Travel

Open Top Touring brings vintage travel charm to Banff
Take in the fresh mountain air in these open roof vehicles

Open Top Touring stops at viewpoint in Banff
Checking out the new Open Top Touring in Banff

Cruise the mountains in style with Open Top Touring

Open Top Touring is the newest excursion to hit Banff National Park and you’ve probably never seen anything like it! You’ll get to drive around in style in their vintage-inspired open roof automobiles. Soak in all that mountain air, pine scent and warm sun along the way!  

This throwback experience takes you on a scenic drive through Banff to learn about the history, landmarks and sights that you may not already know about. Even though I have been to Banff View this Post

Enjoy an e-bike adventure in Banff
Pickup an e-bike rental from the SkiBig3 Adventure Hub to get started

E-biking in Banff
E-biking in Banff

There are so many adventures to be had in Banff and one you must try is by e-bike! E-bikes are an accessible and family-friendly way to take in the sights of Banff National Park (and get a little exercise too). With an e-bike, you’ll be able to pack a lot into a short bike ride, half-day or full day trip. Get ready to enjoy all the beauty that Banff has to offer by e-bike.

E-bike rentals at the SkiBig3 Adventure Hub

Bike rentals at SkiBig3 Adventure Hub on Banff Avenue.
Find e-bike rentals at the SkiBig3 Adventure Hub

E-bike rentals in Banff are easily accessed at View this Post

Winter in Jasper: Maligne Canyon Ice Walk
One of the coolest hiking trails in Jasper, Alberta

Maligne Canyon is one of the most popular walks in Jasper National Park. And for good reason! Only 10 minutes from town, it is a popular summer hike for Jasper visitors looking for stunning scenery. But as the temperatures go down, the Maligne Canyon Ice Walk turns into an entirely new winter terrain. Stunning waterfalls freeze into spectacular ice displays that will take your breath away.

Enjoying view at Maligne Canyon Ice Walk tour.

This family-friendly trail is well marked and easy to traverse even in the winter. The snow gets packed down easily as it is still a popular winter destination. With many starting points for the View this Post

Kananaskis Nordic Spa is great for a mountain escape

Kananaskis Nordic Spa pools

Say hello to the beautiful Kananaskis Nordic Spa.

You’ve probably never had a spa visit like the unique alpine experience being offered at the Kananaskis Nordic Spa. Like any girl, I love to get pampered at the spa. There’s nothing like a little rest and relaxation to help you wind down from the daily grind of life, family, kids, work and more.

Nestled in the Rocky Mountains, just 45 minutes west of Calgary, the Kananaskis Nordic Spa is earning some rave reviews and for good reason. Focusing on a mix of hydrotherapy and massage, the spa offers large and inviting View this Post

Experience the Cool Little Towns of Alberta

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There’s something about hay bales that feels so Alberta…

I’m a lifelong Albertan but I am sad to admit that I have not visited much of our fair province. That all changed when I set out on a day trip to explore just what Alberta has to offer. There are so many cool little towns just south of Calgary to visit, many less than an hour away! That’s less time than it would take from to get from the N.W. of Tuscany down to the S.E. of Mahogany. Leaving the city traffic behind, my friend and I hit the highway View this Post

Peak Trails: A Hike through Fullerton Loop

A mild winter + early spring = shoulder season hike! Fullerton Loop is a gentle trail that is great for families with wonderful views of the Elbow Valley. It’s a relatively easy hike (especially for non-hikers like myself).

The beautiful Elbow Valley below.

The beautiful Elbow Valley below.

The 2013 floods did some pretty big damage to the access trail. You used to park next to the river and walk underneath the Highway 66 bridge to get to the loop. Now you park on the other side of the highway closer to the Alberta Parks offices and follow the path to the Fullerton Loop trail View this Post

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