Located right next to beautiful Highway 3, not too far from Crowsnest Pass, Pincher Creek often gets left out of a traveller’s itinerary. That’s just what happens when you’re so close to a major tourist attraction. People tend to just stop for gas and keep on going. This time, however, we decided to stay and uncover some of the hidden gems that make Pincher Creek a cool destination to visit. [Read more…] about One-Day Itinerary: Three Ways to Experience Pincher Creek
Since opening its doors in 2016, the National Music Centre’s Studio Bell has been one of Calgary’s hottest attractions. Housed in one of the cities most stunning buildings, the NMC brings musical education to the masses, including Canada’s Music Hall of Fame, interactive educational programming, artist incubation, and over 2,000 rare instruments and artifacts such as the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio and one of Elton John’s pianos.
For those who want more, the National Music Centre also offers the Backstage Pass Tour, an incredible way to experience the studios where musicians record, a variety of musical instruments from this century and many before it, and even an up close and personal look at the Rolling Stones Mobile Recording Studio, a unique setup that was used by some of the worlds most famous bands and Canadian musicians, including Dire Straits, Deep Purple, Bob Marley, Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin, and Iron Maiden. [Read more…] about Calgary’s National Music Centre Offers Backstage Pass Tour
For anyone visiting Canada’s north, witnessing the aurora borealis (or the northern lights as they are also known) is almost always high on their bucket list. After all, who can look at photographs of green, pink, and purple ribbons of light dancing across the sky and not want to book a northern lights holiday? Having grown up in Fort.McMurray, Alberta, I saw them all the time, but once I moved down South, I didn’t see them for many, many years. So, when I was up in Whitehorse, Yukon, it was on my bucket list to see them as well.
Since we wanted to experience the options that tourists have when visiting the area, we contacted Northern Tales and asked about their northern lights vacation packages. Located right in the Best Western hotel in Whitehorse, they’re conveniently located for anyone visiting the area. In fact, accommodation at the Best Western is included in some of their packages. We ended up trying out their Basic Aurora Borealis package, which basically consists of a few nights at the Best Western combined with late-night viewings outside the city. [Read more…] about Camp Fires Under the Northern Lights in Whitehorse, Yukon
Spring is here, which means the summer is just around the corner! It’s time to get out there and explore Canada. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Best Western Hotels to giveaway a $100 CAD gift card to help you with your accommodation expenses on your next trip.
There’s many ways to enter, as you’ll see below!
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Sin importar el lugar, un tour en helicóptero es una de nuestras actividades favoritas; es una muy buena opción para ver paisajes hermosos y obtener una perspectiva diferente desde las nubes. Y definitivamente un tour en helicóptero en el Parque Nacional de Banff es uno de nuestros lugares favoritos para esta actividad.
Recientemente tuvimos la oportunidad de hacer un tour de “heli-snowshoeing” con Rockies Heli Canada, prácticamente ubicado en medio de la Autopista de los Campos de Hielo entre el Parque Nacional de Banff y el Parque Nacional de Jasper, y a un lado de Abraham Lake, un lago súper famoso en Instagram y el cual vale muchísimo la pena vistar.
When it comes to Canadian cities, Toronto is certainly the most famous. As Canada’s most populated metropolitan area, Toronto is home to soaring skyscrapers, the iconic CN Tower, and many famous sports teams including the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Toronto Raptors, and the Toronto Blue Jays. It’s also the most multicultural city on Earth and one of the safest in North America. As you can imagine, there’s plenty of things to do in Toronto for tourists wishing to experience Canada’s biggest city and plenty of ways to save money as well, such as using CityPASS, which I’ll talk about below.
Best things to do in Toronto
There are so many things to do in Toronto that one blog article is simply not enough to talk about them all. However, there are a couple of attractions you shouldn’t miss.
The CN Tower
Known as one of the wonders of the modern world, the CN Tower is a thrill for everyone. Whether you want to see the expansive city views at day or night, there’s no better place than the CN Tower. With an observation deck located 1, 136 meters above the city, you’ll truly get a bird’s eye view. You can also experience a glass floor, a panoramic restaurant, or the incredible SkyWalk attraction for those looking for a thrill.
Royal Ontario Museum
It’s not easy to earn the “royal status” but the Royal Ontario Museum is one of a kind. Explore art, world culture, natural history, and more as you traverse the exquisite galleries at this world-famous museum. The Royal Ontario Museum is the largest museum in Canada and one of the largest in North America. With over six million items spread out over 40 galleries, you’ll definitely need a full day to learn about dinosaurs, minerals, meteorites, African art, European history, Canadian history, and more!
Experience the Edwardian era at Casa Loma, a gothic revival style house that just so happens to be the only landmark castle in North America. You’ll find secret passages and tunnels and can see vintage cars from the 1900’s. You’ll also find gorgeous views from the castle’s unique towers. In fact, you can even rent the castle in the afternoons when the museum has been closed to the public.
As you can see, this is barely the tip of the iceberg when it comes to things to do and see in Toronto and we’ll be exploring much more as we road trip across Canada for 150-days in 2017.
How to save money on these attractions in Toronto
Whether you’re coming from overseas to Toronto or from Canada to Toronto, CityPASS has you covered. If you’re looking to explore the Royal Ontario Museum, the CN Tower, Casa Loma, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, the Toronto Zoo, or the Ontario Science Centre, the CityPASS will save you 44%!
To learn more, visit www.citypass.com.
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Conduciendo la Autopista de los Campos de Hielo
Nuestro viaje comenzó bajo una sábana de nubes, pero no pasó mucho tiempo para que el cielo se despejará y revelará las grandes cimas que hacen de la Autopista de los Campos de Hielo (Icefields Parkway) un lugar tan famoso, conocido como uno de los viajes en auto más escénicos en el mundo. Esto lo percatamos rápidamente después de solo ver algunas de sus atracciones, que hicieron de este viaje algo espectacular con sus montañas copadas de nieve, valles profundos llenos de pinos, glaciares brillantes y lagos color turquesa. [Read more…] about Tres Días en el Parque Nacional de Jasper
Situated right next to the Athabasca River, just 10-minutes outside the town of Jasper lies Becker’s Chalets. These chalets are nestled in rocky mountain paradise. Not only does the river flow by but there’s also a massive park complete with a kids playground. Our chalet actually opened out onto the park and every morning we’d see Canadian geese munching on the grass. On one morning, we even saw a herd of Elk munching on the grass. Maybe we should have tried it? Must have been a great breakfast. [Read more…] about Becker’s Chalets | Best Places to Stay in Jasper, Alberta
After another day exploring gorgeous Jasper National Park, including a walk on the Columbia Icefield Glacier and Skywalk, it was time for another gourmet meal. After looking at the best restaurants in Jasper via TripAdvisor, we decided to make reservations at Evil Dave’s Grill.
Evil Dave’s is a locally owned family restaurant serving up a globally inspired menu of “wicked food” with fresh ingredients and creative flare. In all honesty, as soon as I saw appetizers like Crazy Calamari and Lollipop Shrimp, I was sold. [Read more…] about Dinner at Evil Dave’s Grill in Jasper, Alberta
After a beautiful day exploring the scenery of Jasper National Park, including a Jasper Skytram ride and a drive on the Icefields Parkway, it was time for a delicious meal. Since we’re not in Jasper often, my wife and I decided to eat somewhere fancy. After some research, we ended up at Syrahs of Jasper. Ranked very high on TripAdvisor, Syrahs of Jasper provides an intimate, warm-hued atmosphere with gourmet regional Canadian cuisine such as elk and salmon. [Read more…] about Breakfast and Dinner at Syrahs of Jasper