5 places to celebrate Christmas in Alberta

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While I love calling California home for the constant sunshine and proximity to the beach, when Christmas rolls around, I’m always ready to head north for snow! I’ve heard so much about Christmas in Alberta and this is seriously on my bucket list. With the picture perfect mountains and the pretty much guaranteed snow, I […]

Jasper National Park and Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Arriving in Jasper National Park, Alberta after a fantastic 22 hour ride on Via Rail’s  “The Canadian” was a welcome breath of fresh air-literally! The sight of the Canadian Rocky Mountains was so breathtaking that words can barely describe their “awesomeness,” and the air was so fresh it almost felt like I was breathing in […]

The Canadian Rockies—Much More than America’s Hat

The Canadian Rockies dominate the region and your imagination

How does a country become another country’s hat? Canada wants to know, and after his recent trek up to the Canadian Rockies in Alberta, so does contributor Ian Livingston.

Banff to Jasper on the Icefields Parkway

Travelers on the Icefields Parkway stop for a view of the Rockies

The natural world just doesn’t get any more beautiful than what you’ll find in Alberta’s Banff and Jasper National Parks. The sharp peaks of the Canadian Rockies dominate everything, and when you throw in icy turquoise lakes, roaming wildlife and everything in between, the combined 6,700 square miles of Parks Canada-protected land deserve all the […]