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Hiking the Chilkoot Trail from Alaska to British Columbia

The Chilkoot Trail, which begins on tidewater in Alaska and climbs up over mountains in British Columbia, presents a unique backpacking opportunity, as this is a trail rich with history. It was the main trail used in the famous Klondike Gold Rush of the late 1800’s, one of the biggest rushes the world has ever seen. An international crowd of literally tens of thousands, fueled by dreams of riches, used the Chilkoot Trail to chase the gold in the Yukon. Most suffered incredible hardship, many nev...
Tags: Travel, White House, Hiking, US, Canada, United States, National Parks, Alaska, Broadway, John, Seattle, British Columbia, Edmonton, Parks Canada, Yukon, Bennett


10 Beginner Backpacking Trips in the Canadian Rockies

One of the great pleasures in my life is camping and backpacking in the Canadian Rockies. With years of experience under my belt, I don’t give much thought to the difficulty of a trip unless it’s a real out there wilderness experience. But I know that there are lots of wannabe backpackers that are nervous about taking their first steps and spending a night in a tent, many kilometres from a trailhead, especially when it’s a new experience, and you are traveling in bear country. Not all backpack...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, British Columbia, Alberta, Rockies, Jasper National Park, Icefields Parkway, Parks Canada, Canadian Rockies, Rocky Mountain, Sparwood, Elbow Lake, Trans Canada Highway, Kananaskis, North Saskatchewan River, Yoho


Where to Go Snowshoeing in Jasper National Park

If you love snowshoeing, then Jasper National Park is a terrific place to visit in winter. Enjoy kilometres of untracked trails, sublime mountain views, snowy meadows, quiet lakes, and a pretty good chance of seeing an elk. Winter is long in Jasper – and so is the season for snowshoeing, especially at higher elevation locations. On the days when the snowpack is thin, hike the trails instead, with a pair of icers tucked in your pack should you need them. There’s lots of snowshoeing in Jasper cl...
Tags: Travel, Jasper, Alberta, Medicine Lake, Rockies, Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Parks Canada, Don, Icefield Parkway, Valley, Cottonwood, Maligne Lake, Fairmont, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Pyramid Lake


Winter in Jasper – The Ultimate 3 Day Getaway

Winter in Jasper is divine. Once the snow arrives, the town is transformed into a true Canadian winter wonderland . Not only is it a quiet place to visit in winter compared to the summer, it’s an exceptional base for cold weather-adventures. Anyone who is prepared to bundle up and enjoy the fresh air and outdoors, will love to explore the area. There’s so much to do from skiing and boarding to skating, ice walks, winter walks, fat biking and dark sky viewing, and almost all of it is within a ...
Tags: Travel, Winter, Canada, Jasper, Quebec, Alberta, Calgary, Edmonton, Medicine Lake, Rockies, Lake Louise, Jasper National Park, Marmot Basin, Icefields Parkway, Parks Canada, Valley


Tonquin Valley Hiking Guide – What You Need to Know

For a take-your-breath-away beautiful multi-day hiking trip in the Canadian Rockies, you must put the Tonquin Valley trail in Jasper National Park on your hiking wish list. You’ve probably seen postcards with the famous Ramparts in touristy shops in Banff or Jasper. They’re a mountain range with 10 named summits like Drawbridge, Bastion, Dungeon and Turret Peak – towering over beautiful Amethyst Lakes and the main reason you want to do this hike. But there are others – like the chance to see...
Tags: Travel, Sweden, Hiking, US, Itinerary, Canada, Jasper, Norway, John, Alberta, Lofoten Islands, Banff, Rockies, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Jasper National Park


The Burgess Shale Hike in Yoho National Park

The Burgess Shale hike in Yoho National Park has been on my radar for years. Most of the appeal – before I actually did it, was the fact that the Walcott Quarry where the Burgess Shale fossils are located, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and I love checking out UNESCO sites. However, despite the fact that I have a degree in geology, I confess that I am not overly interested in fossils, mildly interested would be a better description. My husband John, is a whole other matter. He is a geologis...
Tags: Travel, Australia, China, Hiking, Earth, Unesco, Canada, John, Nevada, British Columbia, Columbia, Unesco Sites, Parks Canada, Field, Yoho National Park, Gemma


Banff: Remembering Quiet In A Tourist Town

Banff: it is a small town in Alberta, in the Canadian Rockies. There is only one other town, near neighbour Lake Louise, which is at a higher elevation in the province. Often, as a gateway to the parks and places nearby, the town becomes a crossroads for tourists, backpackers, seasonal worker, skiers, hikers; at times it can be heaving with people. The last time I was in in the town a few years... Read the whole entry... »          Related Stories Hadrian’s Wall: Guide To Exploring23 Storie...
Tags: Travel, Winter, History, Nature, Canada, National Parks, Alberta, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Parks Canada, Kerry Projects, Parks And Preserves, Hadrian, Canada Travel, Quiet Places, Banff Town


Sunset Pass & Sunset Lookout Hike – Icefields Parkway

I discovered the Sunset Pass and Sunset Lookout hike accessed from the Icefields Parkway in Banff National Park completely by chance. I was researching campgrounds to stay in that are a short hike in from the trailhead. Without looking into the details too much, the Norman Lake Campground on the way to Sunshine Pass seemed like a good choice as it is approximately 4 km from the parking lot. But to get there you have an elevation gain of approximately 530 metres. The Norman Lake Campground is a...
Tags: Travel, Google, Hiking, Egypt, John, Alberta, Calgary, Banff, Banff National Park, Icefields Parkway, Parks Canada, Wilson, Banff Lake Louise, Don, Coleman, Cross


Paget Lookout – Paget Peak Hike in Yoho National Park

The Paget Lookout – Paget Peak hike in British Columbia’s Yoho National Park was not our first choice on a summer weekend. But our plans to hike to the summit of Mt. Saint Piran were thwarted when we arrived at Lake Louise – the starting point, to find the parking lot full. In these COVID times it’s always a good idea to have a Plan B as many trails and parking lots have been unbelievably busy this summer. I had done some research before we left home and loved the sound of the Paget Lookout hi...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, Canada, John, British Columbia, Stephen, Rockies, Lake Louise, Parks Canada, Alpine Club, Yoho National Park, Piran, Great Divide Lodge, Sherbrooke Lake, Lake O Hara, Cathedral Mountain Lodge


Canada: COVID-19: Cross Country Update (June 17, 2020) - Miller Thomson LLP

Starting on June 22, 2020, Parks Canada will begin to offer some camping services at select national parks and national historic sites across the country in alignment with the guidance of national
Tags: News, Canada, Parks Canada, LLP, Miller Thomson


Rare white grizzly bear sighting

The Clarkson family was treated to a rare surprise while driving down a highway in Canada’s Banff National Park. Cara Clarkson was traveling with her son and husband when they spotted and filmed two grizzly bears searching for food on the side of the road. While one had a traditional brown coat, the other had a coat of white fur. “We’re talking polar bear white,” Clarkson told local media. According to experts, the bear is not considered albino; the unusual coloring is the result of a rece...
Tags: Travel, Canada, North America, Bears, Clarkson, Rockies, Banff National Park, All, Parks Canada, CBC News, Kermode, Cara Clarkson, Mike Gibeau, Seth Cherry


Lessons From The Arctic Circle To Regulate Emotions During The Pandemic 

by Kevin Vallely and Amy Posey, authors of “Wild Success: 7 Key Lessons Business Leaders Can Learn from Extreme Adventurers“ As Tabitha and Amanda walk out onto the sea ice, testing their snowshoes in the soft snow, it’s apparent Amanda isn’t comfortable. Tabitha marches ahead about 30 yards and turns to find Amanda stopped in her tracks. Tabitha appears to be urging her on, but Amanda shakes her head. Tabitha: “Come on Amanda, it’s fine. Don’t worry.” Amanda: “I don’t like being on ice. We don...
Tags: Startups, Leadership, Silicon Valley, Parks Canada, Tom, PAUL, Amanda, Kevin, Baffin Island, McGraw Hill, Tabitha, Business Advice, Thinking Aloud, Leading People, Amy Posey, Kevin Vallely


Churchill, Manitoba: 3-season guide

A 3-season travel guide to the natural wonders of Churchill, Manitoba Text by Shel Zolkewich | Photo by Scott Sporleder B ucket listers, start packing. Churchill awaits! This tiny Northern Manitoba community on the shoreline of Hudson Bay has a global reputation as the Polar Bear Capital of the World, as it should. Hundreds of the great white bears migrate this way every fall. But there’s plenty beyond the bears. Beluga whales by the...
Tags: Travel, Wales, Canada, Aurora Borealis, Arctic Circle, Zodiac, Ross, Churchill, Hudson Bay, All, Parks Canada, Manitoba, Winnipeg, Dan, Scott Sporleder, Falcons


10 Breathtaking Lake Louise Hikes, Banff National Park

Lake Louise hikes are some of the best you’ll find in Banff National Park – and even Canada. Superlative mountain and alpine lake scenery is the reward for your efforts. The downside to most but not all of the Lake Louise hikes are the sheer number of people on the popular trails – especially Lake Agnes and the Plain of Six Glaciers.  If you can do it, book accommodation somewhere close to Lake Louise so you can spend more time hiking than driving. Then over three or four days knock off any nu...
Tags: Travel, Mirror Lake, Hiking, Time, Saddleback, John, Alberta, Start, Rockies, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Parks Canada, Paradise Valley, Don, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Deer Lodge


Road trip itinerary for Nova Scotia

T ake in Nova Scotia’s best by checking out the province on a road trip. After all, Halifax, the province’s capital, is an easy day’s drive from Bangor, Maine (whether or not you take the Bar Harbor-Yarmouth ferry). If your 2020 travel goals include flying less, eating lots of delicious seafood, being surrounded by coastal views and quaint towns, and tallying up ocean adventures, you’ve found the right trip. However much time you have is enough time. Grab a few friends, gas up the car, and poi...
Tags: Travel, Itinerary, Unesco, Canada, Hawaii, Imax, Nova Scotia, North America, Halifax, Hall, Road Trip, Chester, All, Parks Canada, Harbour, Bay Of Fundy


Eco-friendly trips to take in 2020

As 2019 came to a close, we wrote that some travel can actually be good for the planet. When we travel to natural habitats, we show locals, businesses, and policy-makers that there’s value in preserving these places. Tourism provides local communities with a viable economic alternative to selling for extraction and development. Visitors fuel jobs, giving a tangible, real-time value to natural resources. But where should you go? We talked to experts around the world and got their top picks on...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Asia, Europe, Ukraine, Thailand, Unesco, Canada, Serbia, West Africa, Brazil, Slovenia, Romania, Peru, South America, Tanzania


35 Top Day Hikes in Canada – Personally Tested

I have been very lucky to spend a lot of time doing hikes in Canada – across all provinces and territories. What I look for in a great day hike is superlative scenery – with my preference being coast, lake or mountain views or even something that makes the hike unique. The Mingan with its fantastic eroded rock monoliths would be a great example. I’m not a fan of hiking miles through forests without a view. From decades of hiking I think these are 35 of the greatest day hikes in Canada. ...
Tags: Travel, Canada, New Brunswick, John, West Coast, East Coast, Greenwich, Alberta, Calgary, Sugarloaf, Lake Superior, Banff, Rockies, Table Mountain, Lake Louise, Banff National Park


The best winter activities in Banff

In the social circles of powderhounds around the world, Banff and Lake Louise are discussed with near-religious reverence. The Canadian Rockies are collectively a world-renowned ski destination, and the Ski Big 3 ski resorts in Banff National Park — Lake Louise Ski Resort, Banff Sunshine Village, and Mt. Norquay — are in a league of their own and have the devout fan base to prove it. But the snow dumped here every winter is manna from heaven for more than just powderhounds. There are many way...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Canada, Continental, Banff, Rockies, Snow Sports, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, All, Parks Canada, Akshay, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Lake Louise Ski Resort, Johnston Canyon, Johnson Lake


Quebec Road Trip: Quebec City to Havre-Saint-Pierre

If you’re looking for a Quebec road trip that’s a little different, why not drive the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River from Quebec City to Havre-Saint -Pierre, the last town of any size, with the option to continue to Kegashka, at the end of Highway 138 – a distance of 1,060 kilometres. In theory you could do the road trip in one long day, taking about 12 hours. But there are a lot of beautiful small towns to explore, some incredible whale watching to do and one of Canada’s most beaut...
Tags: Travel, Canada, North America, Quebec, Catherine, Levi, Road Trip, Parks Canada, Monde, Quebec City, PAUL, AML, Pierre, Jean, St Lawrence River, Chateau Frontenac


Travel: This cruise includes exploring shipwrecks in the frozen Arctic

It may be the Arctic’s greatest and most ghastly maritime mystery — two well-outfitted ships lost at sea for nearly 170 years, all 129 sailors presumed dead amid harrowing tales of cannibalism, starvation, lead poisoning and a subzero march across the bleak tundra. Despite countless books, songs, poems, movies and an AMC TV miniseries, no one really knows what happened after Sir John Franklin infamously set sail from England in 1845 to find the coveted Northwest Passage route with the ill-fated ...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, England, Sport, Things To Do, Canada, Soccer, Arctic, Greenland, Arctic Circle, Arctic Ocean, Zodiac, Ryan Harris, Inuit, Parks Canada


A Trip to Mingan Archipelago National Park in Quebec

For years the Mingan Archipelago National Park has been on my bucket list. I first heard about the park when I started researching places to include in my book on 100 adventures across Canada back in 2013. Kayaking through an archipelago of over 1000 islands that make up the park sounded like a magical adventure to me. Unfortunately the kayaking company I’d looked at shuttered its doors, and there was no replacement for years. So I nixed any plans to go.  Kayaks on the dock on Ile aux Perro...
Tags: Travel, Canada, Atlantic, Richard, Quebec, National Park, James, Parks Canada, Quebec City, Don, Pierre, Loiselle, Naked Island, Mingan Archipelago, Gulf of St Lawrence, Quebec Click


Driving the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia: The Ultimate Road Trip Itinerary

Looking for one of the most beautiful road trips in the world? Consider driving the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. While this is one of the best known road trips in Canada, I hadn’t heard of it until recently — and I was stunned at just how special it was. This summer I’ve been spending a lot of time in Atlantic Canada, which is one of the better decisions I’ve made lately. This is one of my new favorite parts of the world. But one of the biggest highlights of Atlantic Canada has bee...
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This luxury resort in Canada is recognized globally for its contributions to eco tourism

The Fairmont Chateau Lake Lodge in Alberta, Canada is setting the bar high when it comes to sustainable eco tourism. As a popular accommodation choice for outdoor enthusiasts with an unparalleled location inside Banff National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), preserving the national wildlife around the resort is of the utmost importance. The hotel was the very first in Canada to receive the highest possible rating from the Hotel Association of Canada’s Green Key Eco-Rating Program in 2005, a...
Tags: Design, Unesco, Canada, Green Power, Banff National Park, Parks Canada, Alberta Canada, Ocean Wise, Fairmont Chateau Lake Lodge, Westslope Cutthroat Trout Restoration Project, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Via Dwell Images


Hiker's guide to Gros Morne NP

N ewfoundland and Labrador, Canada’s easternmost province, is a pretty magical place. Gorgeous unspoiled wilderness, spectacular hiking trails, icebergs, whale watching, and a Viking history make this an easy spot to fall for. And Gros Morne National Park, on Newfoundland’s west coast, is a world-class introduction. We’re talking dramatic mountain peaks, glacially carved fjords, and some of the best hiking anywhere. You know America’s national parks — now it’s time to explore one of Canada’s ...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, America, Things To Do, Canada, National Parks, Newfoundland, Norway, Mars, Baker, Unesco World Heritage Site, All, Trip Planning, Parks Canada, Gros Morne, Outdoor Adventures


3 professional climbers have been confirmed dead after an avalanche in Banff National Park

Three professional climbers who were caught in an avalanche at Canada's Banff National Park Wednesday were confirmed dead on Sunday, officials said. "A party of three mountaineers attempting the east face of Howse Peak in the Icefields Parkway were reported overdue. Parks Canada responded immediately," a spokesperson for Parks Canada said in a statement."Based on an initial assessment of the scene, it was concluded that all three members of the party were deceased." David Lama and Hansjörg ...
Tags: News, US, Austria, Canada, Banff National Park, Icefields Parkway, Parks Canada, David Lama, Howse, Jess Roskelley, Hansjörg Auer, Howse Peak, Waputik Mountain


Three renowned climbers feared killed in major avalanche in Canada

Three renowned mountain climbers are feared to have died after an avalanche in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.American Jess Roskelley and Austrians David Lama and Hansjorg Auer were attempting to scale a challenging route up the east face of Howse Peak in Alberta's Banff National Park, Canadian officials said.The group was last heard from on Tuesday morning, when Mr Roskelley spoke to his father, John Roskelley, himself a world-renowned climber.Search efforts began on Wednesday when the climbe...
Tags: News, Washington, Austria, Canada, Nepal, Patagonia, John, Alberta, Mount Everest, North Face, Banff National Park, Parks Canada, Cerro Torre, John Roskelley, David Lama, Howse


Wolf pack takes down Ya Ha Tinda Ranch yearling

Parks Canada says one of its horses was killed by a pack of wolves at its Ya Ha Tinda Ranch earlier this month. "Just that fright response, the flight of the horses may have triggered a chase response in the wolves," Bill Hunt of Parks Canada told CBC News on Friday. It's believed a wolf pack travelled through the ranch the night of March 12 and spooked about a dozen colts in a paddock.
Tags: News, Parks Canada, Wolf, CBC News, Bill Hunt, Ya Ha Tinda Ranch


the move west: day seven: calgary alberta to sicamous british columbia

It's very exciting to be past the mountains and in BC! We're having a really good time. It feels like we're on some kind of weird vacation where we don't do anything but drive and eat, and when we're done, we'll go back to where we live -- in Mississauga.Yesterday we had breakfast at an IHOP, then hit the road. It was cold, bright, and sunny. I had been checking weather conditions regularly, and there was no snow in the forecast at any location on the route.From other people's photos, I knew at ...
Tags: Travel, Personal, Vancouver, Pacific, Calgary, Banff, Revelstoke, Travels, Allan, Banff National Park, Parks Canada, Ihop, Diego, Mississauga, Golden, Trans Canada Highway


Canadian National Parks on the Air event (CNPOTA) to run from January 1 to December 31, 2019

The Radio Amateurs of Canada and Parks Canada have recently announced the Canadian National Parks on the Air (CNPOTA) operating event. The CNPOTA event will run from 00:00 UTC January 1, 2019 until 23:59 UTC December 31, 2019. Its goals are to: To promote Canada’s National Parks and National Historic Sites to the world. To promote Amateur Radio portable operation creating activity on the air from as many of the officially-listed Parks Canada Administrated units as possible.  Also we need peopl...
Tags: Radio, Canada, National Parks, Parks Canada, Amateur Radio, Operating, Canadian National Parks, CNPOTA, Radio Amateurs of Canada, Air CNPOTA, National Parks and National Historic Sites, Parks Canada Administrated


Best things to do in Nunavut, Canada

Like other Arctic destinations , Canada’s most northern province is a remote and cold desert. There is no road to Nunavut, and, within the province, getting out of the capital city of Iqaluit often requires a combination of transport such as float plane, skidoo, and dogsled. Nunavut is the traditional home of Canada’s indigenous northerners, the Inuit, and is sparsely populated, with only 32,000 residents living across the huge archipelago. While it may be largely empty and difficult to get t...
Tags: Travel, Canada, Arctic, Finland, All, Parks Canada, Nunavut, Yellowknife, Iqaluit, Baffin Island, Pangnirtung, Nunavut Canada, Tanya Tagaq, ARTIC, Resolute Bay, Cape Dorset