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There’s Music in the Mountains at the Canmore Folk Music Festival

Canmore Folk Fest

Take a trip out to Canmore for a three-day folk music event in the heart of the Canadian Rockies! In addition to the great music, there will be food and craft vendors, a kids area, and more! This year’s performers include Bahamas, Shred Kelly, The Small Glories, Harry Manx, and many other great musicians. Don’t […]

Make a Splash at the Chestermere Water Festival

Chestermere Water Festival, July 25, 2015 in Chestermere AB.

On Saturday July 25th, head to Chestermere for a splashin’ good time, as the city celebrates summer on the lake at their annual Water Festival. Attractions include live music, an artisan’s market and food trucks, beer garden, a kids’ fun zone, wake boarding competition, plus a rubber duck race and boat rides. The Chemical Cowboys get the […]

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! The Brooks Medieval Faire Bringeth History to Life

Brooks Medieval Faire, August 8-9, 2015 in Brooks AB.

This August, step back in time to the era of knights in shining armour, and their fair damsels (not necessarily in distress!). The Brooks Medieval Faire, taking place August 8-9th, offers such medieval delights as jousting and sword-fighting competitions, dancing performances, historical reenactments, costume contests, an artisan marketplace, and even feasts (FYI, Saturday night is already […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]