Panoramic view of an alpine lake surrounded by mountain peaks.

Getting to Lake O’Hara in Yoho National Park

Nestled in a high bowl of lush alpine meadows, Lake O’Hara is an especially fine hub for day hiking. What makes this destination all the more special is that a quota system limits the number of visitors. If you hope to take the shuttle, here’s what you need to know.

Moon British Columbia

Canada resident and avid outdoorsman Andrew Hempstead gives you his unique perspective on British Columbia, from dining at the best of Vancouver’s 3,000 restaurants and cafés to skiing and snowboarding on the world-class slopes of Whistler/Blackcomb. Hempstead offers unique trip ideas that utilize the region’s amazing outdoor options, such as Winter Fun and B.C. Road […]

View down the slope at Sunshine Village with a beautiful mountainous vista.

Winter Adventures in the Canadian Rockies

The focus of your winter vacation in the Canadian Rockies will be very different than that of a summer trip. Instead of hiking and canoeing and barbecuing, you’ll be skiing and snowshoeing in a magical mountain setting purified by snow, then retreating to relax around a roaring fire. Andrew Hempstead outlines the possibilities for your trip, including activities like dogsledding.

Moon Canadian Rockies

Canada resident and avid outdoorsman Andrew Hempstead offers his firsthand advice on experiencing the Canadian Rockies—from rafting on the Bow River and hiking Lake O’Hara to staying in a remote log cabin. Hempstead includes unique trip ideas, such as A Week Under the Stars and Exploring the Canadian Rockies with Children. Complete with details on […]

View outside a plane window of the Canadian Rockies mountain range.

Getting to the Canadian Rockies by Air

Everything you need to know about gateway cities and travel to the Canadian Rockies by Air. This handy guide includes airline service information from the US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, as well as Asia.