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  • Soaring with Valley Zipline Adventures

    I was looking forward to trying the zipline course at Valley Zipline Adventures, just outside of the village of Radium Hot Springs. The course boasts 7 different ziplines for a 1.5-hour experience. I’d only ziplined once before, and I was excited to try it again! Everything about Valley Zipline Adventures…

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  • Learning about Wolves at Northern Lights Wolf Centre

    Northern Lights Wolf Centre in Golden, BC is a small but welcoming place with tons of information about wildlife, conservation, ecology and, of course, wolves! Did you know: Wolves walk on their toes. This means wolves can move quietly and swiftly through their environment. Northern Lights Wolf Centre is home…

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  • Climbing on the Kicking Horse Via Ferrata

    Via Ferrata – Italian for “iron road” – has become a popular summer adventure for mountain enthusiasts. Essentially, this is a constructed climbing route that includes footholds and handholds and a metal wire that spans the entirety of the course. You are attached to this wire at all times with…

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  • Heli-Rafting with Glacier Raft Company

    I love being on the water. I spend my free time kayaking and I thoroughly enjoyed learning about Maligne Lake in Jasper with a boat cruise. So when the opportunity arose to go whitewater rafting with Glacier Raft Company in Golden, BC, I jumped at the chance. If rafting down…

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  • A Festival Fit for a King: The 2019 Canmore Highland Games

     The Beginning of the Canmore Highland Games It is very serendipitous that Canmore, named after King Malcolm: the creator of the Highland Games, would host its own Scottish games. The Canmore Highland Games were dreamt up by Donald ‘Don’ Patruth Garen. Born to Scottish parents who came to Canada in…

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  • A Wee Bit of Canmore Alberta Scottish History

    From August 31 to September 1, 2019, the Town of Canmore hosts its popular Highland Games event. 2019 will mark 29 years of providing visitors with sights and sounds of Canada’s Scottish heritage. Of the many exciting events in the area, the Highland Games stands apart as being authentically Canmore. It's…

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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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