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Inside the Bubble: Staying and Playing Safely at the Fairmont Banff Springs

Is this the perfect time to visit the Castle? Meticulous protocols and extra room to roam might make the Fairmont Banff Springs the best place to be right now. Disclaimer: Hoping for a summer getaway? Albertans can travel anywhere within the province under Stage 2 of Alberta’s relaunch strategy. This
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Banff Gondola Photo Sabrina Pirillo
Banff is Waiting for You, and It’s Tasty!

The elements that make the Canadian Rockies a year-round destination meet in Canada’s highest town of Banff. Established after railway workers stumbled onto a thermal hot spring, Banff National Park became Canada’s first national park in 1885 and today stands as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lake Louise, a hamlet
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Juniper Bistro Banff
A Toast to Getting Toasty – Fireside Dining in Banff and Lake Louise

Fireside Dining in Banff and Lake Louise Mountain settings and fireplaces go together like hot chocolate and marshmallows. While it seems that every restaurant from Banff to Lake Louise has a stone fireplace, a cast iron stove, or a fire pit, some add an outstanding dining experience to that romantic
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Spacious Rooms with Custom Headboards. Photo Credit Mount Royal Hotel by Pursuit
Historic Mount Royal Hotel in Banff Re-Opens After Fire Showcasing the Fabulous Restoration

The Mount Royal Hotel in Banff suffered a devastating fire in 2016 and has emerged from the ashes, restored to its historical glory in a thoroughly modern way.     One night during dinner a few years ago, my husband looked at me and asked, “so how are you, really?”
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winter holiday in Banff
7 Family-Friendly Adventures for Your Winter Holiday in Banff and Lake Louise

Craving a mountain getaway this winter? Think cozy log cabins with alpine vistas and delicious food and craft beer served by the fire after a day of skiing on powdery slopes. Think snow-capped peaks, hot tubs, fresh mountain air, and the feel of the wind on your face as you
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Buffalo Mountain Lodge Winter Main Lodge
Little Girls Need a Girl’s Trip Too! Buffalo Mountain Lodge in Banff Awaits

The setting was perfect – an upscale mountain retreat surrounded by nine acres of towering fir, pine and spruce trees and chattering squirrels and singing birds. The generously-sized hot tub under the stars was perfect for an evening soak, as was the luxurious claw foot tub in our large and
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Scary Heights and Spooky Sites in Banff National Park

My husband stared at me the way one might look at a dangerous and unstable person. All I had said was “I hope our vacation is relaxing.” I received the look from the other side of our bedroom which was strewn with piles of clothes, books and toys I was
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What are Canada’s Friendliest Cities and Towns in 2021?

What are Canada’s Friendliest Cities and Towns in 2021? Expedia is a digital travel giant that helps travellers all over the world easily plan and book travel. But Expedia also does research based on traveller reviews…and some of the results are interesting!  The Expedia.ca Friendliest Cities List analysed traveller feedback
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Crossing the suspension bridge. Photo Golden Skybridge by Pursuit
Golden Skybridge – A New Suspension Bridge Park in BC’s Interior – Opens May 2021!

Every time I step foot on a suspension bridge, I cannot help but picture myself in a swashbuckling adventure movie like Romancing the Stone or any of the first 3 Indiana Jones movies (we don’t speak of the 4th). On the West Coast, most people are familiar with the Capilano
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Street art at the containR park, a good place for the kids to romp. Credit Theresa Storm
Self-Guided Food Tour Meets Escape Room in Calgary’s Trendy Kensington with the Alberta Food Finder App

Your mission: can you solve the clues and help long-stay visiting celebrities with 10-year-old twins on their Calgary foodie and cultural quest? Whether you’re a Calgarian or a visitor to the city, the new interactive Alberta Food Finder app is a fun (and — shush, don’t tell the kids —
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