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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...

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,...

Gearing Up for the Banff Ski Season

Gearing Up for the Banff Ski Season October 29, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
In Banff, a fresh dusting on the peaks in the Fall gets tongues wagging more than any local fare. Though the streets are still bone dry, it’s not unlikely to see keen skiers and snowboarders lugging their gear to the closest tuning shop to get it ready for the slopes as soon as enough snow has...

How to Look Like a Local: Banff

How to Look Like a Local: Banff October 15, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Banff sits at about 4,800 feet of elevation, making it the highest town in Canada. That being said, there is a local saying: “If you don’t like the weather, wait a minute.” The mountains here seem to create their own weather. So, in Banff it’s all about layering and being ready for anything....

Banff on a $5 Budget: The Cave and Basin

Banff on a $5 Budget: The Cave and Basin September 23, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
How Cheap Is Cheap? In general, prices in Banff range from some sweet deals to expensive (but often worth it). Even lower budget travel, however, can be more than other Canadian destinations, particularly because it is located in a national park and its prices are driven by its distance from other...