One of the wonderful advantages of working for Hostelling International, is that they’re very keen to encourage their staff to get out and about in the local area. Not just trying the nearby restaurants, but by getting out into the country and really experiencing the country. So there was ten of us heading out, but […]Read More Elk Lakes Wilderness Hut
As winter had been set in for a while, but starting to come to end, it seemed like a good time to re-visit Jasper, and make the most of the winter activities. If you’d like to know what I got up to on my first visit, check it out here. We had a firm destination […]Read More Jasper Again
Now that I’ve visited a fair few of these, I think it’s time to give you a little run down of my thoughts and hopefully pass on some useful information to people who are looking at coming across for a holiday or season. A note for Europeans – North America doesn’t have ‘Red’ runs, they […]Read More Canadian Ski Resorts – Which is the best?
Continued from here. After leaving the glacier area, it was a straight haul up to Jasper, nothing planned that night but some food and a solid sleep in the HI Hostel up there. We had big plans for the next day. The drive down to Maligne lake is impressive, past glorious lakes and through mountain […]Read More The Road To Jasper Pt.2
When you’re days off line up with a buddies in a town like Banff, you make plans to get out and explore – so this time we headed south. We had both visited Fernie before, but again the town surprised me in it’s friendliness and accessibility, it’s such a typical mountain town it’s almost cliche. […]Read More Fernie and Castle, Road Trippin’
Continued from here Anyway, I finally made it onto the ferry, hungry and looking forward to drying off my feet. The ferry journey alone made it worth the wait, as we bobbed across the waves in an iron monstrosity the views just kept shifting, allowing a view all the way down to the southern end […]Read More To Banff and Back Pt.4
Continued from here Getting out of Calgary was surprisingly easy, straight through and out the bottom, on the road south towards my next destination – Fernie. The only issue I had with this road, was the lack of gas stations, I ran out part way and had to hitch a ride, buy a gas can […]Read More To Banff and Back Pt.3