Here’s a look at where you can stay with your family in Banff for a Christmas weekend, what you can do to celebrate the holidays, and some of the best places to eat.
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What To Expect At Nightrise in Banff on Sulphur Mountain
Here is a peek into what Nightrise looks like at the top of Sulphur Mountain in Banff this winter:
Tee Time #12: Golf in the Rockies at Brewster’s Golf Kananaskis Ranch
Sitting on the first tee at Brewsters Golf Kananaskis Ranch, with Mount Yamnuska towering in the distance, you can’t help but pause your swing and take the scenery in.
These Were The Most Popular Hikes In Alberta For 2020
According to a 2020 year end email AllTrails sent to users, these are the most popular hikes in Alberta. From Banff National Park to Alberta’s Provincial Parks to Jasper National Park, 7 of the most popular hikes in Canada are right here.
Tee Time #11: Golf Among the Hoodoos of the Canadian Badlands at Dinosaur Trail Golf Club, Drumheller
The Dinosaur Trail Golf Club in Drumheller offers a unique golfing experience. With a vintage front 9 nestled in a river valley, and a dramatic back 9 meandering through the hoodoos and badlands, this challenging course is gorgeous.
Rocky Mountain Hikes: Mist Mountain Hot Springs
Here’s how to find the Mist Mountain Hot Spring on the Highwood Pass! Mist Mountain is a popular hike in Kananaskis Country not just for its challenging summit, but because about halfway up, you can take a detour to the Mist Mountain Hot Spring – a random, warm water hot spring big enough for 2 or 3 people at a time.
Rocky Mountain Hikes: Table Mountain In Castle Provincial Park, Alberta
Hiking Table Mountain in the Crowsnest Pass of Alberta offers a chance to get jaw dropping photos on the top of towering cliffs. Here’s a review of this epic hike in the Rocky Mountains.
Rocky Mountain Hikes: Ha Ling and Miners Peak in Canmore
What you need to know about Ha Ling Peak, a very popular Rocky Mountain hike in Canmore and near Calgary. It’s a short, steep climb with a redesigned trail to make it easier to get to the top and see fabulous views.
The 5 Best Places To Stop And Take Pictures On The Icefields Parkway
The Icefields Parkway is the most scenic drive in all of Canada (and perhaps the world). Here are the 5 best places to stop and take pictures along the Icefield Parkway in Banff and Jasper National Parks.
Rocky Mountain Hikes Near Calgary: Prairie Mountain, Prairie Creek, Powderface Creek Trail Loop
Prairie Mountain is a popular hike in Elbow Valley near Calgary. You can climb straight up and straight down, or you can navigate this loop and see creeks, meadows, pine trees, and bursts of alpine flowers.
Tee Time #9: Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course
A review of the Jasper Park Lodge Golf Club, the legendary Stanley Thomspon design. This course is routinely one of the best in Canada and it holds up nearly a century after persimmon woods tried to tackle the 600 yard par 5s.
Rocky Mountain Hikes: Barrier Lake Fire Lookout, Yates Mountain, Jewell Pass on The Prairie View Trail
The Jewell Pass via Prairie View Trail, and Barrier Lake Fire Lookout hike has all sorts of rewards for your efforts. You can hit 3 different summit points, there’s a waterfall, cooling creeks, and a wide-open lakeshore to explore dotted with forests and meadows.
Rocky Mountains Hiking In Alberta: Canyon Creek Ice Cave
The Canyon Creek Ice Cave Trail in Kananaskis Country, Alberta is a unique adventure in the Rocky Mountains. It’s got fossil hunting, mountain biking, scrambling, and spelunking!
The Best Camera Is The One You Have On You – How My iPhone Is Replacing My DSLR
Here are some great ideas to get better pictures from iPhone to help you ditch the bulky DSLR. If I can become a published photographer with an old iPhone, you can too!
Blue Monday In The Sunshine
Getting up at 4 in the morning for work has its advantages. I need to remind myself of this each night when, at around 6:45, I start to get cranky and tired. Getting up at…
Stargazing At The Summit Of The Rockies
Taking the Banff Gondola to the summit of the Rockies gives you more than just the best view down, you have the chance for stargazing and astrophotography!