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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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Pack your bags! Jasper in January is full of adventures that won’t break the bank!

January 20, 2016

January can be pretty blah.  The weather is colder, our wallets just took a major hit thanks to the holidays and did I mention that it’s cold. But we’re Canadian and that means we’re hearty. And that also means that …
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A 21-point guide to enjoying Edmonton like never before!

August 24, 2015

So you’re driving into Edmonton and as soon as you start seeing the city, you realize one thing: “How am I going to see everything?” Well, chances are you won’t.  After having been to the city probably a dozen times, …
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Three hours from Calgary, there’s an adventure 75 millions years in the making and it’s unbelievable!

July 5, 2015

First things first: Dinosaur Provincial Park is not Drumheller. This is an important fact to know, because ever since I went on a dinosaur dig, every time I’ve told someone about it, they always replied: “Oh yeah, I’ve been Drumheller.” …
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Check out Alberta’s unbelievable mountaintop snowshoeing adventure!

April 2, 2015

Presented by Travel Alberta You know how when you think you know someone, but they go ahead and surprise you? Well, that’s what Sunshine Village did for me. Hands down, it’s one of the most famous ski hills in all …
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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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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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Three BC hotels with big surprises!

August 11, 2014

The province of British Columbia has something for everyone. There’s rain forests, oceans, mountains and world-class urban centres.  The same could be said when it comes to finding a place a fantastic place to stay while exploring the giant province. …
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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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Getting hooked on fishing for the first time ever!

August 3, 2014

I have to be honest about something.  I’ve been going on a lot of adventures lately, but mostly they’ve been things I’ve been thinking about doing for a while anyway, so I like to think of them as convenient adventures.  …
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Spock Days: To Vulcan and beyond!

June 15, 2014

This post is presented by Travel Alberta I can probably count on one hand how many episodes of Star Trek I’ve seen. So, knowing what I know about human anatomy, I’ve seen five or less episodes of Star Trek. I …
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Travel: Alberta’s most hidden gem really is a getaway from it all!

June 11, 2014

I’m going to let you in on a little secret: I don’t really like Bed and Breakfasts…and I suspect that I’m not the only one. Here’s where it gets complicated. I like all the things Bed and Breakfasts have to …
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In my backyard: The Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary!

October 10, 2013

One of the best things about living in Alberta is the fact that some of the world’s most amazing animals can usually be found right in your back yard…or at least very close to it.  After living in Calgary for …
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