Best Places to Visit in Canada

I AM Canadian! It was a beer slogan in the '90s, but it still sums up how I feel about being Canadian. We're a proud bunch - as you may have guessed from seeing our Canadian flags splashed all over our backpacks! Now that I've lived in Germany for over 4 1/2 years, I refer to myself as a Germadian (part German/part Canadian). Having said that, Canada will always have a big piece of my heart. Heck, I love it so much that I insisted on marrying my German husband in Banff National Park. It doesn't get any more Canadian than that! I'm originally from a small town south of Calgary, Alberta near the U.S. border, and then lived in Calgary for 12 years. Admittedly a lot of my travel in Canada has been in Western Canada. It's a really big country - eh? But it offers INCREDIBLE hiking and wildlife experiences. Despite being an avid hiker and getting out into the Canadian Rockies most weekends, there's still so much I haven't seen. It's truly that big!!! Besides the nature and the wildlife, I love to freak out European travelers with the Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. Trust me, you've probably never seen anything like it. However, if you grew up on the prairies like I did, it seems like a really smart survival technique.

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Your Adventure Guide to the Castle Wilderness

Your comprehensive guide to the Castle Wilderness, a paradise in SW Alberta where you can hike and paddle without the crowds. It's also an ideal place for wildlife spotting with 59 mammal species!

The Best Wreck Dive in Okanagan Lake

Okanagan Lake is famous for water sports, like water skiing, but treasures also lie below the surface as I discovered on a wreck dive of a rail car barge!

Calgary Zoo Lights

Calgary Zoo Lights is one of my favorite holiday traditions. Each year over 1.5 million lights are set up around the zoo, earning it the distinction of being the Best Christmas Event 2011.

My Best of Travel 2011

My Best of Travel 2011 includes destinations in Germany, Austria, England and Canada. Here's to hoping that 2012 is just as good!

Miette Hotsprings – Home to some infamous residents

Miette Hot Springs located in Jasper National Park in the Canadian Rockies is the hottest mineral bath in the Canadian Rockies. After a day of scrambling the day before, my muscles were aching and the hot springs were calling my name.

Columbia Icefields

Did you know the Columbia Icefields are thicker than the Eiffel Tower and about the same height as the Empire State Building? Or how about home to one of the world's only triple continental divide?