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Everything You Need to Know About Jasper’s Dark Sky

As one of the world’s largest dark sky preserves, Jasper National Park is the perfect location to embrace the night – whether you want to sleep under a blanket of stars, stare into the mesmerizing milky way or watch the awe-inspiring aurora. [...]

Best Spots for Paddling in Banff National Park

You can’t get a more Canadian destination than Banff, and you can’t get a more Canadian activity than canoeing. Since we’re celebrating all things Canada this year, we figured there's no better tribute than to pair these two together! Whether the canoe is your chosen mode of water transport, or you’re keen on using a SUP, kayak, rowboat or raft, here’s our guide to some of the best places to paddle. [...]

Banff Yoga Festival

The second annual Banff Yoga Festival returns this May. Bringing together exceptional teachers of yoga, meditation and mindfulness from Banff and beyond, together we will create a conscious connection to yoga, culture and adventure in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. [...]

Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival: 8 Events to Take You Deeper

Each year, thousands of mountain enthusiasts descend on the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity for nine days of epic events at the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival. The program is chock-full with inspiring speakers, adrenaline-pumping films, and educational workshops. With such a full schedule, how do you choose what to attend? Here are just eight of many events we think will deepen your festival experience. [...]

Whyte Museum Seeks Input From Rockies Community

For nearly 50 years, the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies has played a central role in preserving the history and culture of our unique corner of the globe and making that heritage accessible to the public through world-class programming and exhibitions. What will the museum's next 50 years look like? That's where you come in. [...]

Lake Louise: 3 Ways to Enjoy a Ski Resort in Summer + Fall

Ski resorts are more than just sliding on snow these days, and Lake Louise has a great set-up for sightseeing, grizzly bear viewing and accessible outdoors activities. Here are three insider tips on some hidden gem activities you'll find in Lake Louise during the off-season. [...]

Jasper: 6 Awesome Summer Adventure Ideas

What does adventure mean to you? Whether you like to go with the flow, seek a thrill or look to maximize your experiences, one of the best things about adventure is that there is no such thing as “one-size-fits-all.” No matter where you fall on that spectrum, Jasper has got you well covered. As an epicentre of endless activities, it can be hard to sort out where to get started, so we’ve planned out a few simple itineraries to best suit your style (but feel free to pick and choose from the bunch!) [...]

5 Ways to Experience Jasper Like a Local

Jasper National Park is vast and its attractions plentiful, with travellers across the globe visiting year-round to appreciate. With so much to take in, a little insider know-how can be the perfect touch in making the most of your visit. Jasper Tourism gives us their top tips in hitting all the stops along the way, and fully appreciating each one. [...]

Anthill Films Not2Bad to Premiere in Banff

The premiere of Anthill Films 'Not 2 Bad' is coming to Banff Ave Brewing co. on June 21st. It's time to get together to celebrate mountain biking and support our local trail crew the Bow Valley Mountain Bike Alliance! [...]

10 Brilliant Reasons to Attend TEDx Canmore

In Canmore, we are known for thinking fresh, creative problem-solving and setting precedents that other communities can follow. It's the perfect place to host an independent TEDx event, where speakers will have stories to share that evolve Canmore, the Bow Valley, and the world beyond. How can we evolve our endeavors, our world, and ultimately humanity, in a way that provides meaning, connection, and growth? If that hasn't yet convinced you to get your tickets, here are ten more reasons to attend TEDx Canmore. [...]

3 Great Reasons to Head to Jasper in January

If you’re looking for good reasons to stave off the urge to hibernate this January (and maybe even cross off a few of those New Year’s resolutions!), Jasper has three: Adventures, Appetites and Arts. These are the three themed weekends of Jasper in January, running from January 14-31, 2016. Packed with deals, events and activities, they’ll turn even the biggest winter humbug into a cold-weather champion. [...]

The Ultimate Timeline of Ski History in Banff National Park

From its first introduction to the Banff area by Scandinavian Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) workers and Swiss mountaineering guides, skiing has grown to be the very heartbeat and pulse of Canadian Rockies culture. Skiers may have traded in their pea coats and wooden skis for Gore Tex shells and the perfect camber, but the spirit of the sport remains in Canada’s first national park. [...]

Embark on a Journey of Wonder and Discovery in Jasper

Finding yourself in an active Rocky Mountain community like Jasper means that it’s easy to focus on the physical: the hikes and bikes, the climbs and paddles, the summits and rappels. In such an awe-inspiring and wild landscape that calls out for discovery at every turn, it can be challenging to remember that exploration for the mind is just as crucial. Here’s how you can expand your mental horizons. [...]

Cascade, Rundle, Sulphur: Athletes Take on Three Peaks Challenge

For most mountain enthusiasts, ascending a single peak in a day is a worthy undertaking. But endurance athletes have set their sights on three peaks accessible from the town of Banff for a multi-peak challenge, using their muscle and willpower to run and climb from trailhead to summit, and everywhere in between. [...]

Power Down, Look Up: Jasper’s Dark Sky

Few memories stand out as poignantly as the times we poke our heads out of tent flaps to look up at a sky so vast and speckled with stars that it literally takes our breath away. Or when word of a meteor shower inspires us to hike up a mountainside with sleeping bags, and hunker down for the best show of the year. [...]

Adventure is Calling in Jasper

The scariest moment? Those first few baby steps towards the edge. Shaky knees, shallow breath, sweaty palms, the instinct to turn back. What’s the point in going through with it? Somehow, you ignore the fear and find resolve. You stand tall, breathe deeply, and embrace that challenge that was waiting to welcome you all this time. [...]

unReal Movie to Premiere in Banff

Teton Gravity Research is coming back to Banff, but this time with Anthill and the most anticipated mountain bike film of the year: unReal! Screening to take place on June 21, Banff Ave. Brewing Co. Doors open 8:30pm. [...]

Painting with Light: Capturing Simon Beck’s Snow Art

With limitless creativity and a thirst for pushing the boundaries of cinematography, Doug Urquhart is one of the most inventive time-lapse geniuses around. When he received an invitation to visit his beloved Banff National Park and shoot a unique ‘snow art’ assignment, he immediately said "yes" and started to conjure up a creative and imaginative storyboard. [...]