Category Archives: Alberta

Photo of the Week: Summer in Lake Louise

Mike and I visit Lake Louise regularly, as it’s our favourite place to go for a romantic weekend away. I always walk to the edge of the lake to take a photo with Victoria Glacier in the background, but this time I wanted to photograph something different. I love how this picture captures all the…

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Photo of the Week: Peyto Lake, Banff National Park

As a lifelong resident of Alberta, and frequent visitor to Banff National Park, it’s very odd that I hadn’t visited Peyto Lake before now. Over the last few months, I was seeing so many photos of this beautiful lake on Instagram, that I decided we had to make a special stop on our way home…

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Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta- One of Canada’s Most Unique Landscapes

Arriving at Dinosaur Provincial Park, I feel like I am stepping back in time, to an era when enormous, prehistoric creatures ruled the earth. Millions of years ago, dinosaurs roamed Alberta’s land, once lush with subtropical vegetation and towering Redwoods. Looking across the horizon, I don’t see the palms and giant ferns that once decorated…

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  • Jess - I’ve been to a dinosaur park, but it’s not nearly as large – or impressive – as this one. I would love to do the fossil safari! It’s cool that they restrict some areas to the paleontologists – it will make sure the area is preserved for the long term.January 5, 2014 – 7:53 pmReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - A fossil safari or an actual dig sounds awesome! I would love to do something like that.February 8, 2014 – 3:23 amReplyCancel

Photo of the Week: Downtown Lights, Edmonton, Alberta

When you’ve lived in the same city for a long period of time, sometimes it’s hard to feel inspired by it. It’s easy to become jaded and no longer notice the beauty that surrounds you. After 14 years of living in Edmonton (and growing up only 45 minutes away), I’ve been feeling…unenthused, to put it…

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  • Miranda - Great photo! One of my favorite things to do in Edmonton is to watch the storms in the summer. We lived just off Whyte ave and had a great view of downtown.October 8, 2013 – 2:49 pmReplyCancel

    • Rhonda Krause - Thanks! We do get some amazing skies here during storms.October 8, 2013 – 4:24 pmReplyCancel

Moraine Lake, Banff National Park- The Lake With the Twenty Dollar View

Excitedly, Mike and I climb up Rockpile trail, weaving our way around huge boulders of glacial moraine so prominent that the nearby Moraine Lake was named after the debris. Walking a little faster than normal, we are anxious to see the famous lake that graced the back of Canada’s $20 bills during our childhood. A…

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  • Samuel Jeffery - Gorgeous photos! While I attended the U of A in Edmonton I would try to visit Banff and Jasper as often as I could.August 14, 2013 – 11:03 pmReplyCancel

    • Rhonda Krause - Thanks! We try to go to the Rockies as much as possible too. We’re so lucky to have such beautiful places in our own backyard. (I went to the U of A as well-B.Ed).August 14, 2013 – 11:08 pmReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - Great photos! I love the photos of the chipmunk too. I used to try to catch them around my house when I was a kind. I definitely never got that close!August 16, 2013 – 9:34 amReplyCancel

    • Rhonda Krause - I couldn’t believe how unafraid the chipmunks were. They would come right up to our hand and then scurry a little ways away when they realized we didn’t have any food. It gave me a lot of great photo opportunities! Hurray for fast shutter speeds!August 16, 2013 – 10:16 amReplyCancel

Photo of the Week: Chateau Lake Louise, Banff National Park

The decor throughout the Chateau Lake Louise pays homage to the Swiss influence that was paramount to the early development of the Lake Louise Area. This chandelier in the main lobby has four maidens, facing each of the cardinal directions. The women are said to represent the wives of the Swiss mountain guides. The chandelier…

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Edmonton Heritage Festival-Celebrating Canada’s Multiculturalism

This past August long weekend, Mike and I took in one of our hometown’s largest festivals- the Edmonton Heritage Festival at Hawrelak Park. The Edmonton Heritage Festival is a fun way to celebrate and learn about the different cultures that contribute to Canada’s identity as a multicultural nation. You may not know this, but Canada…

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  • Alouise - I alway love finding other local travel bloggers (I’m from Leduc, but I go to Grant Mac so I’m in Edmonton a few times a week). I love Heritage Days, and went this year with a couple friend. I recommend going early (not as hot or as busy) when everything first opens, and splitting dishes with someone else. Your tickets go further and you get to try more food, which is always good.August 11, 2013 – 4:36 pmReplyCancel

  • Torill Bourret - Something to try next year.August 12, 2013 – 2:29 amReplyCancel

  • Ellen Lafleche-Christian - Looks like a wonderful time. I bet the dances were amazing!August 12, 2013 – 11:29 amReplyCancel

  • Marina K. Villatoro - I live for these types of festivals. We don’t get any here in Guatemala!

    Great pictures.August 13, 2013 – 10:42 amReplyCancel

Photo of the Week: Ink Pots, Banff National Park

The Johnston Canyon trail is one of the most popular hiking trails in Banff National Park.  However, not too many people hike as far as the Ink Pots. Those who make the 3 km trek from the Upper Falls to Johnston Valley are rewarded with this beautiful view, unspoiled by the masses of tourists you…

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  • Helen - I was just having a nostalgia trip and found this site. The photos are great and remind me of living in the area as a child and young adult. Just one issue and that is your text is running into your side bar and is mixed up with the information there.August 5, 2015 – 5:36 pmReplyCancel

Romantic Lake Louise- Our Favourite Activities for Romance

Lake Louise is one of our favourite places to visit in the Canadian Rockies and Mike and I have made many trips here during our relationship. Lake Louise is pristine, calming and picturesque- the perfect place for couples of any age to rekindle the spark during a romantic weekend getaway in Alberta. For us, romance…

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Pyramid and Patricia Lakes- Jasper National Park

Ahh…Jasper. Every time I visit I don’t want to return to my city life. Sparkling blue lakes reflecting postcard-perfect Rocky Mountain views, leave me feeling calm and serene every time. Just visit Pyramid and Patricia Lakes and you’ll know what I mean! Visiting Pyramid and Patricia Lakes- Jasper National Park As part of the Canadian…

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  • Cindy Nagele - thanks for sharing. We were looking for a place to stay at Jasper but we have three adults. any other suggestionsJuly 8, 2015 – 3:42 pmReplyCancel

  • Cindy Nagele - thanks for sharing. We were looking for a place to stay at Jasper but we have three adults. any other suggestionsJuly 8, 2015 – 3:42 pmReplyCancel

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