Explore Alberta

I put this short video together after my hiking and camping adventures in Alberta, Canada. Enjoy!

xx

S

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Day 2: Walking on Glaciers

Ideally, I’d like to start this off by saying we woke up at the crack of dawn with birds chirping and the smell of nature in the air. But that would be misleading, because in reality we woke up many times throughout the night – frozen, sore, and with the not-so-lovely sounds of a woodpecker on the tree next to our camp. After boiling some water for instant coffee and oatmeal we were on the road to the Columbia Icefield Glacier to test out the new glacier sky walk. We arrived just after 10am and were surprised by the overwhelming amount of people there…. Continue reading “Day 2: Walking on Glaciers”

Day 1: Jasper Bound!

After getting a short 5 hours of sleep, I woke ready and excited to be boarding a plane and heading on my adventure. Just after 6am I arrived at the Thunder Bay airport where I hit the first (and slightly large) pot hole in the road. I forgot my runners. Classic. Spending 8 days hiking and climbing mountains and I, forgot my runners. I quickly got over it knowing that there was very little I can do other than purchase some new shoes somewhere along the way. After 7 hours of travel we finally landed at the Calgary International Airport where we hit the next bump in the road. We caught the shuttle to go pick up our rental car and were informed of an extra $200 fee. *sigh* Less quickly, but still quite fast, we got over it knowing there was very little we could do considering we needed a vehicle to get to all the beautiful places we planed on visiting. (Visa and I became best friends at this point in our trip). We then spent the next 3 hours navigating through Calgary, shopping for groceries and picking up the rest of our camping necessities. Needless to say, we were exhausted and properly excited to get on the road to Jasper. Continue reading “Day 1: Jasper Bound!”

Off On My Next Adventure!

I know it has been WAY too long since I have written or done anything remotely interesting. I have been working/studying/not getting any sleep for the past 3 months. But thankfully, in less than 12 hours I will be on my way to my next adventure. My good friend Vanessa and I are flying to Calgary tomorrow morning to go hiking and camping in Alberta, Canada. We will be renting a car and travelling from Jasper to Banff to Canmore! With little sleep and lots of caffeine I will be jet set and ready to go in a few short hours – can’t wait!

Fingers crossed for no grizzlies, no rain and no blisters!

P.s. I FINALLY invested in a camera (Canon T5i)!!! So I will no longer be taking all my travel photos off my iPhone 4.

P.p.s. If you have any travel/hiking/safety tips for in the area, let me know!

Can’t wait to share my experiences with you, let the mountain climbing begin!

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xx,

S

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