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.
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 [...]
Canmore and Kananaskis Country may be outside the boundaries of Banff and Jasper, but they’re definitely in my book on places to visit. The book is metaphorical, yes, but the reasons to visit Canmore and Kananaskis Country—which share the Rockies with their National Park neighbors—are very real. Canmore Located just outside the southeastern boundary of [...]
Of the more than 300 golf courses in Alberta, Scoregolf.ca counts 37 in the Canadian Rockies. All are great plays, I’m sure, but seven of them, including two each from Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and Canadian hero Stanley Thompson, have reached an even higher plateau. Characterized by epic mountain vistas, roaming wildlife (including bears!), first-class [...]
By Bruce Northam: Utahans calibrate snow in feet, not inches. With 10 ski resorts within an hour of Salt Lake City, you’ll bang into one even if you get lost. Utah’s steep and deep myth has merit, but every resort can also accommodate skiing and boarding beginners. Here are three outstanding options to ride the [...]