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How to Self Drive the Canadian Rockies: A 5 Day Itinerary From Jasper to Banff

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How to Self Drive the Canadian Rockies: A 5 Day Itinerary From Jasper to Banff

About a year ago a message popped up on my Twitter feed. It said that all national parks in Canada will be free in 2017 to mark its 150th anniversary. Home to some of the most incredible scenery in the world, I immediately started planning my trip.

I rented a mid-size car from Edmonton for less than $80 a week. It was about a 4-hour drive to the entrance of Jasper National Park. Now, I’ve done a few amazing scenic drives in my lifetime, like the Pacific Coast Highway along the California coast, Hue to Hoi An in Vietnam, and Lisbon to Algarve in Portugal. But with exhilarating vistas of forest, craig, glacier, ice Fields and wildlife, the drive from Jasper to Banff takes out the top spot on my list. It’s easily one of the most beautiful drives in the world.

The following is a rough 5-day itinerary. If you’re thinking of a self drive adventure through the Canadian rockies, I encourage you to follow this route.

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7 Reasons To Visit Niagara Falls

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7 Reasons To Visit Niagara Falls

When it comes to the natural wonders of the world, Niagara Falls continues to intrigue. Created as water flowed into the Niagara River from the North American Great Lakes 12,000 years ago, these three spectacular waterfalls form the hub of a sightseeing and recreational area with enough outdoor and indoor activities to make a great weekend getaway or extended vacation.

As for what to do once you’re there, you can fill your days and nights nonstop or you can kick back and relax. Niagara Falls has something for everyone. Here are seven of them:

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4 Places You Need to Visit in Atlantic Canada

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4 Places You Need to Visit in Atlantic Canada

When most people think of visiting Canada, they rarely think of the east coast unless they know someone from that region.

But as east coasters, we have long been proud of our little piece of paradise and believe that its small town charm, welcoming atmosphere and beautiful landscapes will make you fall in love!

From seafood to vegetarian and gastro pubs, friendly locals and affordable stays, there are a thousand reasons to visit the Atlantic Provinces. The following are four places you need to visit along the Canadian east coast.

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11 Amazing Things to do in the Arctic

Posted by on 7:39 pm in Adventure Travel, Blog, Canada, Denmark, Eco Tourism, Greenland, Norway, Russia, The Arctic, United States, World | 26 comments

11 Amazing Things to do in the Arctic

The Arctic region’s beauty crosses the borders of 5 countries: Canada, Denmark (Greenland), Norway, Russia, and the United States. Because of its immense size it contains some amazing sites, both natural and those that occur from the meshing of cultures.

There is simply no way you’re going to be able to take in all that the Arctic has to offer in one visit. So we’ve put together a quick list of eleven bits of awesomeness that should help you get started in putting together your Arctic adventure.

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Casino Tourism: The Top 5 Casinos in Canada

Posted by on 12:43 pm in Canada, Travel Tips, World | 12 comments

Casino Tourism: The Top 5 Casinos in Canada

Canada is something of a haven for serious gambling fans, both for Quebec’s fully legalized online gaming and its wide selection of seriously top-notch casinos sprinkled throughout the country.

More than that, with Canada being the beautiful country that it is, many of its best casinos are situated near or even on some of its most breathtaking spots, including Niagara Falls and its Great Lakes.

Here are five of the very best casinos that Canada has to offer for casino tourism fans.

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[WATCH] This 3 Minute Video Will Make You Jump on a Flight to Canada

Posted by on 5:34 pm in Adventure Travel, Blog, Canada | 32 comments

[WATCH] This 3 Minute Video Will Make You Jump on a Flight to Canada

We spent three weeks exploring the Canadian Rockies. From Banff to Mount Robson, Icefall canyon to the Bugaboos.

We hiked and boated, played disc and checked out the hotsprings. We heli hiked and skied while marveling at everything this incredible country has to offer.

This is the best of Canada in three minutes. I guarantee after watching it you’ll be convinced to jump on a flight!

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Oh, Canada! Hipmunk’s Guide to The Great White North

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Oh, Canada! Hipmunk’s Guide to The Great White North

From the famed ski slopes of Whistler to the roaring majesty of Niagara Falls, some the world’s greatest travel destinations are just north of the border, in Canada.

With an overload of Canada travel options, which of these destinations are most popular among travelers? Hipmunk analyzed its travel data from 2015 to find out.

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Best Countries to See the Northern Lights

Posted by on 10:17 pm in Adventure Travel, Blog, Canada, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Scotland, Sweden, The Arctic, Travel Tips, UK, United States | 44 comments

Best Countries to See the Northern Lights

One of the world’s most dazzling natural phenomenons, few travel experiences can top witnessing the Northern Lights. Also known as Aurora Borealis, this is mother nature’s most impressive light show, and something almost every traveler has at the top of their bucketlist.

Though you may not have to travel as remotely as you think in order to catch a glimpse. While most of the following destinations are close to the Arctic, you can often expect sightings as far south as the United Kingdom, or, if you’re in the southern hemisphere, catch the equally as impressive Southern Lights in Australia instead.

It’s important to note that there is no exact science to seeing the Northern Lights, and that there’s never any guarantee. Though from the northernmost fjords of Norway to the snow-enveloped wilderness of Alaska, here are some of your best bets.

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What it’s Like to Explore the Canadian Rockies by Train

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What it’s Like to Explore the Canadian Rockies by Train

When considering a trans Canadian adventure there are lots of possible journey’s, but only one possible response: Wow. No matter which trip you choose, I guarantee you’ll sit nose pressed to the window as you’re transported through a world like no other. A world of magnificent coastal mountains, vibrant canyons, and daring white water rapids. Oh and rest assured, they clean the windows thoroughly after each and every trip!

Our route was to take us through scenic valleys, the Coastal Mountain Range and the Fraser Canyon with its spectacular white water and dramatic landscape. A highlight was to be the majestic Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.

This is an account of our experience exploring the Canadian Rockies by train.

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FlightHub Presents How to Travel Like a Local: Montreal Edition

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FlightHub Presents How to Travel Like a Local: Montreal Edition

Montreal is one of the most vibrant cities in North America, with its rich history, fine cuisine, and wonderful nightlife.

The following tips will allow you to explore Montreal like a local!

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