We didn’t know what we were going to get ourselves into. We had just spent a week camping and hiking and were about to enter our first “real” city in days. All we knew about Moncton was that it held about 70,000 people and that it had bars in it that would be open and serving beer.

Aside from almost missing our flight to Vancouver and being giving a minivan instead of an SUV by the guys at Discount, X-Can started off fine. Once we crossed the Canadian Rockies however, it became clear that we were still wet behind the ears. Here are a few lessons we learned while in Alberta.

You can order a “lumberjack breakfast” pretty much anywhere you go. The dish carries an ideal of an old fashioned, hearty breakfast that can carry you through long hours of working outdoors. When you order it in the Canadian Rockies that ideal becomes a reality.