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10 Travel Tips for Calgary & Alberta in Canada

10 Travel Tips for Calgary & Alberta in Canada

on Jul. 12, 2016 by

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.

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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.

Places

  • 1. Tubby Dog

    Canada's most famous hot dog restaurant! Order the Sherm's Ultimate Gripper (map)

  • 2. Calgary Tower

    Gorgeous panoramic views of Calgary with a creepy glass floor! (map)

  • 3. Wood Chucking

    No trip is complete without chucking some wood in Canada! (map)

  • 4. Powder Hound

    A delicious local brew in Canmore, crisp delight! (map)

  • 5. Tim Hortons

    Canada's #1 coffee & breakfast spot! (map)

  • 6. Banff Gondola

    Get transported to the top of Sulphur Mountain for the most epic view of Banff (map)

  • 7. Rockies Heli Canada

    Go all out on this $200 helicopter ride in Kananaskis (map)

  • 8. Banff

    Visit the village of Banff and try the Canadian Beavertails (map)

  • 9. Lake Louise

    Hands down, the most beautiful spot in Canada. Complete the full 20KM hike! (map)

  • 10. Banff Upper Hot Springs

    Relax your body and heal your sores after a long day of hiking at this hot springs. (map)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What also amazed us were the buck loads of wildlife passing by the RV throughout our stay at Banff's tunnel mountain campgrounds.

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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.

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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.

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