10 Ultimate Things to do in Calgary & Alberta, 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.
Embark on an unforgettable Canadian Rockies adventure with a twist of Dutch camaraderie! Ditch the typical travel tales for a journey that combines the thrill of exploration with the warmth of friendship.
1. Tubby Dog
Canada's most famous hot dog restaurant! Order the Sherm's Ultimate Gripper
2. Calgary Tower
Gorgeous panoramic views of Calgary with a creepy glass floor!
3. Wood Chucking
No trip is complete without chucking some wood in Canada!
4. Powder Hound
A delicious local brew in Canmore, crisp delight!
5. Tim Hortons
Canada's #1 coffee & breakfast spot!
6. Banff Gondola
Get transported to the top of Sulphur Mountain for the most epic view of Banff
7. Rockies Heli Canada
Go all out on this $200 helicopter ride in Kananaskis
Visit the village of Banff and try the Canadian Beavertails
9. Lake Louise
Hands down, the most beautiful spot in Canada. Complete the full 20KM hike!
10. Banff Upper Hot Springs
Relax your body and heal your sores after a long day of hiking at this hot springs.
My adventure kicked off with a flavorful bang at Tubby Dog in Canada, where I savored the country's most renowned hot dog. Adding a dash of daring, I tested the strength of the glass floor at the Calgary Tower – a heart-pounding experience!
Reuniting with my Dutch friends in the vast expanse of the Canadian Rockies was surreal. Celebrating this unique meetup, we hosted a classic family BBQ, complete with local brews like the 'Powder Hound' from The Grizzly Paw in Canmore, Alberta. It was a toast to international friendships under the Canadian sky.
Our first escapade began with an early morning ascent on the Banff Gondola to Sulphur Mountain. The view from the top is nothing short of spellbinding, a panorama I captured in immersive 360 VR. But before that, we fueled up with a hearty Canadian breakfast at Tim Hortons – a must for any adventurer.
The pinnacle of our adventure was a private helicopter ride with Rockies Heli Canada, soaring over Kananaskis and the majestic Rocky Mountains. The clear skies gifted us stunning video footage, even capturing the river featured in 'The Revenant.' Experience this aerial journey through my 360 VR footage and check out my tutorial for those new to VR technology.
What captivated us beyond the scenic vistas was the abundance of wildlife casually strolling past our RV at Banff's Tunnel Mountain Campgrounds. It was a living, breathing nature documentary!
Next week, I'll dive into our epic Lake Louise adventure, including a grueling 11-hour, 20-kilometer hike. After such an adventure, there’s nothing better than unwinding at the Banff Upper Hot Springs.
Wrapping up, we were blessed with perfect weather and blue skies throughout our journey. I wholeheartedly recommend visiting Calgary, Banff, and Lake Louise in early June for the ultimate experience. Stay tuned for more adventures!