TWT Travel Binder: Alberta

Here are some resources to help you plan your own “travels with two” to Alberta.

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Western Canada: One Night in Calgary

Photo by Gonzalo Pineda-Zuniga

Photo by Gonzalo Pineda-Zuniga

Continued from The Town of Banff

Calgary, Alberta is 127 km along the 1, or Trans-Canada Highway, from the town of Banff in Banff National Park.

This is a little over an hour’s drive, where huge snowy mountains slowly give way to grassy golden plains dotted with horses and cows.

When we were there, in late May 2008, just about every third animal was a baby; looked like it had been a romantic winter.

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Western Canada: The Town of Banff

Continued from Johnston Canyon

Note: Our trip to Western Canada was taken in May 2008.

Taking the gentle, narrow 1A out of Banff National Park, we headed to Banff, the biggest town in these parts (shy of sprawling Calgary).

Banff itself is preternaturally clean, touristy, and watched over by a few incredible peaks that rivaled any we’d seen before.   [Read more…]