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  • Take Flight on a White Mountain Adventures Heli-Hike

    To say I was excited to try the White Mountain Adventures heli-hike would be an understatement. I was ecstatic! This would be my first time in a helicopter, and although I have done my fair share of hiking, including backcountry hiking and hiking up mountains, I’d never been flown to…

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  • Why You Want to Rent a Scooter in Banff!

    It was a drizzly and cool Friday afternoon when I first found myself standing outside the Inns of Banff, looking at the scooters for rent from Banff By Scooter. I had never been on a scooter before, and I had no idea how to drive such a thing! But I…

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  • There and Back Again: Fishing in Jasper National Park

    Fishing in Jasper National Park is one of the most rewarding experiences you’ll ever have. Whether you are new to fishing, or a seasoned pro, Maligne Lake is one of the most accessible fisheries in the Canadian Rockies. With both rainbow trout and brook trout occurring naturally in the lake,…

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  • An Evening Paddle: Canmore to Exshaw

    We always wanted to paddle Canmore to Exshaw on the Bow River. We had done much of the trip in broken segments, but never as a whole; it kept getting pushed to the bottom of the the to-do list! We finally had a sunny and hot day after what seemed…

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  • Summer Camping Checklist for the Canadian Rockies

    Do you love a good camping trip? So do I. From growing up in a small, northern community to living on the shores of Newfoundland and finding my way to the Canadian Rockies, I can solidly say I have camped across this great country. In all conditions. So what camping…

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  • Riding the waves with a Maligne Lake Boat Cruise

    I love water. I love being around the water, on the water, in the water – you name it! So I was very excited to go on a Maligne Lake boat cruise with Pursuit! The day started like almost every day of our late-spring trip to Jasper National Park: with…

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  • A Very Brief History of Maligne Lake

    The history of Maligne Lake, an iconic lake in Jasper National Park, goes back to the beginning of the Canadian Rockies themselves. About 185 million years ago, the area was under the Devonian Sea, an inland sea that covered a large part of what is now the prairie lands of…

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  • A Taste of Breweries and Distilleries in Canmore

    I love craft beer and fine spirits, as my trip to the Banff Craft Beer Festival would tell you. I decided to try Canmore’s newest brewery, Sheepdog Brewing. I didn’t expect my trip to Sheepdog would also bring me to full circle to Wild Life Distillery. Sheepdog Brewing It’s very…

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  • Taking Flight with Alternative Adventures Zipline

    Alternative Adventures Zipline is located about an hour outside of Jasper, just west of the small adventure town of Hinton. They offer camping, access to RV trails, and an innovative zipline experience that allows you to “fly like a superhero”. We were curious to check it out. The drive from…

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  • Hot and Fresh at Lou Lou’s Pizzeria

    It was a chilly and rainy afternoon when we set up camp in Wapiti Campground in Jasper National Park. Wapiti is just outside of the friendly small townsite of Jasper, and part of our plan was to experience this charming mountain town. We brought food for the trip, but not…

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