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Why Does Jasper Even Celebrate Pride?

March 29, 2015

“Why Does Jasper Even Celebrate Pride?” That’s a question I heard a lot during the weeks leading up to my visit to the small rural mountain town, five hours north west of Calgary. In my lifetime, celebrating pride has gone …
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Did you know you can ski Alberta’s slopes using Google Maps?

March 17, 2015

I was planning an upcoming road trip and I just stumbled upon something really cool. Did you know that you can use Google Maps to check out any number of Alberta’s ski resorts. And I don’t mean their parking lots, …
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Campaign hopes to bring Kevin Bacon to Alberta town to dance away embarrassing new law!

March 11, 2015

Oh internet, you never cease to amaze me! You may have heard that the extremely small town of Taber, Alberta has recently passed a new law that makes it illegal to spit or swear in public. It also creates a …
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What is Alberta’s best backcountry secret? Meet Mount Engadine Lodge.

February 23, 2015

When it comes to experiences in Alberta’s mountains, there’s probably none more iconic than staying at the backcountry lodge. Far away from civilization, the internet and many of life’s distractions. Not to mention, you usually need to hike/ski/horseback ride to …
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Four very Alberta moments at the Oscars!

February 23, 2015

Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images Did you watch last night’s Oscars? There were certainly some highs and lows. Truthfully, I’m not sure how much I’ll remember of them this time next week. But, that’s not to say that it wasn’t …
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Alberta’s best staycation ideas!

February 18, 2015

It’s the time of year when families are thinking about what to do over spring break. But with more and more people watching their wallets, I wanted to come up with a list of family friendly day trips that are …
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18 months after it was stolen, Alberta man finds his dog in Claresholm!

January 28, 2015

Look, we all love pets, right? What’s not to love about pets? They’re cute, they’re fun and if you have anything but a cat, they generally do what you want them to do. And anytime I hear that someone’s pet …
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26 times Danielle Smith probably lied on Twitter….since October.

January 24, 2015

One of my favourite things about having my own blog is being able to look back over the past eight years and seeing all the things that have happened since I started this it.  It’s sort of like a time …
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The 24 hour activist

December 4, 2014

I want to tell you about today.  For you, it probably wasn’t a particularly different day and that’s great. But for me, it was a day that I never want to forget. And since I started this blog eight years …
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Five amazing tourism videos from across Canada!

November 6, 2014

Is it me or have some Canadian provinces been upping their game when it comes to tourism videos lately!  Yesterday, Destination BC released it’ new video and it’s looks like something out of Peter Jackson movie. So incredible. Newfoundland and …
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Aloha from Edmonton: Catching big waves in Alberta’s capital city!

October 9, 2014

This post is presented by Travel Alberta Hawaii Tofino The Dominican Republic. When you think of surfing, those are likely the places you think of. You probably don’t think about Alberta, which would be fair. When it comes to landlocked …
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Travel: A holiday on horseback turns into much more!

October 2, 2014

You may have noticed that I’ve had a pretty wild summer. Between the via ferrata, paddleboarding, rock climbing and hanging out with bears, I’ve been spending much of this summer being scared.  But rarely have I been nervous. Because at …
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A colourful guide to Alberta’s amazing larches!

September 22, 2014

This post is presented by Travel Alberta There’s lots of questions that everyone has been asked at least once in their life: What are you doing after graduation? Get up to anything fun this summer? Have you seen the larches? …
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From guns to dinosaurs: All’s Grand in Grande Prairie!

August 27, 2014

Presented by Travel Alberta Photo (below) via Jess Harcombe Fleming Photography In terms of booming cities, Grande Prairie is one of Alberta’s “boomiest.” Over the past couple of years, it’s become a hub for people working in living in north western …
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Video: Digging deep for dinosaurs with Dan Aykroyd and Donna Dixon!

August 8, 2014

Presented by Travel Alberta Dan Aykroyd is a man of many talents. Whether you know him for bustin’ ghosts, playing the blues or any number of his projects in between, the Canadian actor is easily one of the busiest guys …
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