Alberta

10 Best Canadian Travel Guide Books to Read in 2021

Travel experts predict that 2022 is going to be the year of “comeback travel,” which means that 2021 is the year to stay local, and plan your next Canadian vacation! From West to East, we’ve collected 10 of the best new and updated Canadian travel guide books to help you
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Agritourism Serves Up the Culinary Delights of Southern Alberta

Have you heard of agritourism? It’s just what you imagine: the marriage of agriculture and tourism and it offers unique and compelling experiences, whether it’s across the country or in your own backyard. You could tour a farm or a winery, visit an orchard, or take a hayride. The current
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Packing for Tenting (Family Fun Canada)
Have Tent, Will Travel: How to Pack When Car Camping

“Start hauling stuff out of the van, we need to find the tent first.” “No, I don’t know where the flashlights are!” “Where is groundsheet?” “I’m starving – has anyone seen the plates?” Ah, the sounds of making memories… Camping season is just around the corner in Canada. A year
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Play at Waterton Lakes and Stay at Crandell Mountain Lodge

Canada is home to some of the world’s most spectacular wild places. Waterton Lakes National Park in southwestern Alberta is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, International Peace Park, and biosphere reserve (a learning place for sustainable development). It is a wonderful destination for a family vacation. What better time to visit
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Spring in Toronto's High Park adobe
Canada’s Early Spring Gardens Shine

With the arrival of spring, exploring public parks and gardens is a great way to take in the beauty of the season and bask in the light of longer days. And Canada’s early spring gardens are more impressive than you’d think! “Public gardens provide an inspiration for gardeners, for what
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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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There’s More to the Crowsnest Pass Than You Think!

Sometimes getting away from it all is as easy as heading out to explore your own backyard. The Crowsnest Pass, a two-and-a-half-hour drive southwest of Calgary, offers year-round outdoor recreation opportunities. While spring is just around the corner, there is still an opportunity to enjoy a winter visit. Southwestern Alberta is
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Marmot Basin - Top of CRE - Photo Credit Marmot Basin
Do Winter Right in Jasper at Marmot Basin

Gliding through the forest following the ski instructor, as we cross from the mountain shadows into a burst of sunlight and open slopes, brings a vivid spark of joy. This is winter at Marmot Basin ski resort, just outside the town of Jasper in Jasper National Park, Alberta. With most
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Tips to Enjoy Safe Family Skating on Canada’s Natural Lakes & Ponds

I have early memories of my parents strapping BOB Skates onto my bulky winter boots, and letting me shuffle around with my siblings on a natural lake in Southern Alberta. The sense of wonder and freedom I felt at the wide-open space still remains with me today. Now with kids
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Especially fitting messages for the holidays - photo by Jamie Gray
Holiday Gift Ideas 2020

This year, more than ever, we want to bring joy to our loved ones. As usual, there are probably a few hard to buy for folks in the mix. Here are a few last-minute holiday gift suggestions to bring the merry to all. Snarky Santa Alert In the mood for
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