This beautiful backcountry lodge is everything I hoped it would be and more. Delicious home-cooking, a rustic lodge with a crackling fire and totally off the grid. All that stands between you and Skoki is an 11km hiking adventure.
Skiing and snowboarding are not on your agenda right now. Catching big tricks at a slope style competition, spectacular ice-carving festivals and watching an action-packed game of ice hockey are just some of the super-fun options that will keep you off the slopes, but busy in the snow, this winter.
Public transport has served you well throughout your travels, but it will not get you far exploring America and Canada. Here everyone owns a vehicle and you'll need one too. Renting is simple but pricey. Buying is a hassle but may work out cheaper. So which road should you take?
The biggest national park in the Canadian Rockies is a must, even if you’re short on time. An epic roadtrip along hundreds of miles of untamed wilderness is the journey, with towering glaciers, cascading canyons and mountain summits awaiting at the destination.
As soon as you arrive, it's obvious Banff National Park is one of the world's most beautiful places. But hike, bike, drive or take a gondola to the top of the mountains and get an even better, unspoilt and unparalleled views of the Canadian Rockies from every angle.
Apparently this small, mountain town just a few minutes outside of Banff National Park is no longer a local secret. That being said, I had driven right past Canmore many times before making a stop in this lovely Rockies retreat.