Lake Louise

Our first rental RV home - photo Debra Smith
RV Virgins: First Time Campers Head for the Mountains in Style

Our reservations were made: two nights of peace and solitude sheltered by towering mountains and fragrant pines. We’d enjoy a king-size bed with full en suite, a kitchenette, dining area, TV, shaded patio, and heated seats. Our luxury hotel room on wheels rolled up to our front door mid-week, courtesy
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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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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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Lake Louise Sleigh Ride
From Sleigh Rides to Skiing with Santa – Celebrating Christmas in the Canadian Rockies

Heading to Banff for a weekend or even just a day over the holiday season has become one of our favourite Christmas family traditions. There’s just something extra-magical about being surrounded by the majestic mountains and snow-laden trees combined with the twinkle lights and sparkly decorations all along Banff Avenue.
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Kids in Grade 2 Ski for just $20 with the RCR FunPass!

All Grade 2 students in Western Canada have the opportunity to ski or snowboard practically free all season long with an RCR Rockies Grade 2 FunPass™. Resorts of the Canadian Rockies (Fernie, Kicking Horse, Kimberly & Nakiska) and Lake Louise Ski Area both offer the FunPass program which provides Grade 2
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Jasper National Park From End to End: 3 Attractions That Will Ensure You Experience the Best of the Park! (Family Fun Canada)
Jasper National Park From End to End: Experience the Best of the Park When You Visit These Attractions

Driving down the Icefields Parkway as I returned to Calgary from an April conference at the Jasper Park Lodge, I vowed to return as soon as possible with my husband and two kids in tow. I had travelled along this route way, way back during junior high school, but my memories had faded over time
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Frugal and Fabulous in Lake Louise

On the slopes I overhear two instructors talking about plans for next winter and their hopes to be hired again at the Lake Louise Ski and Snowboard Resort. One of the pair sums up emphatically: “I know you can make more money in other countries, but (makes a sweeping gesture
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Riding the Peak to Peak Gondola in Whistler Blackcomb
Winter Fun in Whistler

I’ll admit it. I didn’t see what the big deal was about Whistler. Yeah, I know it’s pegged as Canada’s premier ski hill, but the cynic in me wondered if it really deserved that title. How much better could it be than skiing in Banff National Park, where I consider
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5 Coolest Spots for Santa Sighting in Canada

A visit to Santa at the mall or the annual Christmas party is fine, I’m not knocking it. But if you really want to up your holiday game, you’ll want to see the man in red at one of these, the 5 Coolest Spots for Santa Sighting in Canada! Water’s
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Christmas in the Rockies
Celebrate Christmas in the Rockies

Here’s where and how to have a very Merry Christmas in the Rockies! Just picture it: your family is full and happy after a delicious meal you didn’t lift a finger to make.You get up from the table that you don’t have to play after-dinner-who-flinches-first chicken to determine who has
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