10 Awesome Multi-Day Road Trips from Edmonton

The best road trips from Edmonton

While there are certainly loads of things to do in Edmonton, the capital of Alberta, sometimes you just want to get out of town. FAR out of town. That’s where road trips come in! For this article, I’ve put together 10 tried-and-tested Edmonton road trip ideas. To be clear, these will all be multi-day road …

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30 Awesome Day Trips from Edmonton, Alberta

The best day trips from Edmonton, Alberta

One of the realities we live with in Edmonton, Alberta is the fact that we are kind of far away from, well, everything. At least it feels like that in Canada’s furthest north major city. But even once you’ve run out of things to do in Edmonton, there are a surprising number of day trips …

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10 Reasons Alberta is the Most Beautiful Province in Canada

Alberta, the most beautiful province in Canada.

What is the most beautiful province in Canada? Well, my totally biased answer to this totally subjective question is: Alberta! Hear me out. Alberta has the most diverse natural landscapes in all of Canada, from Rocky Mountain peaks and rolling grasslands to arid badlands and immense swaths of boreal forest. The province also boasts Canada’s …

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18 Stunning, Easy-to-Reach Lakes in Kananaskis & Canmore

The best Canmore lakes and Kananaskis lakes

When it comes to picture-postcard Canadian Rocky Mountain lakes, most people automatically think of the serene lakes of Jasper and especially the turquoise lakes of Banff National Park.   But then there’s Kananaskis country, a huge collection of provincial parks, wildland areas, and crown lands with loads of things to do for lovers of the Great …

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40 Fun Things to Do in Kananaskis, Alberta

Fun things to do in Kananaskis, Alberta

While tourists tend to flock to Jasper and Banff in the Canadian 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 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 in suburbs as day trips from Edmonton.   To compile this list of …

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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 with babies, toddlers, or children in Edmonton 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 …

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