Category Archives: Winter

Banff Gondola

With the kids with the Grandparents for spring break, we took the opportunity for a weekend getaway in Banff.  Day one the weather wasn’t great, so we went shopping, ate out and wandered around the Cave and Basin hot springs. … Continue reading

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Cave and Basin National Historic site

Still too cold to go outside for long, we headed to the Cave and Basin National Historic Site.  We started with a quick walk around outside. Following the trail down from the hot springs to the back of the building, … Continue reading

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Lake Minnewanka Scenic Drive, Banff

With the temperature just better than -40, we decide to take a drive to see the mountains.  Following Banff Avenue north of highway one we followed Lake Minnewanka Scenic Drive. With amazing views of the mountains, it was a great … Continue reading

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Skating in Banff

After diner C still wanted to skate more, so I took him across from where we had dinner and my wife and little E headed back to the hotel.   The temperature had dropped a little when we got there, … Continue reading

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Lake Louise Winter Stop

With the kids warming up in the back seat, we were off to explore our next top, Lake Louise.  I vaguely remember stopping here with my parents in the summer quiet some time ago, so I wasn’t sure what to … Continue reading

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Banff Near The End of Winter

For my birthday the family took a trip to Banff, and although it was at the end of winter it did turn out to be the coldest weekend of the year.  The good news was it was colder back at … Continue reading

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What does Edmonton have to do in the winter?

Moving to Edmonton the biggest adjustment was the snow in the winter, with high energy kids, sitting inside ins’t an option, so I have made a list of a few things to do in the winter to stay active and … Continue reading

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Lunch over a fire

A the last minute we had the opportunity to head to the Rockies for the weekend, so we made a quick breakfast, through some clothes together and we were off. For lunch we headed up Lumberton Rd, a gravel road … Continue reading

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Elk Island National Park

At first we didn’t see much in the way of Bison, but as the sun went down we saw lots.  Driving around this park allows us to cover lots of ground and see lots.  It was fun, and great to … Continue reading

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Elk Island, South of Hwy 16

Having never explored the south side of Elk Island National park, we bundled the boys up and headed out.  On the drive we saw deer, a moose, and Bison.  The south side is not really accessible by road, with just a parking … Continue reading

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