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  • Stellar Snaps: Mountain Photos in the Rockies

    Rugged peaks, dramatic vistas, turquoise lakes and lush forests teaming with wildlife; there’s no doubt that the Canadian Rockies are unforgettable. But you’ll still want plenty of mountain photos to show your friends and preserve those memories for a lifetime. Whether you’ve forgotten, lost or broken your camera, don’t know…

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  • Night Visions: Amazing Nighttime Outdoor Adventures in the Mountains

      Short days of winter got you feeling blue? Try these nighttime outdoor adventures that take place after the sun goes down! Let’s face it, winter in the Canadian Rockies is dark. With the sun setting around 5 pm in December and early January, it can feel like the days…

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  • Canadian Rockies Christmas Checklist

    Christmas is a magical time of year filled with yuletide treats, gifts, festivities and decorations that seem to outdo themselves year after year. The Rocky Mountains are exceptionally enchanting during this time of year, with blankets of pristine snow transforming the mountains, forests and frozen lakes into a dazzling winter…

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  • Filmmaking in the Canadian Rockies

    W.C Van Horne, the general manager of the Canadian Pacific Railroad, said in 1886, “If we can’t export the scenery, we’ll import the tourists.” The sublime beauty of the Canadian Rocky Mountains has an obsessive quality about it, which might explain the thousands of paintings, photographs and sculptures that can…

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  • Family and Ice: Ice Fishing on Spray Lakes

    I met Andres, the owner of Banff Fishing Unlimited, in a Canmore coffee shop. We spent some time talking about fishing and, more specifically, about fishing in the Bow Valley. I’ve fished a lot in the Canadian Rockies, but I’ve never fished around Canmore and Banff. Living so close, I…

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  • The Leaf is Legal: Cannabis Legalization and History

    Cannabis legalization is here. Cannabis is one of humanity's oldest cultivated crops and has been consumed and used for various purposes by humans for thousands of years. It comes from the genus Cannabaceae, the same plant family as hops, which are often used in the production of beer. Early civilizations…

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  • Prepare for Winter in the Mountains

    Looking to head out in the Canadian Rockies this winter? Mountain weather can be unpredictable at the best of times. Even if the day starts sunny and warm, it can become nasty in a hurry! Cold temperatures, snowstorms and high winds have a way of sneaking up on you when…

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  • Getting Festive at the Banff Christmas Market

    Nothing marks the beginning of the holiday season better than the Banff Christmas Market. This artisan market has grown substantially since its beginning in 2014. I remember that first event. The barn was scrubbed down and cleared out to transform into a charming market venue for local artisans selling gifts…

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  • Banff Craft Beer Festival: A Hopping Good Time

    I love craft beer and so does my associate Damian Lamartine. This was my first time attending an event exclusively dedicated to craft beer and I am certainly happy I went. The 2018 Banff Craft Beer Festival was held at the Cave and Basin National Historic Site. I am glad…

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  • Avalanche Safety in the Mountains: Know Before You Go

    *Special thanks to Lisa Paulson, Visitor Safety Specialist for Parks Canada, for discussing avalanche safety and sharing her vast experience Winter means avalanche season in the mountains. Avalanches can happen anytime and anywhere without warning. They only need a snow-covered slope of 25 degrees or more. How much is that?…

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