We’re Back from our Canadian Rocky Mountains Family Trip!


This weekend we took a family trip to Banff National Park, a popular gem hidden in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

We are fortunate to live just a few hours away, so we try to visit as often as possible. Each time we go, we have new adventures, see new things. So, I can report from personal experience that there is something for everyone to do, even kids at every age.

Here’s just a tiny snippet of what we did over the weekend, simply gorgeous, right?

Banff National ParkThe drive from Jasper to Banff National Park, ‘scenic’ may be an understatement!


columbia iceields banff jasper myorganizedchaos Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure.


banff sulphur mountain gondola myorganizedchaos Banff Gondola up Sulphur Mountain.


A view of a large mountain in the background, canadian rocky mountains The beautiful view from the top of Sulphur Mountain.

lake minnewanka boat tourBoat cruise on Lake Minnewanka.

Stay tuned for posts on our family stay very soon, yet if you’d like to take a peek at my tweets over the weekend {with photos!}, just read the #goandseizethesummer & hashtag on Twitter.

Don’t forget to take advantage of this special code: ‘CHAOS10′ – It’ll save you 10% off a prepaid GoodBuy Hotel booking of $200 or more on Travelocity.ca {terms & conditions}. Perfect for your own little Banff getaway! 😉




  1. I have never been to Banff, but always wanted to go. According to my mother, it is the most beautiful spot in the world. Nice shots.

  2. Wow, that area looks absolutely gorgeous! I can only imagine how breathtaking it is when the snow starts to fly! I lovelovelove the mountains.

    1. When there’s snow, it’s a whole new view. Last time I was there it was Winter, I’ll have to dig out some shots!

  3. Banff is amazing, i am sure you all had an unforgettable trip! When I moved to Alberta 7 years ago, Banff was one of the first places I got to visit ans exploe with my aunt and uncle. I was speechless and absolutely amazed. I had lived in Ontaio my whole life and had never really traveled too far away. I couldn’t believe what I was missing! It’s so surreal it’s almost like its not real. I love the mountains and the clear blue water. love all your pictures!!

    1. That is awesome Erika, they introduced you to the province well! Gorgeous, right?! Just an amazing part of the country!

    1. We are, So lucky to live so close to this beauty. Yet the area attracts visitors from all over the world!

    1. Oh yes, it’s about time! How about a trade? I’ve never been any further East than Toronto!!

  4. Wow, such an incredible landscape! I missed it so much, we lived in BC for a while and my kids were born there, we are now in Australia, but I think I left a little piece of my heart there. xx

  5. Gorgeous! My family drove across Canada the year before I was born (I’m still bitter) and these look like some of the shots in the family album, only so much brighter 🙂

    1. What!?!? Did this not happen to us and Edmonton last month?? I tell ya, we have to cross paths soon!!

  6. I’ve always wanted to visit Banff! I think my sister went a couple of years ago (we have a cousin in Alberta), but I haven’t had the chance.

  7. STUNNING! Simply stunning. For as long as I can remember my mom has been talking about wanting to go to Banff – these pictures make me see why.

  8. I can’t wait for the rest of your posts! A couple of my friends just came back from a trip to various cities in Alberta, and Banff was their favourite place to go!

  9. Love Banff it is one of my favourite places on earth and it looks like you had an amazing adventure! I will definitley have travel up to jasper too as the road looks scenic and beautiful!

  10. It’s been years since I was at the Columbia Icefields and I don’t live very far away. Your pictures are great and it reminds me how fortunate I am to live so close.

  11. Awesomely beautiful. I have yet to travel on that side of Canada. I believe it will take my breath away. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Magnificent Mountains and Valleys. Really Amazing. We have great mountains here in Arizona too. Great hiking in the “winter” time.

  13. I have only ever been there when there was snow on the ground, but seeing these photos shows me that it is perhaps even more beautiful in summer 🙂

  14. Wow! Your pictures are amazing. I would love to visit Banff! Thanks for sharing your trip!

  15. We used to live in Calgary and we headed into Banff quite often – for hiking and skiing trips, and waaaay back, even camping. Your post brought back pleasant memories!

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