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Among wildflower fields of the Rockies, bright red splotches of colour are often the alluringly named Indian Paint Brush plants. The North American Indians used the plant as both a source of ood and as a medicine with the scarlet plant also being Wyoming's state flower. ....Continue Reading >>
Just south of the superb Rockies national parks, Canmore acts as a popular gateway to the spectacular sights of Banff, Jasper, Yoho and Kootenay National Parks. South of Canmore is Kananaskis Country – a sprawling area of provincial parks, outdoor recreation, mountains and wilderness.Far less travelled than its famous neighbouring national parks, Kananaskis Country is a worthwhile diversion ....Continue Reading >>
The Columbian Ground Squirrel spends around 230 days of each year asleep but in the remaining third of year manages to reproduce, pack on enough weight to let the hibernation happen, store some food away for when it wakes up and build a burrow with separate sleeping quarters. Territorial and living in colonies (or scurries), it is highly addictive watching them run around or perch on their hind legs ....Continue Reading >>
With its rugged landscapes, wildlife, a towering waterfall, fascinating fossil beds, numerous walking trails and aquamarine lakes, Yoho National Park is a less visited gem sandwiched between Kootenay National Park and Lake Louise. Named for the Cree term for amazement, Yoho makes for a wonderful one day excursion through the western slopes of the Rockies.As if marking the entrance to the ....Continue Reading >>
Vermillion Lakes, just outside Banff, are a series of lakes forming an impressive wetlands for a large variety of birdlife and animals. The omnipresent Mt Rundle leaves a perfect reflection on a picture-perfect Rockies morning. ....Continue Reading >>
Far less popular than its ritzy neighbour Banff National Park, Kootenay National Park makes for an excellent one day diversion from the main Rockies sights. A single 100 kilometre road in the shape of a superhero lightning bolt cuts through the centre of Kootenay National Park highlighting superb mountain vistas, glacial lakes, roaring rivers, wildlife, hiking trails and hot springs.From Banff ....Continue Reading >>
Jasper the Bear is the friendly and jolly 2+ metre statue and mascot of the northern Rockies town and national park of the same name. Surrounded by stunning mountain and lake scenery (including Maligne Canyon, Maligne Lake, Spirit Island and the mysterious Medicine Lake that disappears every autumn/fall). Though based on a 1948 cartoon character, Jasper is a thoroughly modern bear with an active ....Continue Reading >>
The aptly named Canada Goose is a popular sight throughout the Canadian Rockies. This one near Banff keeps a watchful eye on an enthusiastic photographer.Banff Vacations ....Continue Reading >>
guest post by Daisy HatamiAdventure holidays are becoming increasingly popular for everyone as more tour operators and holiday destinations are accommodating people of varying abilities. As individuals we are all unique and all have different requirements when going on holiday. Researching properly before travelling abroad to ensure that the activities you wish to take part in are available ....Continue Reading >>
guest post by Vicky AnscombeYour Gap Year is probably going to be the most exciting year of your life - and it’s vital that you plan it properly, to make sure that you have the most amount of fun humanly possible. If you’re from Europe and you fancy setting off for somewhere far from home that’ll offer you unrivalled adventures, we recommend that you choose Canada. Travel is never cheap, ....Continue Reading >>
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My name is Mark and I’m a keen traveller. In fact, over the last 25 years, I’ve travelled to every continent and over 80 countries. This blog is about the most memorable destinations – the places I regard as the travel wonders of the world. I’m also a keen photographer, and have taken nearly all the photos you’ll see. During my travels, I’ve met some incredible people, seen inspiring places, viewed extraordinary wildlife and scenery and had some amazing experiences, and I’m writing these stories not only to entertain but primarily to inspire others to discover their own travel wonders.

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