Week In-stagram Review Alberta Adventures

February 20, 2015 8 Comments »

I’m in week 3 of my Blogger in Residence post, and here’s all I’m going to say – they may have to pry me out of this town after week 4.  I’m going to be stuck to Canmore like Flick was stuck to the flag pole in the movie A Christmas Story.  No ‘triple dog dares’ necessary – I’m staying in these gorgeous mountains!  I continued to be amazed at everything you can do (besides skiing) in Alberta in the winter – it really is packed with adventures.

This last week, I celebrated my birthday with the arrival of friends from NYC, and we thoroughly explored every high and low of Alberta.  We took Rockies Heli for a spin-up, up, up around the Canadian Rockies’ peaks and then landed for a little snowshoeing and picnic with the ultimate view.  The next day, we plummeted down to the depths of Alberta and tried caving in Canmore for the very first time.  After all of the slithering through small spaces, we ended up with a few battle wounds and bruises to show off our feats of caving bravery.

Read the story of two sisters – Canmore and Banff

In between, we hit the ice – both in carving and curling.  Last week was the start of the Canmore Winter Carnival, so we participated in some ice carving and participated in some beer drinking.  We also found our inner Canadian -eh and learned the art of ice curling.  So far out of all of the ‘firsts’ that I’ve done this month, learning how to curl with our instructor Hugh was my favorite.  I may look like I know what I’m doing in the picture below – but I have to admit, the first time I tried to push off, I went 2 feet and fell over.  Good thing I learn fast.

Only one more week left – and many more Alberta Adventures to fit in!


sunrise Canadian Rockies
Is there anything more beautiful than morning light on the Canadian Rockies? Taken from my balcony this morning. God I love this view.
Rockies Helicopter
A new way to see the Canadian Rockies. Take me to the snow! #SeeSnowDifferently
Ice Carving Alberta
Ever seen anyone iron ice before? The #Canmore winter festival is in full swing, starting with ice carving competitions! #explorealberta
Three Sisters Canmore Alberta
The peaks of the Three Sisters looking over #Canmore
Curling Canmore Alberta
Learning to throw stones in houses. Another ‘first’ for me – learning to curl at the #Canmore curling club and this has been my favorite new winter activity so far! This is the moment where all of this yoga I’ve been doing came in handy! #SeeSnowDifferently
Spray Lakes Alberta
Spray Lakes in #Kananaskis – where I’ll be spending my day today fishing! #explorealberta
Mount Engadine Lodge Alberta
Taking in the view on a mild winter day at Mount Engadine Lodge in #Kananaskis. I stopped here for a hot toddy after a challenging day of snowshoeing to Chester Lake.
Lake Louise Alberta
I sort of felt like Santa’s elves were going to come out of this little hut at Lake Louise and greet me! #SeeSnowDifferently
alberta landscape wildlife
A little wildlife sighting. Goats roaming around Spray Lakes in #Kananaskis @travelalberta
Caving Canmore Alberta
How do you feel about small spaces? This was the first time I had ever gone caving and I found I was not claustrophobic. Phew! We were inside slithering around, caving for 4 hrs! Yet I am still scared of heights and the 60 ft repel into the cave had me shaking. You can cave year-round in #Alberta. And yet another fun thing to do here in the winter!
Alberta winter landscape
This snowshoeing trail in Lake Louise feels like I’ve been transported to Narnia! #SeeSnowDifferently

What is Week In-Stagram Review?

Each week brings some new scenery and location for me – that’s just the way I like it. If you want to follow where I am real time – then on Friday I will post some of my Instagram photos from the current week. Some weeks I may be traveling somewhere exotic, and some weeks it may be less interesting – but it will give you a peek into my life of perpetual motion.


Disclosure:  I am a guest of Travel Alberta during my stay in Canmore however, all opinions are my own!

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