10 Things Americans Should Know About Traveling to Alberta, Canada


Considering how close Canada is to the United States, it’s no surprise that the provinces of our northern neighbor are popular destinations for many Americans. And if you’re looking for a getaway that offers breathtaking views, luxurious accommodations and an endless variety of outdoor activities, the answer is Alberta. Alberta, just north of Montana and […]

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 […]

Introducing Canmore and Kananaskis Country

The Canmore Mountain Market is open every Thursday of the summer

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 […]

7 Must-Play Golf Courses in the Canadian Rockies

The 10th green at Canmore Golf and Curling Club

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 […]

Skiing Utah


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 […]