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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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  • 13 Rainy Day Activities in the Canadian Rockies

    Canada is known for its gorgeous scenery and temperamental weather. Depending on the moody skies, getting outside can be a bit of a challenge. If you’re looking for rainy day activities in the Canadian Rockies, we've got you covered. Local Museums #1 Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies Founded by famous…

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  • Biking the Legacy Trail between Banff and Canmore in the Fall Shoulder Season

    Fall is upon us. Summer activities are closing down and winter activities will be ready to begin once the snow flies. We have reached the time of year known as the fall shoulder season. The mountains tend to be quieter and the locals return to town after spending their summers…

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  • Moonrakers and Cut Lines

    It was my final day of what had been an amazing trip to Golden, filled with awesome hikes, unique adventures and stunning scenery. Fueled with a latte from one of the amazing cafés in town, I found myself standing in front of David Gagnon, owner and operator of Higher Ground…

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  • High on Gorman Lake

    There’s something about the rumbling of an engine and the crunch of tires over stones while surrounded by mountain scenery that makes a trip with Canadian Off-Road Adventures so unique. Maybe it’s because you can’t use ATVs in most of the Canadian Rockies, or maybe it’s just because ATVing is…

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  • Sunrise at the Summit

    Rise and shine! There’s nothing quite like a sunrise in the Rocky Mountains, but the Banff Gondola’s Summit Sunrise package simply elevates the experience (7,486 ft to be exact). I’m not a morning person. My housemates know that they can’t engage in conversation with me in the morning until I’ve…

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  • The Wild and Wonderful CMH Cariboos Via Ferrata

    Via Ferratas are becoming more and more popular throughout the Canadian Rockies, and for good reason! They give people the sensation of rock climbing with the safety of being constantly tethered to a metal cable and convenient hand and footholds to help you along the way. No experience is needed…

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  • Meeting the Ice

    There’s something special about the morning of a big hike with Self Propelled Adventures: a sense of excitement, anticipation and a fleeting moment of “Wait – what exactly did I sign up for?” We met Laura Crombeen, owner and lead guide of Self Propelled Adventures, in town for breakfast before…

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  • Oktoberfest Celebration with Sheepdog Brewery

    Let me start by saying, I had never been to an Oktoberfest celebration before. Trying it out at the new up n’ coming Sheepdog Brewery, I was not disappointed. The Elk Run location was a perfect place to hold such an event. Quick history of Oktoberfest: If you don’t know,…

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