All posts tagged: Destinations

A long weekend road trip: Calgary

A road trip from Calgary: What to see, where to stay, and what to eat along the way! Our home town of Calgary, Canada is only about an hour drive from the foothills, and where the foothills grow into the Canadian Rockies there are quite a few places to explore. A favourite of ours is crossing the Provincial border into beautiful British Columbia. Specifically, the Columbia Valley where the small town of Invermere lays about a 3-hour drive from Calgary. How would we recommend you spend a weekend away from the city? These little gems are must see and do for your three day trip. Friday Stop for coffee: Beamer’s Coffee Bar is a local favourite in Canmore. Snap a photo of your to-go cup while on your adventures to be featured on their website. Enjoy the view: Emerald Lake Lodge is a breathtaking must-see any time of year. Picture Lake Louise with less of a crowd and even more of that blue-green hue these Canadian Rockies lakes are known for. Stay: It’s too hard …

Quick Guide to Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada

Often overlooked given its proximity to Banff National Park, Waterton is just as beautiful, and usually a little less crowded. The surreal natural landscape makes it an obvious choice for an UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve. Picture rare wildflowers, plentiful wildlife (bears!), and waterfalls pouring into glacier lakes. When to go Plan your visit June through September for the sunniest weather. Where to hike With over 200 miles of trails to choose from, it’s hard to suggest only a few. The classic hike visitors head to as soon as touching down in the park is Bears Hump: about 45 minutes (1.5km uphill) from the Visitor Centre to Summit. For day-long hikes, take the Red Rock Parkway to Red Rock Canyon. Don’t let the 20-minute canyon scenic walking path fool you—a few trail heads lead into the backcountry from here. Twin Lakes (22.8km) and Blakiston Valley (20.2km) are just a couple. For an extra challenge, try the Triple Crown of Waterton Challenge: Crypt Lake (17.2km), Akamina Ridge (20km), and the Alderson-Carthew Summit (18km). The …