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A Visit to the Banff Springs Hotel: A Rocky Mountain Classic

If you ever wanted to play hide and go seek then the Banff Springs Hotel is the place to do it. You just might never be found. We weren't trying to get lost last weekend but the labyrinth of corridors, nooks and crannies in this stately old hotel means that the odds are against being discovered. Just finding our room was an adventure. About the Banff Springs Hotel The Banff Springs Hotel has a longer history…

Snowshoe To The Ink Pots In Banff National Park

Snowshoeing to the Ink Pots in Banff National Park

Banff National Park is full of winter trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Some are well-marked well others take you into the backcountry. Snowshoeing to the Ink Pots near Johnston Canyon is one of the great options. It's 12 kilometres (return) via Moose Meadows. The trail is well-signed and easy to follow. Getting to the Ink Pots Trailhead You'll find the trailhead a few kilometres east of Castle Junction along the Bow Valley Parkway on…

Beautiful Scenery Around Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

A Visit to Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump in Alberta

Updated January 2020 The Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump in southern Alberta is a UNESCO world heritage site worth visiting. My visit to Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, was an illuminating journey into the life of the Plains people and the buffalo culture. This buffalo jump is one of the world's oldest - and best preserved jump. The name of this UNESCO World Heritage Site traces its origins to a legend about a foolish young brave. He wanted to…

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