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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 […]

Day Tripping: Museum of Miniatures in Nanton

Museum of Miniatures Nanton

See several historical scenes of the Old West and exotic locales all under one roof at Nanton’s Museum of Miniatures! The museum features highly-detailed and very tiny versions of historical Native villages, active western towns, farming and logging towns, gold panning, plus wildlife scenes, a circus, African jungle animals, prehistorical animals, and fossil displays. You’ll […]

Day Tripping: Ultimate Trains and Big Sky Garden Railway in Nanton

Big Sky Trains Nanton

Train fans big and small will love the Ultimate Trains and Big Sky Garden Railway, located just a leisurely drive away in Nanton, Alberta. The 7,000 sq.ft. attraction is a haven for train lovers, with a huge Garden Railway train display running in a detailed miniature world, a Steamin’ Demon Ride-on train that can be […]

Day Tripping: Canadian Grain Elevator Discovery Centre in Nanton

Canadian Grain Elevator Discovery Centre Nanton

Is there anything that symbolizes the Canadian prairie better than old wooden grain elevators? Iconic grain elevators are becoming an increasingly rare sight in Southern Alberta, but thanks to the Canadian Grain Elevator Discovery Centre in Nanton, you can still learn about these beautiful structures. Learn all about the history of grain elevators and their […]

Glacier Skywalk Now Open!

Glacier Skywalk Jasper National Park

As of May 1, 2014, the Glacier Skywalk in Jasper National Park is open for business! 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 […]

Cave and Basin Skating Rink Open Until April 30

Cave and Basin Skating Rink

Banff’s Cave and Basin is one of Parks Canada’s most historic sites. The Cave and Basin is starting a new tradition for mountain visitors — on the deck of where the old thermal pool once was a skating rink will be set up from February 14 until the end of April. Come out and skate […]

Stand Up Paddleboarding in Calgary

Photo Credit: Cam Schaus

Don’t miss out on the fun! Get FREE access to news and events in Calgary! by Tanya Koob Stand up Paddleboarding (SUP) is the fastest growing sport around the world right now for good reason. It’s easy, there’s a low learning curve, and most people can jump on a board their first time out with […]

Picnic in Kananaskis Country | Elbow Falls

Elbow River, at Elbow Falls, Kananaskis Country

Since winter had pretty much been non-existent this year, we decided this past weekend to go for a picnic to Elbow Falls in Kananaskis. Elbow Falls is a great little walk for small children but since there is snow still on the ground, the walk ways are closed but there is quite a bit of […]

Big Hill Springs Provincial Park: Who Knew? This Place Is Great!

Big Hill Springs Provincial Park

My husband and I agreed, the only agenda we had for the Labour Day weekend, was to spend time together. We had a great summer, filled with lots of activity and visiting with friends and trips with family. But now it was time to hang out, uninterrupted, as a family.[…]

Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park: Our First Visit To Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park

glenbow ranch provincial park

The Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park officially opened its “doors” to the public August 9th. I have been anticipating the opening of this park for a very long time. I first heard about its development over four years ago and I am thrilled the wait is finally over! […]