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Bears crossing the road in Jasper National Park

How to protect yourself from bears and other beasts in the Rockies

A bear encounter is a treacherous fact of life in the Rocky Mountains. What’s more, if you come from the UK (or most city areas), you probably have no idea what to do to protect yourself from bears. Perhaps you think the best thing to do is to run as …

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One Republic in concert at the BC Lions opening game 2022

Discover 4 exciting sporting events in Vancouver for a great price

Sport in Vancouver is a family spectacle, often involving babies draped over parents’ bodies while they raucously celebrate the game. The game often appears to be the springboard for entertainment off the sporting field rather than the main attraction. Although this seems an alien concept to a passionate British sports …

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Columbia Icefield snowcoach

Is the cost of the Columbia Icefields worth the visit?

A visit to the Columbia Icefields is not a budget day out and it is understandable that you might consider giving this trip a swerve. After all, you can admire the Icefields from the road below. However, this is one of the few places in the world that you can …

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Beautiful views of Medecine Lake in Alberta

3 free things to do in Maligne Valley if you have your own wheels

The Maligne Valley in summer is a delightful mix of gushing waterfalls, glacial lakes and woodland trails with great prospects for wildlife spotting. As you ascend the valley from Jasper, you will be treated to dramatic mountain views and endless photo opportunities as you pass canyons, lakes and mountains. Mist …

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Lake Louise without the crowds

Why the Icefields Parkway is one of the world’s most spectacular drives

National Geographic describes the Icefields Parkway as ‘One of the world’s most spectacular driving tours’ and they are not wrong. The Icefields Parkway is simply jaw dropping with rugged peaks, gushing waterfalls, innumerable glaciers, dense forest and oodles of wildlife (in summer). This is one scenic drive you must add …

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