Tag Archives: Alberta

Hotel Arts + Yellow Door Bistro, Calgary


During a trip to Calgary, Alberta – I had the chance to stay for the second time at this cute boutique hotel right in the downtown core. Hotel Arts is a comfortable and modern hotel within walking distance of all the amazing sights, shopping and restaurant if you are planning a visit to Calgary.

My suite (above) was so spacious and equipped with a wet bar that I regret not throwing a huge party while I was there 😉 It would be pretty perfect for a bachelorette party actually.


Photo provided by Hotel Arts

My room at Hotel Arts overlooked the courtyard and year-round heated pool. With 185 suites and very reasonable nightly rates, I would definitely recommend this hotel to friends and family looking for an affordable and stylish option in Calgary. (more…)

A Weekend in Banff


Happy Travel Tuesday! I wanted to share one of my favourite posts with you about one of my all-time favourite getaways – Banff, Alberta. It is gorgeous in the spring and definitely worth a look for a last-minute getaway this time of year. Hope you enjoy. xo – Lisa

I am in love with Banff.

I paid my very first visit to Banff National Park in Alberta last month and I couldn’t believe I had waited so long to experience the beauty that is Banff. From the fresh Rocky Mountain air, crystal clear blue water and wildlife along the highway – the whole thing felt oh-so-Canadian and right.


The drive from Calgary to Banff takes around 90 minutes along a busy highway where the Rocky Mountains just smee to appear out of nowhere along stretches of prairie plains. There are lots of easy hiking trails with a waterfall reward like Johnston Canyon and the scenic Banff Gondola which gives you a 360 degree mountain view from the top of the clouds. Make sure to pack your bathing suit for a hot mineral soak at the Banff Upper Hot Springs or buy a $69 day pass to access the luxurious water circut at The Willow Stream Spa inside the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Banff also has one of the longest ski seasons in North America and usually runs into Victoria Day long weekend. Make sure to pack your gear and hit the slopes at Sunshine Village. (more…)