Tag: Alberta

Smartwool Opens its First Canadian Retail Location

Smartwool has opened its first Canadian retail location in the iconic mountain town of Banff.

The shop will stock a large assortments of Smartwool baselayers, insulated midlayers, outerwear, lifestyle apparel, accessories, as well as performance and casual socks, all made with Merino wool. The store will also carry a selection of Timberland footwear.

“An iconic international outdoor destination, Banff is the quintessential expression of mountain culture, which makes it the ideal location for our first Canadian Smartwool store,” said Corey Stecker, Canada Sales & Marketing Director, in the company press release.

The new store is located at 126 Banff Ave, Banff, Alberta.

Based out of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Smartwool is an American brand owned by the VF Corporation. Sister brands include Eagle Creek, JanSport, Lee Jeans, Nautica, The North Face, Timberland, Vans, Wrangler Jeans, etc.

Road Trip: Canada’s 10 most visited National Parks

Canada’s national parks and historic sites hosted a staggering 24.7 million visitors last year. Not bad for a country with a population of only 36 million people. Which of it’s 39 national parks are the most popular? Here are the top ten:

  1. Banff National Park in Alberta – 4,059,503 visitors
  2. Jasper National Park in Alberta – 2,345,130 visitors
  3. Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park in Quebec – 1,143,276 visitors
  4. Pacific Rim National Park in British Columbia – 1,056,801 visitors
  5. Mount Revelstoke National Park in British Columbia – 795,749 visitors
  6. Yoho National Park in British Columbia – 688,157 visitors
  7. Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta – 536,865 visitors
  8. Prince Edward Island National Park – 530,247 visitors
  9. Kootenay National Park in British Columbia – 521,286 visitors
  10. Riding Mountain National Park in Manitoba – 355,523 visitors

Watch: Alive

Florian Nick travelled 5500 kilometres in six weeks exploring the vast landscapes of British Columbia and Alberta, looking for “beautiful sceneries.”

With 54.000 photos he created Alive, a three-and-a-half minute timelapse which takes you on a vivid journey through wild forests, along the shores of crystal lakes, and up the hills of massive mountains of western Canada.