Archive of posts tagged "alberta"

Unique Accommodations in Southern Alberta


Thursday, May 19th, 2016 — 6:14pm PDT
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I stepped out across the front stone path in the early morning to take a photo of the impressive, luxury log home in which I slept as blissfully as a hibernating grizzly that night. Sunlight had streamed into the bedroom from behind the poplar forest at Back to Nature Retreat and I was ready to […]

Springtime in the Rockies: Activities and Adventures


Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 — 3:26pm PDT
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As the first snow started to fall last autumn, John and I got to experience the rugged beauty of the Rockies (along with its culinary and craft beer culture) in between end-of-season adventures. Now as the ice thaws and the snow melts, the Rocky Mountains come alive once more with activities just waiting to be […]

Explore Edmonton: Beyond the Mall


Thursday, December 17th, 2015 — 11:19am PDT
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At 5.3 million square feet, and with approximately 30.8 million visitors each year, West Edmonton Mall has been Alberta’s top tourist attraction for the past three decades. However, as John and I discovered on our recent tour of wild rose country, there’s much more to Alberta’s capital city than its epic shopping mecca. Where to […]

Finding Dark Sky for Stargazing in Alberta


Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 — 11:30am PDT
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We stood out on a dock at Lac Beauvert in Jasper, on an October night so clear that the only clouds around were the ones we made with our breath. Across the lake, the bass from a wedding party thumped at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge and above us hung a moon so full we […]

Our Morning Helicopter Tour in Canmore


Monday, November 23rd, 2015 — 3:26pm PDT
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Photographs from our morning helicopter tour in Canmore, Alberta with Alpine Helicopter. […] This has been my summer of helicopters and each time the door is shut, headsets are adorned, and the rotor blade spins, my heart races and prepares for not only the amazing scenery I am about to witness, but for the thrill of the ride.

Warm Up to Calgary This Winter


Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 — 12:07pm PDT
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Stepping off the plane at YYC airport you’ll find that the terminal is full of friendly White Hat volunteers, wearing the signature cowboy hats you may associate with the Calgary Stampede, and the city of Calgary itself. Stetsons, steaks, sprawl, and steeds, that’s what one might purely think of this Albertan metropolis, unless they’ve visited […]