Travel

What an Open Top Touring ride in Banff is like
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

Travel Alberta takes my breath away

Whoa! Travel Alberta is really upping their game when it comes to promoting our fair province. This fancy, shiny new commercial plays out like the ultimate prairie vacation clip showing all that Alberta has to offer.  As a lifelong Albertan, I’m even jealous and covetous of all the beautiful vistas, soaring panoramas and breathtaking adventures depicted. I love that this video will help attract lots of new visitors to come to my home province and bring much-needed tourism dollars and economic stimulation. In fact, this video makes me want to go explore myself and add a few local to-dos to View this Post

25 Places in Canada Every Family Should Visit

25 Places to Visit Canada

Jody Robbins’ new book features 25 locations around Calgary that your family should visit.

Oh Canada! Our home and native land is a bounty of endless adventures and landscapes to enjoy. With #Canada150 just around the corner, Canada has been named as the go-to destination for international and Canadian tourists alike. Our sesquicentennial celebration means a stay-cation is top of mind for many locals looking to enjoy all that Canada has to offer.

Local writer Jody Robbins has taken out the guesswork for us with her new book 25 Places in Canada Every Family Should Visit. Exactly like the View this Post

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