The Jasper Planetarium

 A year-round galactic experience.

The Banff Gondola

The experience everyone talks about.

Travel Journaling

Let’s talk about keeping a travel journal.

Cochrane’s Wolfdog Sanctuary

16 minutes west of Cochrane is every dog lover’s dream, check it out!

Road Trip Games…

To keep the kids entertained (and maybe you too)!

Valentine Gifts For Campers

Your gift guide to romance this season!

Oh Look More Board Games!

The world of boardgames expands, and so does our list with 5 more awesome picks.

The Red Chairs of Parks Canada

These Adirondack chairs have become a staple of Canadian hikes. 

Hidden Gems: Rocky Mountain House Historic Site Hiking

This Historic Site not only offers a great glimpse at history, but some gorgeous walking paths too!

All About the Northern Lights

Take a dive into the famous lights, what they are, and tips on how to see them.

A Camping Kid’s Christmas Wishlist

Have the kids been nice enough to get some presents under the tree this year? We’ve got some great additions to your list!

Is Full-Time RVing Right for You?

Thinking about starting full-time RV living? Here are a few questions to ask yourself as you debate the lifestyle change. 

Your Flash Intro to Whistler

Our first look at a British Columbia excursion lodestone. 

An Intro to Boondocking

Whether you call it boondocking or random camping – here’s a low-down on the true back to nature experience. 

Hidden Secrets at the Bottom of Lake Superior

A watery grave takes new meaning for Lake Superior

8 Killer Creatures Found in Banff National Park

Check out some of the animals to be found in Banff!

Books for Young Campers

Continue to foster the minds of your ever active kiddos, who are sure to love some of these books during the off season. 

Expanding Your Game Cabinet

We’ve scrounged around the internet, gone diving in friends’ game cupboards.

Your Flash Intro to Canmore

Banff’s little sister is nothing to scoff at. 

Equipment Free Exercises 2

Let’s add a few more exercises to the roster, shall we?

Alberta’s UNESCO Sites

For the historically and culturally minded, we’ve got a list of Alberta’s historical sites for you to check out.

Easy No Equipment Exercises

You don’t need to bring the entire gym with you to get some exercise in during travel.

Your Flash Intro to Banff National Park

A global draw is only a few hours away. Prepare to be in awe.

Grotto Canyon Hike

Not far from Canmore is the Grotto Canyon Hike

Hot Springs Etiquette

Visiting some natural hot springs? Take a peek at our recommendations on proper etiquette so you don’t look like a fish out of water…

Your Flash Intro to Drumheller, Alberta 

Where dinosaurs once roamed, we can now marvel at Alberta’s badlands.

The Chipmunk and Bear

An old-school campfire story that tells the tale of how the chipmunk got its stripes.

Penny Dreadfuls – Scary Stories for Around the Fire

We’re starting a series of ghoulish tales for you to tell around the fire…

Moose: The True King of Canada

Did you know that some Canadian schools will go into lockdowns if a moose ends up too close?

Anti-Bored Games

Survey says…these games are best played when the kids have gone to bed. 

Play It Family Style

These games are family friendly, but warning: highly competitive families may want to tread with caution.

Kindling Narratives

TED talks who? Check out our tips on how to tell the perfect story around the fire!

Cave and Basin National Historic Site

Learn about the birthplace of Banff National Park

Return to Your Wandering Roots on a Thru-Hike

Exploration is wired into our brains. If we can see the horizon, we want to know what’s beyond. – Buzz Aldrin. 

Your Flash Intro to Jasper, Alberta

Jasper is one of those places that draws people from everywhere.

The Great Divide Trail

One of the most challenging trails to hike in Canada, the Great Divide traverses the continental divide between Alberta and British Columbia for more than 1100 km!

An Intro to Canada’s National Parks

If you’ve never gone into a national park you might not be familiar with certain park etiquette or how they differ from your average campground.

Are You Afraid of the Dark? – 10 scary movies for fun and fear

Ahhh camping – whether you’re a precocious film student, a seasoned camper, or a scantily clad camp counselor, the great outdoors is a familiar setting for a good old fashioned scary movie.

Frontier Antics

Check out our picks for some of the best campfire games for your next trip!

Screen Free Activities for the Kiddos

Here’s a couple camping activities for the kids that aren’t electronics, and can double as family bonding! 

7 of the Best Campgrounds in Alberta

Planning for the next season already? Time to get ahead of the crowds; we’ve hunted down an updated list of the 7 best reviewed campgrounds in Alberta! (according to Google, the internet search god, all hail) 

Discover the Roots of the Campfire Story

It’s not all s’mores and hot dogs.

Most Romantic Destinations in the Rockies

Time for a proper mix-up this Valentine’s Day, check out some of the Rocky Mountains’ most romantic destinations.

A Journey to Dark Sky Preserves

What comes to mind when you hear ‘preserve?’ I would hazard a guess that it makes you suddenly imagine a picturesque view of mountains and trees, the hum of insects, fresh, crisp air (…)

Top 6 Campgrounds in Alberta

The best thing you can give your loved ones this year is something to look forward to this upcoming summer… Booking some time away IS that something!

Changes to campsite bookings in Alberta Parks

In previous years all available campsites were made available for online booking at once. That system has been replaced.

Alberta introduces new pilot for using generators

Visitors to eight provincial parks and recreation areas in Alberta will be able to enjoy longer periods of peace and quiet this year after the province put more restrictions on fuel generators.

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