Hiking the Consolation Lakes trail, Moraine Lake

Sure, you’ve heard of Moraine Lake; have you heard of Consolation Lakes which is just 3km away?  Ok, Moraine Lake is pretty damn hard to beat but the 6km return hike to and from Consolation Lakes is beautiful, pretty easy (we…

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The Plain of the Six Glaciers & seeing an avalanche in real life

The plain of the six glaciers trail has everything you want in a hike; adorable wildlife, mountains, snow, an azure lake, glaciers, avalanches, and vegetarian chilli.  The 14km trail (return) begins at the edge of Lake Louise, outside the Fairmont hotel. While the…

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Sunset on the Bow River Loop, Canmore, Alberta

When we were in Canada, one of our goals was to see an amazing sunset, and Canmore finally provided us with one from the Bow River Loop trail. We tried hard to chase sunsets but the sky was just not…

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7 days in Banff & Jasper, Alberta

7 days is no where near enough time to discover all that Banff and Jasper have to offer but we found that we got a surprising amount done in a week. When we arrived at Canadian border control, the chap…

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Kayaking on Lake Louise, Banff National Park

The tale of the time we went kayaking on Lake Louise is much happier than last week’s post about kayaking on a windy Maligne Lake. After a couple of days in Jasper, we headed back down the Icefields Parkway to…

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Moraine Lake is my mind palace

Where do you wander off to in your head when you feel stressed? When everyone wants something from you? When you just need a minute? When you’re trying to bite your tongue? When you’re bored? For me, that place is…

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