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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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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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 Neighbourhoods 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 neighbourhoods in Edmonton to explore, either on foot or by your preferred mode of transportation. …

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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, the capital of …

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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 town. 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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40+ Fun Things to Do in Red Deer, Alberta

Places to visit and things to do in Red Deer Alberta

Red Deer is Alberta’s third largest city. Located almost exactly halfway between Edmonton­ and Calgary, it has for much of its history been considered an important stopping point between the two. The local indigenous Cree people named the Red Deer River, after which the city is named, Waskasoo Seepee, or Elk River, the elk sometimes …

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