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Why You Should Visit Baker Creek Mountain Resort This Winter
Outside our cozy cabin at Baker Creek Mountain Resort, the snow-covered forest was dark and still. Inside, my husband and I were curled up on a sofa in front of a wood stove sipping hot chocolate and watching the embers as they burned and crackled. A cozy cabin in the mountains is a wonderful place to be on a cold winter night and it’s far more romantic and private than a typical hotel accommodation. Over two days, we explored the resort and spent time experiencing Banff National Park in winter. We discovered that winter is a magical time to be at Baker Creek Mountain Resort and the Lake Louise area…
Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary – A Howling Adventure Near Calgary
Wolfdogs are fascinating creatures and the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary near Calgary is a nonprofit haven for them. It’s a place to see wolfdogs up close, to learn about wolfdogs and to learn about wolf behavior. This sanctuary was created to educate the public about responsible wolfdog ownership and to raise awareness about the large numbers of these animals that end up in shelters. Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary is less than an hour’s drive northwest of Calgary near the town of Cochrane, Alberta. Several different experiences are offered, but the most exciting part of a visit is getting to see wolfdogs up close and maybe even interact with them. You can also…
Finding Christmas Magic on the Polar Express Stettler Train
Do you believe in Christmas magic? The Polar Express, one of the world’s most beloved children’s Christmas books, is all about magic. Every year, in the weeks leading up to Christmas, Alberta Prairie Railway reenacts the story on the Polar Express Stettler train journey.
Summer Fun in Canada’s Sunniest City – Medicine Hat
Medicine Hat sits squarely in the sunbelt of Canada and receives an average of 2544 hours of sunshine every year, making it the sunniest city in Canada. In The Hat, you can bask in the sun 330 days a year. The city’s sunshine trolley transit system proudly proclaims the fact on the back of all of its trolley buses. With all that sunshine, it stands to reason that Hatters know how to celebrate summer better than anyone else. Here are some suggestions for the best ways to enjoy summer fun in Medicine Hat. There are affiliate links in this post. If you make a qualifying purchase through one of these…
Jasper Jammer Tours – The Newest Adventure in Jasper National Park
There’s a new sightseeing adventure in Jasper National Park. Sundog Tours is offering sightseeing tours in a fully refurbished 1939 Jammer Bus. You can rent the entire bus for a private tour or enjoy a group sightseeing tour. We were the first media to try out the new tour and we had a blast. It’s one of the most unique Jasper tours out there. There are affiliate links in this post. If you make a qualifying purchase through one of these links, Wander Woman Travel Magazine may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks for your support! Why is it Called a Jammer Bus? The White…
Grassi Knob Trail Happy Dance
My legs burned as I ventured up the Grassi Knob trail near Canmore, Alberta. The thought of reaching the top is what motivated me to keep going. I was so happy my friends Jenna and Claire were along with me to experience this adventure. Grassi Knob is not a super well-known hike, but the views are fantastic and well worth the effort it takes to reach the top. To get to the top involves trail finding as well as a difficult climb, but it is well worth it to enjoy the breathtaking views of Canmore and the Three Sisters mountain range. There are affiliate links in this post. If you…
Halfway Hot Springs – A Natural Oasis
The phrase “hidden gem” gets used too often, but there are times when it really fits. Halfway Hot Springs in the Kootenay region of British Columbia is a secluded, undeveloped off-the-beaten-path set of natural hot springs that really are a hidden gem. These hot springs are different from other hot springs, because they are rustic, rugged and all natural. They are very popular in summer. We visited them in early spring when there was still snow on the ground. Getting to these hot springs was challenging, but it was well worth the effort to soak in the serenity and beauty of Halfway Hot Springs. There are affiliate links in this…
Camping and Hiking at Abraham Lake
Word is starting to get out – Abraham Lake camping and hiking adventures are some of the best in the Rocky Mountains. You can camp near this beautiful lake for free and enjoy lovely mountain scenery and wonderful hiking trails without paying the fees associated with entering a national park. Bighorn Backcountry, also known as David Thompson Country, is one of the prettiest places in Canada. There are affiliate links in this post. If you make a qualifying purchase through one of these links, Wander Woman Travel Magazine may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks for your support! About Abraham Lake and David Thompson Country With…
From Banff to Jasper – A Complete Guide to Canada’s Most Spectacular Drive
The Banff to Jasper drive along the Icefields Parkway (Hwy 93) is one of the most scenic journeys on the planet and is the ultimate Canadian Rockies road trip. You’ll drive past impossibly blue lakes, cascading waterfalls, towering mountain peaks and over a hundred glaciers. There’s a good chance you’ll spot wildlife on the drive from Banff to Jasper or the Jasper to Banff drive- it’s equally good in either direction. There aren’t many places in the world where you can see so much in just 288 kilometres (179 miles). If you rushed it, you could do this drive in three-and-a-half hours, but why would you? There is so much…
The Best Tacos in Puerto Vallarta
You won't find the best tacos in Puerto Vallarta if you stay on your all-inclusive resort. You have to go where the locals are. Here are seven spots that serve the best tacos in Puerto Vallarta.