canadian rockies

Why it's worth hiking 11km to get to Lake O'Hara

Why it's worth hiking 11km to get to Lake O'Hara

I hadn't heard of Lake O'Hara before living in the Canadian Rockies. It was the locals who had lived in the park for years who told me how spectacular it was. Everyone told amazing, rave-reviews about the area and told me its unmissable. But getting there isn't straightforward. Here are your 3 options. 

Trek to these 2 teahouse treasures

Trek to these 2 teahouse treasures

Two must-visit treasures in the Canadian Rockies are the rustic and remote teahouses of Banff National Park. After a strenuous hike uphill, treat yourself to a hot chocolate on a cold morning as you sit on the veranda overlooking some of the world’s most stunning scenery.

6 unmissable lakes in the Canadian Rockies

6 unmissable lakes in the Canadian Rockies

There are thousands of lakes in the Canadian Rockies to explore. And whilst there are plenty to choose from, there are some you absolutely should not miss. Dazzling turquoise lakes, mirror reflections of the mountains and picture perfect valleys await. 

This humble Canadian town has become the go-to mountain destination

This humble Canadian town has become the go-to mountain destination

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.

The Bear Facts

The Bear Facts

Anyone visiting the Canadian Rockies wants to catch a glimpse of a grizzly or black bear. There is some luck in spotting these wild animals but there are also popular places for sightings, so where should you look? Stay safe, respect the bears personal space and good luck!