10 Travel Tips for Calgary & Alberta in Canada
These are my carefully selected top 10 travel tips for Calgary & Alberta ranging from the most famous hot dog, a helicopter ride with Rockies Heli Tours to the most beautiful place in Canada called Lake Louise.
I decided to visit my friends from Holland who were exploring the Canadian Rockies with their RV, before chasing them down in Banff I treated myself on the most famous hot dog in Canada at Tubby Dog and tried to break the glass floor at the Calgary Tower.
1. Tubby Dog
Canada's most famous hot dog restaurant! Order the Sherm's Ultimate Gripper
1022 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 0A5, Canada
2. Calgary Tower
Gorgeous panoramic views of Calgary with a creepy glass floor!
Calgary Tower, Calgary, AB T2P, Canada
3. Wood Chucking
No trip is complete without chucking some wood in Canada!
Tunnel Mountain Rd, Improvement District No. 9, AB T0L, Canada
4. Powder Hound
A delicious local brew in Canmore, crisp delight!
622 8 St, Canmore, AB T1W 2B5, Canada
5. Tim Hortons
Canada's #1 coffee & breakfast spot!
100 Gopher St, Banff, AB T1L 1G4, Canada
6. Banff Gondola
Get transported to the top of Sulphur Mountain for the most epic view of Banff
Selenium Falls, Improvement District No. 9, AB T0L, Canada
7. Rockies Heli Canada
Go all out on this $200 helicopter ride in Kananaskis
Trans-Canada Hwy, Alberta T0L, Canada
Visit the village of Banff and try the Canadian Beavertails
302-326 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L, Canada
9. Lake Louise
Hands down, the most beautiful spot in Canada. Complete the full 20KM hike!
111 Lake Louise Dr, Improvement District No. 9, AB T0L, Canada
10. Banff Upper Hot Springs
Relax your body and heal your sores after a long day of hiking at this hot springs.
300 Mountain Ave, Banff, AB T0L, Canada
It was such a memorable experience meeting my Dutch friends on the other side of the world so we decided to do it up proper with a family BBQ and a few local brewski's, namely the Powder Hound by The Grizzly Paw which is a local brewery in Canmore, Alberta.
On our first adventure we left in the early morning to take the Banff Gondola to Sulphur Mountain, one of the most mesmerizing views of Banff which I also recorded in 360 VR. Make sure to fill your tummy prior on a classic Canadian breakfast at Tim Hortons, the Canadian way.
The next adventure was a private helicopter ride at Rockies Heli Canada who took us from Kananaskis through the Rocky Mountains. It was a gorgeous clear day which resulted in excellent video footage. We even saw the same river where they shot the movie: The Revenant. Watch the helicopter ride in 360 VR on my channel and if you haven't used 360 VR yet, make sure to also watch my tutorial video.
What also amazed us were the buck loads of wildlife passing by the RV throughout our stay at Banff's tunnel mountain campgrounds.
In next week's article I will give you all the details on our adventure at Lake Louise were I completed an 11 hour, 20 kilometer hike, thus best is to relax and relieve your sore muscles at Banff Upper Hot Springs after that trip.
In conclusion we were very fortunate that we had excellent weather with blue skies the entire trip. I highly recommend visiting Calgary, Banff & Lake Louise in the first week of June for the best experience.