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  • What's up everybody? I'm Alex.

  • You're watching Vagabrothers,

  • and right now we're in Canmore, Alberta.

  • We're about to hop in this helicopter

  • and take a scenic tour of the Rocky Mountains.

  • Let's go

  • Good morning everybody.

  • Welcome back to the channel.

  • It is a beautiful day here in Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada,

  • and we have an awesome day lined up.

  • We're doing a trip down the Icefield Parkway.

  • Our last video was in Jasper National Park.

  • Today we're going from Lake Louise to Banff,

  • and this place in itself is beautiful.

  • Alex and I are staying in these suites overlooking the lake.

  • We were here in the fall about a year ago.

  • It looks like this in warm weather.

  • We're going to start things off today by throwing on some ice skates,

  • getting very Canadian and enjoying this beautiful view.

  • You ready?

  • Let's see who can stay off their butts the longest.

  • You know that feeling when you drink a 12- pack of beer?

  • No.

  • When you were younger and drank a lot of beer?

  • Maybe.

  • And then you stood up and you had been sitting down the whole time and you try to walk to the bathroom?

  • That is what your first time ice skating feels like.

  • All right, skating is done.

  • Successful completion of the morning ice skate.

  • No falls on the ice.

  • Definitely fell coming off of the ice.

  • Got a little too comfortable.

  • Went from ice to snow, slipped, fell on my butt.

  • Camera's, okay. I'm okay.

  • So I'd say, "Great success."

  • We've just arrived to Canmore in Alberta.

  • It's just a little bit past Banff,

  • and we're right nestled up against the Rocky Mountains.

  • We're going to be hopping into this helicopter.

  • We're here at Alpine Helicopter Tours,

  • and we're going to get a scenic view of the Rocky Mountains from above.

  • I love helicopters.

  • I feel like if I weren't doing this,

  • then maybe I'd be a helicopter pilot.

  • You know a lot of Instagramers always take the doors off the helicopters

  • hit those feet over the landscape shots.

  • I'm going to go ahead and say in this weather,

  • let's keep those doors closed.

  • I'm going to superimpose my feet over the photo

  • and just view this beautiful landscape from the warmth of the inside cabin.

  • You guys able to hear me okay?

  • Loud and clear.

  • Copy.

  • Three sisters individually named for Charity and Faith.

  • Faith is the tallest there, just under 10,000 feet.

  • Get down.

  • That was awesome.

  • Alright, well, we've just touched down via helicopter to Snowy Owl Tours.

  • I think it's pretty obvious what we're about to go do.

  • We're going to go sleigh riding just like Santa Claus,

  • but instead of reindeer, we have dogs.

  • They're huskies. They're beautiful. A lot of them.

  • They're ready to go.

  • Oh my god, yeah!

  • I highly recommend the princess seat.

  • Everybody gets to be a princess sometime.

  • Yeah right, dude. This is so awesome, bro.

  • We're in the middle of a big frozen lake.

  • We got here by dogsled,

  • and we're just surrounded by these majestic snow-covered peaks.

  • This is so cool. It's like time travel.

  • I just kind of think back to what it must have been like to be

  • a trapper or like a mountain man out here

  • getting around in the winter with a with a dog team,

  • but this is just so cool.

  • This is honestly one of the best experiences I think I've ever had.

  • It's so high up there.

  • If you get a chance to come out here,

  • do yourself a favor,

  • do this tour because there is nothing more fun than driving a dogsled through this beautiful place.

  • We're just going through this gigantic meadow right now,

  • and it's just beautiful to see so much of everything.

  • There's so much white.

  • There're so many trees. There're so many mountains.

  • There's so much blue sky.

  • There're so many dogs,

  • and they're all making so much noise,

  • but right now it's a little bit quiet, peaceful.

  • So my question is: are you a fan of the dogsleds?

  • Dogsleds were really cool.

  • But what's also very cool is downtown Banff.

  • This is an old mining town that's got a ton of character

  • and a bunch of great restaurants and bars.

  • And hot springs. And hot springs.

  • But we are going to go now to get some dinner at Chuck's Steak House.

  • Alberta,

  • where the prairies meet the Rockies here in the mountains

  • where you've got the best access,

  • the best beef from Canada's prairies,

  • and we're going to now eat that beef

  • along with some other sides

  • and have a feast for the books.

  • We've ordered a table-side caesar salad.

  • They're pretty awesome.

  • It comes in an excessively large wooden bowl.

  • Very interesting to see all the steps that happen in a traditional caesar salad.

  • It's the beginning of an elaborate and delicious meal,

  • one that we're quite exited about.

  • Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome back.

  • We are in Sunshine Village. We're in a gondola.

  • We're on our way up to do some riding.

  • We're joined by Kim.

  • Marko, what's going on?

  • Super stoked today to try out a new board.

  • I bought the Burton Flight Attendant 156.

  • So I'm going to get this on,

  • and hopefully it'll be a good balance of

  • a backcountry riding in freestyle.

  • We're suited and booted. We're here with Connor Felix.

  • He is a local rider here at Sunshine Village,

  • and we're going to go do some laps to the park

  • and have him show us the mountain.

  • Ready to ride.

  • What's the best thing about Sunshine Village?

  • The best thing about Sunshine Village is probably...

  • It is the best hill in Alberta, one.

  • I would say probably just the amount of area there is to snowboard.

  • Pretty good fun little tree runs today.

  • All right, well we've done a couple of laps.

  • We've shredded the gnar.

  • Connor has shredded the gnar much gnarlier than us.

  • We're going to head inside.

  • We're going to get some lunch.

  • The short rib poutine is actually attracting visitors who need to take a photo.

  • I've never seen such a thing. It's just amazing.

  • All right, we're on the mountain.

  • We're in the park right now,

  • and Connor is going to chuck a backflip off of this jump.

  • Fingers crossed. I got a feeling he can do it. He shreds.

  • Thanks for riding with us today. Thank you.

  • Good day. Appreciate it.

  • Well, we've just finished snowboarding,

  • and we're back down in town here in Banff.

  • It's a snowy day. It's a little chilly,

  • so I think we're going to warm it up,

  • head over to a little distillery. Oh, yeah

  • I'm all about that ap, all about that ap, apres ski.

  • Sorry, we're going to go do apres ski at a distillery.

  • Well, we've made it to Park Distillery,

  • aptly named because it's the only licensed distillery in a national park in Canada.

  • I don't know if there's any distilleries in national parks in the United States.

  • Maybe, maybe not?

  • But it doesn't change the fact that they have a very nice gin,

  • which I'm sampling right now in a gin and tonic.

  • Mark got a smoky cocktail, the observation deck.

  • We got some rye whiskey, which is

  • Canadian style whisky with just a little bit of rye in it.

  • We have some seven-year-old rum,

  • and it's basically an old-fashioned,

  • and they smoked cedar wood to give it a little flavor.

  • Oh, yeah, it's like turning ham into bacon,

  • just that much more smokey.

  • Alright ladies and gentlemen,

  • unfortunately after an epic week,

  • it's time to call it an end.

  • All good things must come to an end.

  • Big thanks to Travel Alberta for bringing us out here.

  • It's been an epic week here.

  • Hope you guys enjoyed this video.

  • If you've not seen the first one from Jasper National Park,

  • go check that one out, as well.

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