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Alberta is the peaks of perfection for skiers

Alberta is the peaks of perfection for skiers

Sophie Torro and her family take a day trip into the ski hills of Alberta and the early-morning adventure awakens a desire to do even more skiing in the future.
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Banff features a "grand canyon"

Banff features a "grand canyon"

Sophie Torro explores the trails that snake around and though Banff's magnificent Johnston Canyon and comes away impressed with its natural beauty that's on display year round.
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Bearing up for a hike into the Rockies

Bearing up for a hike into the Rockies

Isabelle Kirkwood thought she was prepared for the challenges on hiking through the Canadian Rockies to each Pinto Lake, but when a giant bear visited her tent, she was posed with a new set of problems.
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Rocky Mountaineer train a rolling pleasure palace

Rocky Mountaineer train a rolling pleasure palace

VANCOUVER - Coach No. 5 is abuzz with excitement. The occupants have spotted a bald eagle soaring majestically above the bi-level car’s glass dome ceiling and cameras are clicking at a rapid pace. The graceful creature with the piercing eyes and trademark white head and tail seems to be enjoying all the attention and follows our Rocky Mountaineer train until suddenly, and without warning, it drops from the sky like a missile and plucks a large fish out of an emerald green lake with its lethal t...
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Chefs make Calgary 'chowtown' not 'cowtown'

Chefs make Calgary 'chowtown' not 'cowtown'

CALGARY - When my wife, Stephanie, and I descended on this city for a week in July during the Calgary Stampede, it took me four days before I had my first taste of Alberta beef.
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Drumheller is a 'Dino-Mite' place for families

Drumheller is a 'Dino-Mite' place for families

DRUMHELLER, AB - We’re en route to this “western gateway to the badlands” on a mission to delve into the world of dinosaurs.
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Golf on the Rocks with a twist of Alberta

Golf on the Rocks with a twist of Alberta

JASPER, AB - Cleopatra never looked more radiant. Spread out in front of her “Pyramid,” with the mid-day sun highlighting her curvaceous shape, the men standing before this natural beauty quiver with excitement as they get set to approach her.
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Canmore gives visitors a reason to smile

Canmore gives visitors a reason to smile

CANMORE, AB - We reach a point where the nature trail we’ve been following intersects with the frigid glacial waters of the Bow River and the man leading us on this Tour de Canmore suggests we stop and admire the stunning Canadian Rockies view.
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Calgary Goes from Cowtown to Boomtown

Calgary Goes from Cowtown to Boomtown

CALGARY - How does a city go from “cow town” to “boomtown” without getting rid of its hitching posts?
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Canadian golf courses give you a natural high

Canadian golf courses give you a natural high

BANFF, ALBERTA - Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer were once asked to design a golf course combining the best 18 holes they had played around the world.
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