Alberta Travel Articles

Bow Valley, Alberta Canada – Getting Around
Getting Around in the Bow Valley Here’s the deal, it’s difficult to get around the Bow Valley without a private vehicle. The best things to see and do in the Canadian Rockies are simply out-of-the-way. However, local public transport has greatly improved over the past three years and there are a number of convenient and […]
Bow Valley, Alberta Canada – Eating Out
For relatively small towns, they present a monstrous choice of international cuisine for all palettes, complete with award-winning chefs to prepare it for you. The ethnic cuisine encompasses: Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mexican, Southwestern, Swiss and, oh yes, Canadian. You can also find the regular franchise places and plenty of pizza houses. […]
Bow Valley, Alberta Canada – Climate
If you ask the locals, we’d say that we have one season: the snowy one. But the four distinct seasons, and the different activities and opportunities they bring are the reason that most of the "whining" locals live in the beautiful Canadian Rockies. There are many accounts of the intrepid traveller coming for a couple […]
Bow Valley, Alberta – March 2000
March is the most beautiful segment of winter in the Rockies (it’s warming up!). Snow-clad peaks cast against the clearest blue skies, followed by short snow storms that bring another dump of snow for the many visiting winter recreational enthusiasts. Activities in the snow is, after all, why people come to this part of Alberta. […]
Are You Wearing Long Johns? – Alberta, Canada
Are You Wearing Long Johns? – Alberta, Canada Sarah Spence has now joined the entirety of Canada
Kerouac Gets One Thumb Up – Jasper, Alberta
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Bow Valley, Alberta – May 2000
Sorry for my lack of news during April… the Rockies were doing the snow thing one day, and the sun thing the next! So depressing to be back to winter when you’ve had your shorts on for a day or two! And, actually the family and I escaped to Oregon for the first two weeks… […]
Bow Valley Spring Survival Guide
Dealing with Ticks, Elk AND “Living in Bear Country” I mentioned in March that I would start a survival section, and the front page headlines in the paper on April 19 kind of launched me into it: Wardens chase bear from Banff backyards. The bears are awake and hungry… and it’s therefore, the wake-up call […]
Bow Valley, Alberta – Unique Mountain Accommodations – Bow Valley, Alberta, Canada
Bow Valley, Alberta – Accommodation Unique Mountain Accommodations ($$ to $$$$) Many of these properties offer self-contained cabins or condo-style units. Great for ultimate get-away or for small groups and families. Some have swimming pools, convention facilities, and others are off the beaten track with stunning Canadian Rockies scenery and wilderness out every window. Enjoy! […]
Bow Valley, Alberta – Stately Historic Hotels Accommodation – Bow Valley, Alberta, Canada
Bow Valley, Alberta – Accommodation Stately, Historic Hotels ($$$$$) Canadian Pacific Hotels Banff Springs, Chateau Lake Louise, Lodge at Kananaskis Toll Free: 1-800-441-1414 Even if you can’t afford to stay in these hotels, you must go and wander a little! Historic architecture, outrageous gift shops and the "Hungarian Baths at the Spa" are to die […]