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How to Leave Your Car at Home and Easily Explore Banff National Park!

July 25, 2017

This post is sponsored by Parks Canada One of the best part about living in Calgary is the proximity to the mountains.  But our location is also popular with thousands upon thousands of tourists from around the world.  I guess …
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There’s a new way to explore Banff and it only costs $10!

June 20, 2017

In partnership with Park Canada For the past couple of years, the small mountain towns near Calgary have been getting busier in busier. Particularly Banff and Lake Louise, which even before this year’s Canada 150 celebrations and free park admission, …
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Why now is the perfect time to visit Banff!

April 24, 2017

Thank you to Brewster Canada for graciously hosting me in Banff.  It feels like we’ve been hearing about this summer in the mountains forever.  With the american dollar making a Canadian vacation even more affordable, and Canadians busy celebrating the 150th …
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Brewster wants you to find your #happyplace this Valentine’s Day

February 5, 2017

You feel that in the air? No, it’s not the cold. It’s love. And pressure. The pressure to plan the perfect Valentine’s Day date. We can all pretend it doesn’t matter, but unless you and your partner have an ironclad …
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10 Reasons to go to the Ignite Leadership Conference! (Plus, win a ticket!)

January 31, 2017

Presented in Partnership with The Ignite Leadership SummitThe Ignite Leadership conference is happening on March 12 – 14, 2017 at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. I think this conference and its theme is well timed for Albertans. If …
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Five new things to see in Banff!

November 9, 2016

For more than one hundred years, the mountain town of Banff, Alberta has been dazzling tourists from around the world. Every year, thousands of tourists visit and only get a taste of what Calgarians get to enjoy regularly in their …
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The Banff Squirrel is BACK!

August 15, 2016

[image credit: BDFK Photography] Do you remember the Banff Squirrel? He was the one that photobombed some tourists trying to take a timed photo in 2009. He had a bit of internet fame – a Wikipedia page, a Twitter account….hundreds of fake …
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A handy guide to making the most of the mountains this spring!

March 18, 2016

Presented in Partnership with Travel Alberta And one of my favourite things about spring, especially here in Alberta is that there’s a chance that you can really enjoy all four seasons in a matter of days, sometimes in the same …
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The $20 chairlift: Banff’s best kept secret.

January 4, 2016

Having lived in Calgary for more than ten years, you’d think I know all there is to know about the Banff-area. But that’s of course not true, which is sort of why I love it. Even after all this time Banff …
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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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Couple’s engagement photos in Banff are unbelievable!

February 8, 2015

In terms of romance, the rocky mountains are probably the most romantic place in all of Canada. Now, I know that’s up for debate, but if you think of the mountains, the lakes, the hotels, and yes, the elk, really, …
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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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Hedley with headphones: The Quietest Concert Ever!

October 27, 2013

What if you could go to a concert and not leave deaf? That’s basically the concept behind the Quietest Concert Ever. Well, at least that’s what I took away from it!  Yesterday, Parks Canada, CBC Music and Banff National Park …
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Road Trippin’: Banff like you’ve never seen it before.

July 11, 2013

If you live in the Calgary area, you’ve no doubt gone to Banff countless times. Since it’s practically right around the corner. In the summer, the historic mountain town welcomes thousands of Calgarians every weekend, offering sun, mountains, cool water …
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Summer preview: Calgary’s most bike-friendly festivals!

June 14, 2013

We’re so close to it officially being summer, you can almost taste it.  One of my favourite parts about the warmer weather is the ability to hop on my bike and go exploring and this summer, my friends at Opus …
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