Banff: A Trip for all Adventure Seekers

Come explore Banff, Canada’s first National Park for yourself. You have to see it to believe it. A vacation on the mountain is not exclusive to skiers and snowboarders as one might assume. Come for a little R&R or an adventure or both. A quick flight to Calgary and a 1 ½ hour drive and I was in paradise. My other option was a 9 hour drive from Vancouver but I was anxious to get there. Downtown Banff is condensed into one Main Street with a few streets branching off from it. With hotels at one end, shops and restaurants at the other and jaw-dropping views in every direction, I was mesmerized from the get-go. My stay at The Fox was like having my own chalet. There is even a hot tub in the center of the hotel that resembles a natural grotto and is open to the sky. What better way to wrap up a busy day of snowshoeing Sunshine Meadows or ice walking Johnston Canyon than soaking in... ...

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A Journal: How to prevent cabin fever in Terrace, BC Day 4

Spending multiple days up north in small BC towns with extended family over the holidays can bring on conditions like cabin fever. Symptoms include restlessness, irritability, bursts of random laughter, intense boredom, paranoia; excessive sleep….the list of mental instabilities just goes on and on. On the flipside, embracing small town life outdoors can make your time spent in remote towns all the more interesting.  Follow my journal style exploration on how to embrace a local’s way of life in Northern BC – a reminder to adventure-on when the cabin fever sets in and not go stir crazy. Day 4: The Forest Whisperer A big believer in gnomes and faeries, what does a beach glam hippie chick trapped in Terrace BC for one week too long do with too much time on her hands? Dearly missing my yoga studio I decide to venture into the woods on snowshoes and become one with the forest. Taking some me time to spy on gnomies and forest friends is not something my busy city... ...

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