Highlights of the Icefields Parkway

Athabasca Falls

The Icefields Parkway is one of the world’s most spectacular driving tours. Towering snow-capped peaks, magnificent river valleys, picture-perfect waterfalls galore, wandering wildlife, and walls of ice dripping from the largest glaciers in the Rockies can all be seen without leaving your vehicle. Of course, you’ll want to get out of your vehicle – a […]

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Alberta’s Red Rock Coulee Natural Area

Red Rock Coulee Natural Area, Alberta

  Standing on the valley rim, we peer into a rugged coulee of badland formations. Between the eroded slopes, native prairie covers the undulating treeless landscape where wildflower blossoms vie for space among the needle-and-thread grass, sagebrush and junipers. What really grabs our attention is the sea of scattered curling rock-shaped boulders, most a dazzling […]

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Battle Creek Road Trip – History and Spectacular Scenery

Battle Creek Road, Cypress Hills, Alberta

Flowing through both the Alberta and Saskatchewan sections of Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, plus Fort Walsh National Historic Site, Battle Creek is one of the shorter waterways on the Canadian Prairies. Yet, few can match it for the mix of history and scenery around every corner of its meandering course.     Located at the […]

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Banff Gondola offers Breathtaking Photography

Banff Townsite from top of Banff Gondola.

Canada’s Banff National Park abounds with photogenic hot spots, but for a bird’s eye perspective of the spectacular terrain, it’s hard to beat a trip up Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola. Just outside Banff townsite, the eight-minute trip takes you to an elevation of 2281 metres, where you look down on the townsite some […]

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