• Fifteen Awesome Patios with Happy Hours

    There are few things more iconic than having an ice-cold beer or cocktail on a sunny summer patio. For your enjoyment we’ve come up with a list of fifteen awesome Rocky Mountain patios with happy hours. Banff Patios with Happy Hours [caption id="attachment_1526" align="aligncenter" width="225"] The Buffalo Mountain Lodge Patio…

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  • Canada House: New Owners and Classic Art

    In 1974, Marika and Peter McCaffery opened Canada House Gallery in downtown Banff. They had a vision to showcase the very best of contemporary Canadian art. The gallery became an iconic stop in the Canadian Rockies, known for its high-end art and casual, accepting atmosphere. Barbara Pelham, daughter of Marika…

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  • Running with the Wolves

    As an animal lover, I was very excited to visit Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary and learn about wolves and wolfdogs. This beautiful sanctuary is about an hour east of Banff, and 10 minutes west of Cochrane. Don’t let the drive scare you! It’s a beautiful drive to an amazing sanctuary with…

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  • ArtsPlace: First Thursday, First Time

    I came across a big sign in an empty lot on Fairholme Drive on my many walks around Canmore. It said it would be the future place for Tony Bloom’s public art project: Orogens. This certainly piqued my interest. Tony Bloom is a sculptor and architecture aficionado who is counted…

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  • Castle Mountain: The Rockies’ Hidden Gem

    It’s a bit of a drive to Castle Mountain from Canmore. But I’ve never shied away from “a bit of a drive”. Usually the journey is punctuated with some of the most stunning views of the Rocky Mountains as you drive through rolling foothills and small ranching towns. I’ve made…

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  • Whyte Museum 50th Anniversary

    My first Banff museum trip was to the Whyte Museum 50th Anniversary. Pamala Marks, the marketing specialist and retiring museum director, Vincent Varga greeted me in the entrance hall. After thanking them both for taking the time to give me a personal tour Pam left the two of us to…

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  • Winter RVing in the Rockies

    Who lives winter RVing? Just because there’s snow on the ground and a chill in the air doesn’t mean RV season is finished. Camping offers an affordable alternative for a multi-day stay in the mountains. “People don’t have to hibernate in the winter,” says Cherie Ball, owner/operator of Wheel Estate,…

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  • Mount Royal Hotel History

    I was given an exclusive tour of the Mount Royal Hotel by Pursuit Vice President of Operations, Stuart Back, who gave me a glimpse into its rich Mount Royal Hotel history. The original wood building that made up the first portion of the hotel opened its doors in 1908. Four…

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  • Get Tubing!

    Tubing is a fast and fun way to enjoy the mountains. Imagine sliding down the mountain on a giant donut! Tubing runs are specifically groomed to provide a fast, smooth ride that offers an adrenaline rush for people of all ages. It's is fun for the whole family! We recommend:…

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  • Night Tubing at Mt Norquay

    We wanted something fun and exciting to do on a Friday night, so we tried night tubing at Mount Norquay. To be honest, we weren’t really sure what to expect. The runs were bright from the floodlights and there tunes pumpin’ from an old catski parked beside the lift. Nearby,…

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    Bolshoi Ballet Live to Screen

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    Anthropocene

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    First Banff Mountain Market

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    Visual Arts Open Lecture Series

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    Drawn to Nature Workshop

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    Movie Night at artsPlace: Stan and Ollie

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    Celebrating Indigenous Peoples: Basket Making Workshop

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    #Opera Pub

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    5 Peaks – Canmore #1

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    Jasper Gran Fondo

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    Guidelines Opening Reception

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    Celebrating Indigenous Peoples: Basket Making Workshop

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    Alberta Golf Rec Series Jasper Park Lodge

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    Celebrating Indigenous Peoples: Artist Talk with Nadya Kwandibens

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    Opera Night at ArtsPlace

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    Whyte Museum Opening Receptions

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