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Downtown, Calgary, AB, Canada
Stephen Avenue, located downtown, features some delicious restaurants, bars, and unique shopping experiences for the cowboy/cowgirl in all of us. Even I, hesitantly, admitted to being attracted to at least one pair of cowboy boots with matching...
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91 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore, AB T1W 1N8, Canada
Instead of staring up at the spectacular Canadian Rockies, imagine soaring just inches above their majestic peaks. Alpine Helicopters sightseeing tours begin from the Canmore Municipal Heli-port just minutes from downtown, and fly over the iconic...
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736b 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0B7, Canada
You have to keep your eyes peeled for Sloth or you could easily miss this great little record store on 17th Ave. Head upstairs and get lost in the big section of local artists looking for the next Feist or Tegan and Sara (a couple of acts that...
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7424 118 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 2N5, Canada
They are one of the youngest and most exciting teams in the NHL, and the city of Edmonton is in love with them. Nothing screams Edmonton louder than an Oilers game. So if you're in town during the winter, do your best to make it to Rexall Place to...
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Banff Ave, Banff, AB, Canada
Any trip to the historic mountain town of Banff must include a leisurely stroll up and down Banff Avenue. Majestic mountains loom at either end of the street, and in between you’ll find restaurants, bars, and shops that sell everything from...
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169 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary, AB T3B 6B7, Canada
The world often thinks of Canada as the land that hockey built, but the truth is, Canada has a rich, diverse sports heritage that extends well beyond the stick and puck. Canada's Sports Hall of Fame, established in 1955 and opened at its new...
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Jasper, AB T0E 1E0, Canada
The sky above Jasper National Park comes alive at night. Celebrated as a Dark Sky Preserve, the national park is one of the best places in the world to stargaze. Light pollution is that orange hue often seen above cities, which is caused by the...
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111 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0, Canada
One of Canada’s most iconic hotels, the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is cradled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, surrounded by towering peaks and fully immersed in the protected pristine wilderness of Banff National Park. In the...
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405 Spray Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1J4, Canada
Whether you're a guest at the fairy-tale castle-esque Fairmont Banff Springs resort or just passing through town for holiday, a meal at the hotel's Waldhaus Restaurant is a must. The cozy restaurant is has the feel of an Alpine hunting cottage...
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Township Rd 17B and Township Rd 17A, Longview, AB T0L 1H0, Canada
The Bar U Ranch had a hand (and a hoof, and a horseshoe) in shaping life in Western Canada, and today is preserved as a national historic site packed with interactive exhibits, immersive educational programs, and more. If you're lucky, your visit...
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1920 Street, Fort Edmonton Park, Edmonton, AB T6H 4P3, Canada
The Capitol Theatre in Fort Edmonton Park is a historic recreative of the Capitol Theatre that was on Jasper Avenue. The theatre plays a historic movie during Fort Edmonton Park's regular hours, but they also have a variety of movies and great...
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11000 Stadium Rd, Edmonton, AB T5H 4E2, Canada
Edmonton's Canadian Football League (CFL) team The Edmonton Eskimos play at Commonwealth Stadium. The games are a fun way to spend an afternoon or an evening. Commonwealth isn't a covered stadium though, so be prepared for the weather - in the...
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10007 167 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5P 3W3, Canada
The One Stop Biker Shop is a biker store on the west end of the Edmonton. Outside you'll find a 40 foot tall western boot, which the Biker Shop claims as the world's largest western boot.
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Calgary, AB, Canada
Canada is a big country and I only got the opportunity to see the western side of the country a couple of years ago when I flew to Calgary to visit my sister who was living there. I knew the Rocky Mountains were something to see but nothing...
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1900 Heritage Dr SW, Calgary, AB T2V 2X3, Canada
Gasoline Alley Museum's Winter CARnival runs December 27 - January 5, 2014, and features a number of exciting, family friendly activities like milk jug curling, snowball tossing, table hockey, The Winter Road Trip Game, and more. Heritage Park has...
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7620 Gateway Blvd, Edmonton, AB T6E 4Z8, Canada
Edmontonians, like most Canadians, love hockey. From September to at least April (up to June if we make the finals) you can watch professional hockey with our NHL team The Edmonton Oilers, or our WHL team The Edmonton Oil Kings (Memorial Cup...
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Churchill, MB, Canada
I’ve found that Manitoba, Canada is one of the best destinations for those seeking experiential travel. It’s also a place that few others have visited, so I came back with plenty of unique stories to share. Located in the centre of Canada and...
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SW 4-24-19W, Dauphin, MB R7N 1T6, Canada
Perched on the side of the Riding Mountains, the Selo's amphitheatre provides grand views of the prairie stretching out beyond the stage, upon which dancers twirl and jump in colourful choreography. Canada's National Ukrainian Festival is likely a...
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Lake Louise, AB, Canada
As a dog owner, a Siberian Husky owner to be exact, I was always a little hesitant about dogsledding tours. I have heard some pretty horrific stories about mistreatment and I certainly didn’t want to contribute to this in any way. As with all...
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700 Tunnel Mountain Rd, Banff, AB T0L, Canada
Although Buffalo Mountain Lodge is only minutes from downtown Banff, its location on Tunnel Mountain is surrounded by wilderness. Some of the best wildlife viewing in Western Canada is within walking distance of the front doors. It’s common to...
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10009 107 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 1J1, Canada
Specializing in "new Canadian cuisine," Wildflower is a gold medal-winning dining spot that crisps fresh fish on wood-fired grills and pairs its rustic dishes with top-shelf wines. From game hen to lobster, hickory-and-pear chicken to smoky...
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555 Jewell St, Rosedale, AB T0J 2V0, Canada
The Rosedeer Hotel is one of the first buildings you see in Wayne, sitting squat on a narrow piece of land between the railroad tracks and the hills behind. It looks like a movie set, and has been. Running Brave, Shanghai Noon, and In Cold Blood...
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1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2W1, Canada
Calgary is famous for the Calgary Stampede, ten days of cowboys, rodeo events, chuckwagon races, a midway (complete with deep fried Mars bars and corn dogs) and great music. No one’s kidding when they call it The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.
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10538 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 2A3, Canada
Accurately described by one visitor as "a mash-up of your great aunt's sitting room and your childhood neighbor's rumpus room," The Bower strikes a balance between classy maturity and youthful vibrancy. Champagnes, martinis, and scotches are...
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William Hawrelak Park, Edmonton, AB T5J 2R7, Canada
The best blues event in Western Canada stirs up a ruckus every August as international performers plug in at the scenic River Valley, serviced by shuttle. This award-winning three-day weekend blast has featured the legends such as Ike Turner, Dr....
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Montana, USA
We stopped to take in the view before wandering through the Trail of the Cedars in Glacier. This river was so quiet and peaceful below one of the many beautiful mountains in the park and during a busy family trip it was a moment of calm.
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1 Rte 3, Browning, MT 59417, USA
As we were getting ready to depart for a guided hike from Many Glacier Hotel, we spotted this moose crossing Swiftcurrent Lake. The serene beauty and ability to be a part of nature makes Glacier National Park my favorite of the many U.S. national...
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Montana, USA
Midway through one of our day hikes in Glacier National Park, we came across a herd of goats. As they stood on a rocky outcropping, eying all below them, they took off, scampering down the hill and out of site. A wonderful moment with great...
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Going-to-the-Sun Rd, Montana, USA
They don't call Glacier National Park the Switzerland of the U.S. for nothing. "Going to the sun" road, which goes through the park and reaches more than 9,000 ft at some point provides many vistas and some adrenaline for the driver.
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Grinnell Glacier, Montana 59417, USA
From Many Glacier Hotel, we traveled by boat across Swiftcurrent and Josephine Lakes to begin our hike up Grinnell Glacier Trail. From the shore of Josephine, the hike to the top covers about four miles with an elevation gain of 1,600 feet. The...
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Going-To-The-Sun Point, Montana 59417, USA
A view of St. Mary Lake from Sun Point at the beginning of the Going-to-the-Sun Road (which is closed if you go too early in the summer, we found out). My family stopped and ate lunch here while we watched the clouds make shadows in the unreal...
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Montana, USA
When you are in Glacier National Park, go for a ride on one of the famous red buses. The views along the Going-To-The-Sun Road are spectacular, and much easier to enjoy when someone else is doing the driving.
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West Glacier, MT 59936, USA
My boyfriend and I took his mom, sister and niece to Glacier National Park in 2012 and used Trail of the Cedars as an easy hike/walk to introduce them to the park and take in its beauty. We had all kinds of fun walking through, posing for photos...
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1 Rte 3, Browning, MT 59417, USA
Forget about setting the alarm. The view from your lakeside window at Many Glacier Hotel is enough reward to lure you out of bed in the mornings. What makes this five-story Swiss chalet extra special besides its tremendous views from the shore of...
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Logan Pass, Montana 59936, USA
An easy and highly rewarding hike in Glacier National Park from Logan Pass is to the Hidden Lake Overlook. It covers 1.5 miles with a 460-foot elevation gain. Along the way, you might even run across a mama goat and her kid as we did.
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265 Polebridge Loop, Polebridge, MT 59928, USA
While taking boyfriend's family into Glacier National Park, we pitstopped for lunch and bathroom breaks in Polebridge. It was a beautiful, warm day and we had fun taking goofy pictures and checking out the wares in the mercantile. Luckily, the...
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Montana, USA
You can’t beat the atmosphere and scenery at this Swiss-styled lodge, built 1913–14, on the scenic shore of the largest lake in Glacier National Park. The historic main-lodge rooms with lake views, as well as outlying cabins sitting on...