Destination: Canada

Canada Travel Guides

From coast to coast, through mountain passes and across prairies and forest, I love my beautiful country. I’ve put together the following posts and travel guides detailing the amazing things to do and see in Canada. From big cities to smaller, less-touristed spots, these guides detail the must-see spots, along with lots of photography tips. I hope these guides inspires you to explore more of the best country on earth!

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Vancouver
Canada

Great Ways to Spend a Weekend in Vancouver

Vancouver is a favorite city among Canadians and tourists alike, with its plethora of outdoor activities and urban adventures to be found. If you are planning your first visit, I recommend coming in the dry summer months when there are …

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Hiking in Canada
Canada

14 of the Best Hikes in the Canadian Rockies

I’m getting excited about spring because that means it’s almost hiking season! I am fortunate to live close to the amazing Canadian Rocky Mountains, and world famous Banff National Park and spend a lot of time hiking. There are many beautiful …

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Canada

Canadian Rockies Snowboarding Guide: Part 1

I am fortunate to have been born and raised in Calgary, one of Canada’s biggest cities, and the gateway to the majestic Rocky Mountains. Within a two hour drive, there are several world-class ski resorts and a plethora of other …

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Canada

Snowboarding Canada’s Whistler Mountain Resort

A bucket list item for me has always been to snowboard Whistler Blackcomb, Canada’s largest and most famous ski resort. Located in the coastal mountains about 125 kilometers from Vancouver, Whistler was the official ski venue for the 2010 Olympic …

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Fernie
Canada

Winter Weekend in Fernie

Fernie is the quintessential Canadian mountain town, that makes the ideal weekend get-away. It’s one of my favorite spots in the Canadian Rockies, and not just for its incredible ski resort. It’s about 3 hours drive of Calgary and has a host …

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Banff
Canada

3 Banff National Park Day Hikes

I spend a lot of time hiking in the Canadian Rocky Mountains and Banff National Park. Here are some of my favorite hikes from recent years. All are a beginner to intermediate level and easily done as a day trip …

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Canada

Best Beginner Snowshoe Trails in Kananaskis

Western Canada is a premiere winter sport destination, and snowshoeing is a great way to enjoy the great outdoors during winter. Some of the best beginner destinations are a short drive from Calgary in Kananaskis country. Here are some great …

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Stampede
Canada

100 Years of the Calgary Stampede

As a born and raised Calgarian, I have attended the Calgary Stampede many times, and its a spectacle every time. The Stampede is a 10-day long event, held every year in early July and nicknamed “The Greatest Outdoor Show on …

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Lake O'Hara
Canada

Lake O’Hara Photography Weekend

I am a member of the local Foothills Camera Club and was thrilled when I won a draw for a coveted spot on their annual trip to Lake O’Hara. The trip included two nights stay at the Elizabeth Parker Alpine Hut, …

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Buchart Gardens
Canada

Beautiful Buchart Gardens

Over the summer I had the opportunity to visit beautiful Victoria. One of my favorite day trips is located just outside the city in Brentwood Bay. Buchart Gardens is a huge collection of floral gardens, fountains, ponds and a network …

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