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Stay safe hiking the mountains

Stay safe hiking the mountains August 27, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Mystic Pass trail. Photo by Ingolfson, Creative Commons It’s the final glory days on the trails in Banff when the trails are their driest and the temperatures are still moderate. September to October offer some of the most pleasant days for hiking. Still, mountain weather is unpredictable at best so...

Where to grab a pint in Banff

Where to grab a pint in Banff August 22, 2011 | Food, Nightlife | Read More
Photo courtesy of The Rose & Crown Nothing beats having a brew against the backdrop of the magnificent Rocky Mountains. Local breweries have created some outstanding ale made with the pure glacial water of the region. Check out some of our favorite watering holes for beer. Opened in 1985, The Rose...

Staying safe in bear country

Staying safe in bear country August 13, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Photo courtesy of US Fish & Wildlife Service Hiking in Banff is a must-do activity since there is no better way to experience the incredible mountain views. However, the Rocky Mountains are home to both grizzly and black bears. Bears prefer their own company and will generally avoid people. However,...

Music and art in the mountains

August 11, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Spectacular scenery awaits at Banff's Summer Festival. Photo courtesy of Banff Centre There’s still over six weeks of events at the The Banff Summer Arts Festival. There are dozens of free or donation-at-the-door events staged at the Banff Centre or in downtown Banff. from May until the end of...
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