Life In the Big Green Jolly

Embrace local. Explore often.

Embrace local.  Explore often.

Tag: Alberta

How to spend 48 hours in Calgary

art in Chinatown neighborhood of Calgary. Silver arch with a dragon reflecting trees, wolf statue looking back towards the arch

48-hours in Calgary just skims the to-do list of eating, drinking and outdoor fun. This pedestrian and cyclist friendly city is welcoming, trendy and upbeat. Explore Calgary as both a destination and a gateway city to more Canadian fun.

Luge at Winsport

The luge experience at the Winsport park in Calgary is a must-do for adrenaline-seeking visitors.

Lake Louise in December

Frozen snow covered lake straddled by Mountain and shoreline trail. One walker on trail in distance

Lake Louise in December is a wintery scene. Hiking the Lakeshore Trail is an easy winter hike with fantastic views of Mount Victoria and Fairview Mountain.

Winter visit to Banff National Park

Horse drawn sled at Lake Louise with Fairview Mountain in background

A winter visit to Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada calls for time. Time to stop and take photos. Time to drive across its seemingly endless acres. Time to hike while looking for bighorn sheep, deer, or bear. Time to sit quietly and watch the sun play on the mountains.

Winter hiking in Johnston Canyon

Lower Falls as ice falls spilling into a pool of water, Johnston Canyon

Winter hiking through Johnston Canyon in Banff National Park is a winter paradise of ice falls, snow and off-season crowds.