As much as I love biking in the summer months, I’ve never considered doing it in the winter. Not only is it cold but I always thought that it would be super difficult, what with all the snow and ice and slush. Well, that’s not the case with fat-tire biking! The first time I saw fat-tire bikes was at Burning Man as people used them to push through the sand. I thought they looked really cool but didn’t see the practicality outside of biking on a sandy beach. Then, winter came in Canada and suddenly I saw this new sport come to life. I noticed people posting photos of them fat-tire biking on snowy trails and thought it looked like a great way to get outdoors during the colder months. Then we went to Panorama, BC for a weekend and finally had the opportunity to try them out ourselves. [Read more…] about Fat-Tire Biking in a Winter Wonderland
If you ever find yourself visiting the charming city of Yellowknife, do not miss the chance to get inside a float plane and tour the area from the sky. Whether you’re going flightseeing or being flown to a secluded lake for some incredible fishing, float planes are the thing to do in Yellowknife.
Prior to our visit in August 2017, I had never been inside a float plane before. I had been in many little 4-seater planes, helicopters, and a variety of massive jetliners. I had also jumped out of a plane and even flew one myself – albeit just for a few minutes. However, flying in a float plane had always been on my bucket list. I find it so cool that you can land them on lakes and rivers and in a place like Yellowknife, there’s a reason why float planes are all the rage. [Read more…] about Flying Over Yellowknife in a Float Plane – It’s the Thing to Do
No matter where we go, taking a helicopter tour is one of our favourite activities. It’s such a great way to see beautiful scenery from the sky and to get a different perspective of the area. We’ve taken helicopter rides in many different areas but one of our favourite places to take a helicopter tour is in Banff National Park.
We recently had the opportunity to go heli-snowshoeing with Rockies Heli Canada, which is located almost half-way between Jasper National Park and Banff National Park. It’s basically in the middle of the famous Icefields Parkway and right next to the Instagram-famous Abraham Lake. They offer a variety of helicopter tours and the one we did was the 20-minute flight with a 1-hour snowshoeing tour.
For Calgarians, Banff is an easy weekend getaway. For others, it might be a once-in-a-lifetime dream trip. Regardless of where you live, however, it’s easily one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Located just over an hour from Calgary, Banff is a great place to unwind and find adventure. While the summer is the parks busiest time of year due to warm weather and summer holidays, winter is an equally amazing time with far fewer crowds. In fact, winter might be our favourite time to explore the Rocky Mountains as it really feels like a winter wonderland. With snow-covered pine trees surrounded by tall mountains, there’s never a dull moment in Banff National Park. [Read more…] about Five Ways to Enjoy the Winter in Banff National Park
As many of you know, we road-tripped across Canada from coast to coast to coast for 150 days in 2017. We started at Canada’s furthest Easterly point (Cape Spear, Newfoundland) on May 15th, driving West to Alberta, then North to Tuktoyaktuk, South to British Columbia, and back into our home province of Alberta to finish the trip on October 11th.
It was truly an unforgettable and epic trip, utilizing every single day to experience the best of Canada while taking a dip in the Pacific, Atlantic, and Arctic Oceans. [Read more…] about Travel Across Canada in 150 Seconds!
Nestled in the beautiful Mackenzie Delta 200 km north of the arctic circle, Inuvik is a spectacular place to visit in Northern Canada
Getting here is equally an adventure. While you could just keep it simple and fly there, you can also drive the famous Dempster Highway, a 736 km gravel road taking you all the way from Dawson, Yukon to Inuvik, NWT. In fact, the newly opened Mackenzie Delta Highway takes you right to Tuktoyaktuk and the Arctic Ocean!
We had the thrill of exploring Invuik and the area during our 150-day road trip across Canada and only wish we had more time to do all the amazing activities and excursions that are possible in the area.
Whether you’re visiting Inuvik for weeks or days, here are five things you shouldn’t miss. [Read more…] about Five Things To Do In Inuvik, Northwest Territories
Highlights From The Road to 150 Alberta Adventure
From boreal forest to vast prairies and high mountain peaks, Alberta is an incredible province to explore. This is Canada’s fourth-most populous province and one of only two Canadian provinces that are land-locked. This is also our home province and it was very fun to be able to experience Alberta as part of the Road to 150 travel series.
We rode a gondola to the top of a mountain, walked on a glacier, hiked to various waterfalls, canoed a glacier-fed lake, had fun at the second largest indoor waterpark in the world, hiked into a canyon, learned about dinosaurs, rode on a steam train, and learned about Canada’s star music talent. We also went up into the iconic Calgary tower, rode the worlds largest indoor triple loop rollercoaster, and drove the world-famous Icefields Parkway. We packed a lot of adventures into our short visit and can’t wait to explore the province deeper.
Fun facts about Alberta;
- Calgary is home to the world’s largest outdoor festival.
- Edmonton is home to the largest mall in North America.
- Banff National Park is not only Canada’s first national park but also the most visited.
There is so much to do in Alberta. Whether you’re looking for incredible natural parks to explore, first nations culture, rodeos, or beautiful cities, Alberta is the place to be! [Read more…] about Best Things To Do In Alberta
Ever dream of walking into a room and just breaking things? Maybe you’ve had a stressful week at work and just feel like smashing a laptop to pieces. Maybe just throwing plate after plate at a wall and watching them shatter into hundreds of pieces sounds like a great way to pass the time?
Well, now you can.
It may sound aggressive but it’s actually quite fun. In fact, some people just do it for fun whereas some may do it to relieve stress.
It’s called the Rage Room and it’s all part of a new indoor amusement centre in Southwest Calgary. There’s a variety of things you can do including archery training, combat archery, turf wars, and the aforementioned Rage Room. Karla and I tried the archery training and the Rage Room. It was a really fun experience to fire a soft-tipped arrow at targets and more challenging than I had imagined.
Our favourite activity, however, was getting strapped into safety gear, walking into the Rage Room, listening to heavy metal music, and smashing to pieces a variety of plates, cups, vases, and even an old Nerf gun. We used a combination of bats, crowbars, and sledgehammers to decimate everything we had been given. It was a lot of fun and we can definitely recommend giving it a try.
Have you been?
There’s a lot of things to do in Calgary and thanks to Thundrdome Amusements, now there’s even more.
Here’s how to reach them:
Address: 7005 6 St SE, Calgary, Alberta, T2H-2G3