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Banff — The young, jagged, elk- and grizzly-patrolled Alberta Rockies are a wild tangle of glaciers, granite, and evergreen so ravishing that UNESCO accorded them World Heritage Site status. Add champagne powder and challenging slopes and Banff is a skiers' heaven in winter; come summer, adrenaline junkies mountain bike, climb, and hike the same steep inclines.

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How to: Visit Banff on a Budget

June 17, 2014 by Teresa Bitler

The Canadian resort town of Banff was founded in the late 1880s as a retreat for the rich, so it’s no surprise that you can spend a small fortune in this hot ... Read More »


Sneak Peek: 918-Foot Glass Observatory in the Middle of a Glacial Valley

April 22, 2014 by Christine Wei

Walking out from a 918-foot-high cliff and stepping above a sweeping valley is not for the faint of heart, but thanks to the brand new Glacier Skywalk in Banff, ... Read More »


15 Lake Views Around the World

April 21, 2014

Lake Annecy, France: Each August, Fête du Lac (Lake Festival) attracts over 100,000 spectators to the city Annecy. Read More »


11 Otherworldly Snow & Ice Festivals Around the Globe

December 16, 2013

The Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in northeast China - one of the world's biggest - boasts more than 11.5 million cubic feet of life-sized castles, ... Read More »


The Smart Traveler's Guide to Banff

October 07, 2013 by Jill K. Robinson

The first national park established in Canada (in 1885) and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Banff National Park occupies a sweet spot in the Canadian Rockies and ... Read More »

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