20 Short & Easy Hikes in Canmore, Alberta

A guide to the best short walk and hiking trails in Canmore, Alberta

Canmore is my favorite town in all of Alberta. From its dramatic Rocky Mountain setting to laid-back, environmentally-friendly vibe, the town is a paradise for lovers of the great outdoors. Without a doubt, one of the best things to do in Canmore, and the perfect way to experience this area, is through hiking. Because I …

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20 Playgrounds in Edmonton That My Kids Love (2021!)

A guide to the best playgrounds in Edmonton, Alberta

No matter the season (except, you know, when it’s -30 degrees out…), my kids can’t get enough of Edmonton’s playgrounds.   One of our favorite things to do in Edmonton with our kids is to drive around and “discover” new playgrounds in different Edmonton communities and suburbs.   To compile this list of the best playgrounds in Edmonton for toddlers …

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23 Short & Easy Hikes in Kananaskis, Alberta

A guide to the best easy, short kananaskis hikes for kids, strollers, wheelchairs, or easy walking trails

Kananaskis country is a large section of the Alberta Rocky Mountains and their foothills that lies south of Jasper and Banff National Parks. The area encompasses around a dozen provincial, wildland, and ecological parks, with the town of Canmore being the main access point at its northern end. The best way to get to know …

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The 10 Best Edmonton Neighborhoods to Explore

Do a quick search and you’ll find plenty of articles covering the best areas to live in Edmonton or the safest neighborhoods in Edmonton. This is not one of them. In this article, I’m going to cover the most interesting neighborhoods in Edmonton to explore, either on foot or by your preferred mode of transportation. …

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50+ Things to Do with Kids in Edmonton, Alberta

A guide to the best things to in Edmonton with kids, babies, toddlers, and other Edmonton childrens activities in summer and winter

Edmonton, the capital city of Alberta and fifth largest in Canada, is an extremely kid-friendly city. Some of the best things to do in Edmonton with kids include a huge indoor waterpark and amusement park, super interactive museums, excellent playcentres and swimming pools, dinosaur parks, and a national park right on our doorstep. As a …

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99 Fun Things to Do in Edmonton, Alberta (by a local!)

The best things to do in Edmonton today or this weekend

Edmonton is a vigorous prairie town with a mind of its own and a hearty population. Once the “City of Champions,” the provincial capital of Alberta and fifth largest city in Canada is best known for its hockey team (the Edmonton Oilers) and the largest shopping mall in North American (West Edmonton Mall). But there …

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Banff with Kids: 20+ Fun Things to Do in Canada’s Top National Park

The best things to do in Banff with kids

Banff was Canada’s first national park, and remains its most visited today. It is not difficult to see why. In summer, Banff’s stunning turquoise lakes are easily visited with kids, while winter turns the park into a snowy wonderland, with opportunities for skating, skiing, hot springs, and more. Growing up in Edmonton, I’ve been going …

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40+ Fun Things to Do in Canmore, Alberta

A detailed guide to the best things to do in Canmore, Alberta, Canada

Canmore is my dream home. I’ve been visiting since I was a kid, and hope to retire there someday (if I can afford it!) Located just six kilometers outside of Banff National Park on the TransCanada Highway, Alberta’s ninth largest town is often touted as a cheaper and less touristy alternative to Banff. But in …

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