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

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 (go Edmonton Oilers!) and the largest shopping mall in North American (West Edmonton Mall). But there …

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25 Awesome Things to Do in Drumheller, Alberta (a 2024 guide!)

Hoodoos, one of the most popular things to do in Drumheller, the dinosaur capital of the world

While visitors to Alberta tend to gravitate to Banff and Jasper, Drumheller is without a doubt one of the most memorable things to do in Alberta. Drumheller is practically synonymous with dinosaurs; in fact, it’s the self-proclaimed “Dinosaur Capital of the World.” It’s seriously a paradise for any dino-loving kid. Yes, it’s touristy and outright …

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40+ Awesome Things to Do in Kananaskis, Alberta

Fun things to do in Kananaskis, Alberta

While tourists tend to flock to Jasper and Banff in the Alberta Rockies, Kananaskis country is where the locals go to immerse themselves in the great outdoors.  Kananaskis is every bit as beautiful, whether you’re after difficult or easy hikes, stunning lakes, skiing & snowshoeing in winter, paddling or camping in summer, or a pampered …

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20 Playgrounds in Edmonton That My Kids Love (2024 Updated!)

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 in suburbs as day trips from Edmonton.   To compile this list of …

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15 Awesome Things to Do on Galiano Island, BC

Galiano Island BC things to do

Galiano Island is the closest of the Southern Gulf Islands to Vancouver city in British Columbia. That’s right – day tripping distance! Yet, this long and skinny island, with a mere population of 1400, somehow remains relatively crowd-free and far lesser known that Salt Spring Island and Vancouver Island. Galiano features crushed white shell beaches, …

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17 Stunning Waterfalls Near(ish) Edmonton

The best waterfalls near Edmonton, Alberta

I’m afraid to break the news to you. There are no waterfalls in Edmonton (unless you count that fake waterfall they used to have off the High Level Bridge on Canada Day). And it gets worse…There are no waterfalls “near” Edmonton. You are going to have to drive at least a few hours, OK? But …

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The 25 Most Impressive Waterfalls in Alberta (by a local!)

The best waterfall hikes in Alberta

While there’s no equivalent to Niagara Falls in Alberta, we do give Canada’s most famous waterfall a run for her money with our sheer number of impressive waterfalls. In this article, you’ll find 25 epic waterfalls to add to your list of places to visit in Alberta! Unsurprisingly, the vast majority of Alberta’s waterfalls are …

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