The Columbia Ice Fields are a Perfect Day Trip from Lake Louise

Back in 2010 I had finally got enough reward miles for my first frequent flyer ticket anywhere in the USA and Canada.

Naturally I booked one of the most expensive tickets that I could get my hands on, and ended up on a short trip to Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada.

Between the stunning vistas of Lake Louise and the gorgeous hikes near Banff National Park, I could easily see why this park is one my Canadian friends are most proud of.

While in Lake Louise, I decided to take a day trip further north, almost to the entrance of nearby Jasper National Park to explore the Columbia Icefield and Athabasca Glacier. After plunking down a serious chunk of change for a Columbia Icefield day trip I boarded the coach in the early morning to see what the icefield was all about.

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Banff National Park – You May Want to Wait Until June to Hike

My original intent when visiting Banff National Park was to spend most of the trip hiking and taking massive quantities of photos.

In the end, I completed the latter two. The hiking, however, was not to my liking, and could definitely have been avoided. This was not because of a lack of trails or bad views. On the contrary, there are dozens of awesome trails with some stellar views of the park no matter where you stay. The trails were not to my liking for one reason and one reason only: I couldn't do any!

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The CN Tower EdgeWalk Experience is a Thrill in Toronto

Exploring the CN Tower is definitely an iconic experience when visiting Toronto. As one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world, The CN Tower impressively held the record for the world's tallest freestanding structure for 32 years. It wasn't until 2007 that it was finally surpassed by the Burj Khalifa.

Today, the CN Tower is known worldwide for another reason: it is the home of EdgeWalk. The CN Tower EdgeWalk is the world’s highest full circle hands-free walk on a 5 ft (1.5 m) wide ledge.

As the first attraction of its kind in North America, every year EdgeWalk attracts thousands of thrill-seekers and adventurous souls, who are looking to check this experience off their bucket lists. So in this one, I wanted to share what you can expect and some FAQ about the experience!

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