Kootenay National Park is a popular and quick escape from Calgary. It hugs the border between BC and Alberta and features many great hikes and backcountry camping experiences. The best campsite in Kootenay National Park…
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What To Do In Cranbrook, The Heart Of The Kootenays
Cranbrook makes for a great home base to daytrip around the Kootenays, but if you stop and see what there is to do in town, you just might never want to leave.
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Is A Family Friendly Classic
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort is the perfect place for families to get away any time of year. Canada’s largest hot springs is the focus and highlight, but there’s so much to do that makes this place a family tradition.
More Than 25 Places To Stop Between Calgary And Vancouver
You don’t need to drive from Calgary to Vancouver as fast as you can. It’s more enjoyable if you take your time and stop at all the things. Check these out!
Rocky Mountain Hikes For Kids #5: Stanley Glacier Hike In Kootenay National Park
The Stanley Glacier Hike in Kootenay National Park is a challenging hike for kids and a rewarding one too. An 11km return trip promises a fossil hunt in a spectacular hanging valley.
Sunshine Coast Hikes For Kids: Skookumchuck Narrows
The hike to Skookumchuck Narrows on the Sunshine Coast is a popular family affair. It’s long (for kids) at 10k return, but there’s a bakery, tide pools, and a visit to Endor if you plan your adventure right.
Halfway Between Calgary and Vancouver, The Best Western Sicamous Inn [REVIEW]
The Best Western Sicamous Inn has been named the people’s choice for best family hotel in Sicamous. It’s halfway between Calgary and Vancouver, making it a convenient stop to break up the long trip between the cities. Here’s a review of our recent stay.
MAYBE IT WAS SOMETHING I Ate (DRANK) #35: Craft Beer From The Sunshine Coast
There is craft beer to try on the sunshine coast. As you head past Gibson’s you’ll see the fields of Persephone, and Townsite Brewing is another ferry in Powell River.
Stops To Take When Driving The Crowsnest Highway: The Scenic Route From Calgary to Vancouver
It Is Deafeningly Quiet In The Middle Of Nowhere
I went and escaped for a few days this week. Up north, with no internet, no cell coverage, just nature – and quiet. Lots of quiet. Deafeningly quiet, really.
Maybe It Was Something I Ate #33: Pain Au Chocolat From The Lake Village Bakery In Osoyoos
There is a very cute and popular bakery in Osoyoos, the Lake Village Bakery. It’s right on Main St and sells out their huge fluffy croissants early each morning.
Where To Find U-Pick Orchards In The Okanagan
It’s easy to find U-Pick Orchards in the Okanagan. Peaches, pears, cherries, plums, apricots, nectarines, apples, are all on trees by the highway. Just keep your eyes out for a sign.
Staying On The Beach At Osoyoos Lake At The Holiday Inn Osoyoos [Review]
The Holiday Inn Osoyoos gets numerous unflattering reviews on Trip Advisor and social media weekly. And it deserves them, but then you can’t beat their location steps from the shore of Osoyoos Lake. If you want to stay at the lake, you have to pay for the privilege, and this hotelier knows it.
Maybe It Was Something I Ate (Drank) #32: 2013 Pinot Blanc from Nk’mip Cellars
I don’t get too fancy with my wine. i like what I like, each palate is unique that way. When in a wine producing region, I’ll go local and the 2013 Pinot Blanc from Nk’mip Cellars is my choice for this Osoyoos visit.
The Jacuzzi Suite At The Baker St Inn In Nelson [REVIEW]
We stayed at the Baker St Inn Nelson after making a last minute reservation. VERY last minute, we got the last room in the property, a jacuzzi suite. Here’s how it looks.
Calgary Escapes: Copper Point Resort, Invermere
[twitter]Here’s the thing about reviewing a restaurant, hotel, or experience: only the remarkable things stand out. If expectations are met, then that’s not remarkable, and you’re likely to be content, but not thrilled. If expectations…