The Athabasca Falls Trail, Jasper National Park (Alberta, Canada)

The Athabasca Falls Trail: Located about 32km south of the town of Jasper (in Jasper National Park), the Athabasca Falls Trail is an easy 1km out and back trail. The entrance lies just off the Icefields Parkway (Highway 93), on the 93A exit. The Athabasca Falls Trail is extremely popular, as such, it has a decent […]

The Glacier Skywalk, Jasper National Park (Alberta, Canada)

After an incredible experience walking on the Athabasca Glacier, it was time to hop back on a bus for the 6km (5 minute) drive up the Icefields Parkway to the next stop on the “Glacier Adventure”, the Glacier Skywalk. The Glacier Skywalk: The Pathway to the Skywalk: The bus from the Athabasca Glacier will drop […]

The Columbia Icefield, Jasper National Park (Alberta, Canada)

Welcome to Jasper National Park! After leaving Calgary for Banff, and then heading up the Icefields Parkway (Highway 93) into Jasper National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), I had finally arrived at the Park’s main attraction: The Columbia Icefield. The Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre: The first stop, is the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre. […]

Driving the Icefields Parkway in Jasper National Park (Alberta, Canada)

Note: This post covers only the driving portion of the Icefields Parkway. Subsequent posts will feature The Columbia Icefield, The Glacier Skywalk, and Athabasca Falls.  Canada Highway 93: The Icefields Parkway is the name of the part of Canada Highway 93 that runs between Banff National Park and Jasper National Park north of Highway 1 (The […]

Review: Hinton Holiday Inn Express & Suites (Hinton, Alberta, Canada)

Hinton Holiday Inn Express & Suites: The Redemption The first IHG Hotel that I redeemed on my Canadian Rockies trip was the Hinton Holiday Inn Express & Suites. I got a pretty sweet deal as this hotel was going for $451 CAD ($365 USD) on my selected dates but I was able to redeem it for […]

Travel Experience: Calgary, Alberta (Canada)

Having waved to my friends on “the playa” at Burning Man 2017, it was now officially time to kick-off my next adventure, the Canadian Rockies. Welcome to Canada! This was my first trip to Calgary, and the Canadian Rockies for that matter, and I only had one day to check it out. I grabbed my […]

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