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Glacier Skywalk: It’s OK to Look Down!

Glacier Skywalk Jasper National Park

The Glacier Skywalk, located near the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre (which is one hour from Jasper or two and half hours from Banff), gives guests a one-of-a-kind mountain experience. This marvel of engineering allows visitors to walk out on a glass-floored walkway that extends from a cliff, looking 280 metres (918 ft) over the […]

Light Up Your Canada Day With Southern Alberta Firework Shows

Canada Day Firework Shows in Southern Alberta

One of the best parts of Canada Day has got to be capping off a terrific day with a spectacular fireworks display! Here’s where you can find firework displays in Southern Alberta on July 1, 2015, so that your Canada Day can have some sparkle and flash! Airdrie: Chinook Winds Ball Park (10:30 pm) Banff: Central Park (11 pm) […]

Celebrate Canada’s 148th Birthday Mountain-Style in Canmore

Canada Day Celebrations in Canmore AB

Canmore loves Canada Day; it’s the Canada Day destination of choice for many southern Alberta families! This year, planned festivities include: Pancake Breakfast (8-10 am), Parade (noon), Mountain Made Canada Day Market (9 am – 2 pm), Party in Centennial Park (2:30 – 5:30 pm) and Fireworks (10:30 pm). See the website for more info. […]

Canada Day in the Country at the Bar U Ranch

Family fun at the Bar U Ranch

Celebrate Canada’s 148th birthday at the Bar U Ranch with cake, a flag-raising ceremony and family fun day. Step back in time for an old-fashioned country celebration! Free admission. Canada Day at the Bar U Ranch Event Details: When: July 1, 2015 Time: 9 am – 5 pm Where: Bar U Ranch National Historic Site Address: P.O. […]

They’re Off! 110th Running of the Millarville Races

Millarville Races

Hosted by the Millarville Racing and Agricultural Society, the Millarville Races have been an annual tradition since 1905. This year’s races include ladies sidesaddle, thoroughbred horse racing with Pari-Mutuel Betting, stock and pack horse races. Children can also participate in activities, such as: face-painting, a petting zoo, foot races and more! Between the races feel […]

Canada Day + Summer Fun = Cochrane Summerfest

Cochrane Summerfest

Friday night kick-off: starting at 8:50 pm, enjoy Glee Club and Band on the Bow presentations, followed by the family movie E.T. (bring your own chairs and blankets). On Saturday July 1st, Summerfest activities run from 11 am – 5 pm. Check the website for a complete schedule of activities. Lots of fun stuff happening all […]

Alberta Resident Discount | Brewster Travel Epic Explorer Pass

Brewster Travel's Epic Explorer Pass

This summer, Brewster Travel Canada wants you to experience Epic Made Easy. Their Epic Explorer Pass includes the following four Alberta adventures: A heart-pounding walk on the glass-floored Glacier Skywalk A trip to the top of Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola A tranquil tour on the Banff Lake Cruise An Ice Age exploration on the Glacier […]

Taste Of Markerville

Taste of Markerville, June 1, 2015.

On July 25, head to Historic Markerville, for Taste of Markerville, a country food fair showcasing great local food, farmers and community. Market from noon to 4 pm, followed by ‘Appy Hour and Long Table Dinner on the banks of the Medicine River. Follow the Facebook page to find out when dinner tickets will go on sale. […]

Marv’s Classic Soda Shop in Black Diamond


Looking for somewhere new to take the kids for lunch or a treat? Make a little road trip to Black Diamond for an old-fashioned soda shop experience that your whole family will love. Featuring ice cream (including carbonated ice cream!), sweets, home made burgers & fries, Marv’s offers a complete 50’s soda shop experience. Marv’s dedication to quality […]

Day Tripping: Bomber Command Museum in Nanton

Canadian Bomber Museum Nanton

The Lancaster Bomber is one of the most iconic aircraft associated with World War II, and very few of these amazing planes are left. Nanton’s Bomber Command Museum is not only home to a Lanc, but also many other vehicles and artifacts from WWII. In addition to the displays and information provided by the knowledgeable […]