Our family stayed for the first time with the Fairmont chain at the Banff Springs Hotel this summer. We were so delighted with the hotel, its environs, the staff and more importantly, its history. I thought a post on this iconic hotel would be appropriate. In November 1883, mineral hot springs were discovered in the …

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For once, our trip went smoothly and we reached Calgary without a hitch. Our flights landed on time, the bags came through and soon we were at the Budget car rental waiting for our turn. Interestingly, there was a long line but only at the Budget desk. All the others agencies had two or three …

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For many years now, Mr. JJ and I have been thinking of planning a trip to the Canadian Rockies, specifically the Banff and Jasper areas. However, for one reason or another, it never materialized. This summer, thanks to the kids’ decisions, we were limited to only one getaway as a family. With Mr. JJ celebrating …

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