Our Cozy Winter Log Cabin in Canada | Banff, Alberta Road Trip

(gentle music) – Welcome to Canada everybody. – This is so cool. A wooden cabin in Canada. – One. (laughing) – Happy new year, guys. We’ve decided to kickstart 2020. We have come to one of
our favorite countries to travel to, we’re currently in Canada. We actually flew in a couple of days ago and we surprised our really
good friends in Vancouver. – [Stephen] Ooga booga! (all laughing) – Yeah, yeah, yeah! – I don’t think they saw us coming. – No, and speaking of saw, we went out to Vancouver Island and just saw her favorite animal in
the world, the orca. – This is my first time
seeing them in the wild. She’s coming up on there? Oh! Wow. It’s so beautiful. And we ended up capturing my reaction the first time I saw them. I cried. (Stephen laughing) And then we ended the year counting down with some backyard fireworks. (crowd cheering) (fireworks exploding) – [Both] Three, two, one, happy new year! – But we’ve now said our goodbyes and flew all the way to Calgary. There we picked up our massive rental car. I think this is the biggest
car I’ve ever driven, and we’re actually gonna be doing a nine-day road trip here through Alberta showing you some of the
most beautiful spots to see in this province. No road trip in Canada can
begin without your Timmys. ♪ Wake up ♪ ♪ Step into the world outside ♪ ♪ The future never looked so bright ♪ ♪ Can’t you hear it calling us ♪ ♪ Let go ♪ – So we’ve driven just outside of Calgary on the way towards Banff and we’ve come across a really cool place. We’re at a wolfdog sanctuary, and if you guys didn’t
know, every breed of dog, from chihuahua to husky comes from a wolf. So we pretty much created all these different breeds and a
wolfdog is the closest breed to a wolf, and unfortunately
a lot of people see it as an exotic animal. They may have watched “Game of Thrones”, wanted to be a bit of a Jon Snow with their own little wolfdog, and then they realize it’s
probably a lot more work. This is actually a sanctuary. We’re gonna go on like
a bit of an experience, raise awareness about
the different wolfdogs, and yeah, should be a little fun morning. – Oh my gosh, this is
like the biggest dog ever. Look at that. Wow. – [Stephen] So…
– [Jess] I can see them. – [Stephen] On today’s
little kind of experience we’re gonna go into two
different enclosures. One is the high content, they call it, it’s up to 85% wolf. And then the other one is a low content, so about 35% wolf, so
it’s definitely more dog. – I can see the low content. They look more like huskies. (whispering) It looks like a wolf. Aw, she liked mine. – [Curator] She just robbed you blind, eh? – (whispering) She likes my treats. – [Stephen] Hi Loki. – [Jess] He’s licking my hand. – [Stephen] How do you have
both of the doggies here? – (whispering) This one
just loves all my food. That was incredible. We got to get so close to the wolfdogs. Some of them had up to 85% wolf in them. So I don’t think we’ve ever
come as close to a wolf before as we have today. – So, we’re about half
an hour outside of Banff and we’ve just been greeted
with these incredible, almost like gates to beauty. These are the Rocky
Mountains and this is what we’re gonna be seeing
for the next eight days. ♪ Tossed in ♪ ♪ Like a castaway ♪ – [Jess] Oh my gosh, it looks so cute. Okay, I think we can finally say welcome to Banff. We’ve just rocked up at the place we’re gonna be staying
the next two nights. It’s called Storm Mountain Lodge and we are staying in one of their cabins. So they have a couple of cabins all scattered throughout this forest. They must have had a lot of snowfall ’cause look how high this snowfall– – [Stephen] That is like almost you engulfed by the snow. – And let’s check out our cabin. – [Stephen] This looks so cool. We’re literally in the middle of nowhere. So it’s about half an
hour outside of Banff and it’s just tucked away in this forest. – I see firewood. – [Stephen] So we’re here
in cabin number three. – Oh my gosh, this is so cool. A wooden cabin in Canada. It’s a perfect way to start
a winter holiday here. – [Stephen] So let’s give
you guys a cabin tour. It’s actually super spacious and it’s all made out of wood. We have our nice warm,
cozy bed, just here. We’ve got a light fixture
made out of antlers, and we have our own fire, which, we need– – I need to start. – [Stephen] We need to start that. This is so nice, I just like all the finishings here, the little snowshoes. – And Steve, look outside our window. We’re just in a winter
wonderland right now. This is a heater. Okay, oh, that’s nice. – [Stephen] Wow, this snow is so fluffy. Whoa, I just went down to my knees. (gentle guitar music) Our cabin has icicles. (laughing) We have our onesies on,
we’re making a fire, and once it’s ready we’ll be officially cabin-ready for the night. – All right, your hands and then throw it in the air, they make. (Stephen laughing) See look, they made this thing. Just throw it in there. (both laughing) – [Stephen] Take two. – [Jess] (whispering) I
don’t know what I’m doing. – [Stephen] That kind of looks good. – You wanna try? Oo, I think we’ve got something going. Okay, okay, okay, okay. – [Stephen] Now that the fire is roaring, you should tell them what
happened just yesterday. – Yeah, so yesterday I
officially felt the baby move for the first time. So I’m currently almost 20 weeks, so halfway through the pregnancy and yeah, I was lying down, yes–
no, it was the first day of the year, was it, or
the second day of the year? – [Stephen] Second day of the year. – Second day of the year
and I was lying down in bed and I kind of felt like, it felt like this bubble in my belly that was doing like a somersault and then I thought it
might have been the baby but then I felt it again last night. So that’s kind of cool, ’cause now I can actually feel it and I can’t wait for it to actually start
kicking and punching so Stephen can feel it as well. It is the craziest, most
surreal feeling ever, like it’s so hard to
explain what it feels like. I even told Stephen it kind of felt like there was a rat in your
belly running around. (Stephen laughing) Is that like mean? – Three, two, one… (laughing) (both laughing) I can’t get up. It’s so cold. (both laughing) Get me in front of the fire. – [Jess] Just shake. ♪ Tear off all your skin ♪ ♪ Give your heart to me ♪ ♪ Every single scar ♪ ♪ Is a masterpiece ♪ (Stephen laughing) – [Stephen] How magical is it, it’s actually snowing. – It’s actually snowing. – [Stephen] There’s snow
in your hair at the moment. You look cute in snow, I have to say that. ♪ Dig your nails into the dirt ♪ ♪ Then you’ll find the seeds ♪ ♪ They’re singing are we there yet ♪ ♪ Are we there yet, ooooo ♪ – I think my favorite bit about this lodge is how it’s in this forest and everything is just so tucked away and hidden away. You feel like you’re the only cabin here in the middle of nowhere. – We’re such Australians,
amazed by the snow. Like look at all this, ready? And that’s a lot, right? That’s a lot of snow. – [Stephen] And it’s
still snowing right now. – My gosh. It’s kinda good though because
even though it’s snowing, it’s only negative one,
so it’s not too cold. But oh my gosh, Steve. (grunting) Oh my gosh, it’s really fun. (Stephen laughing) – [Jess] Okay this is
officially our first time ever driving through proper snow. Can we get out? Luckily we rented a beast of a car. That’s fine… for now. Still got a half an hour
drive back to Banff. – Don’t jinx us. (quirky music) – Okay we’ve decided that
if we need to see Banff for the first time in the winter, we need to see it in a good spot, so we’ve jumped in a gondola and we’re heading up to the top of a mountain
that we have heard has amazing views of Banff. We weren’t sure how
lucky we were gonna get with the views, but oh my
gosh, Banff has delivered. We can see the Rocky Mountains. We can even see a lake all the way out in the distance and the town below. Absolutely breathtaking. – [Stephen] If you guys are looking for something to do, this
place is highly recommended. It’s so beautiful out here, even on a day where the weather is
being a bit hit and miss, still so beautiful. All righty everybody, welcome
to the cute little town of Banff, we’ve just driven in. Now it’s just a tiny little village but there are so many little
restaurants, cafes, shops. You can kind of get lost. It feels a little holiday village here and especially because
you’re in the middle of so many mountains, it’s so beautiful. – How cute would it be to get this, and then on the back,
it has little bum flaps. – Hey, if you guys are interested, so when you come to Canada to go into a lot of the major national parks you actually have to pay for a park pass. It’s about $20 a day and that’ll get you into the Banff National Park, that’ll also get you into Lake Louise
and some of the other spots that we’re going
to be going to on this road trip, and you can pretty much get it as you drive in. There’s almost like a toll booth, or you can just head straight in and go to the Banff Visitor’s Center and you can just pick it up like we did. You just hang it on your dashboard and then you just pretty
much go wherever you want, which is fine because I’m
happy to pay for entrance ’cause they look after the roads, after the national parks, so it definitely goes towards a good cause. So I think we found the perfect activity to do whilst it’s
snowing outside in Banff. We’ve come out to the Grizzly House and they specialize in fondue. – Four course fondue dinner. – [Stephen] So we’re pretty much sorted for the next three hours, trying to get through all of this. – Oh my gosh. – [Stephen] So they do
it a bit differently for your mains, when you have your meat. So we’ve gone for like a
seafood platter just here and this is a 600 degree hot plate. – It’s a hot rock. – [Stephen] It’s a hot rock. They said they heat
this up in a pizza oven. – And it is hot. I can feel it. – [Stephen] Ohhh. So two minutes on each side, four minutes in total. – And then they give you a bunch of sauces so you can dip it in after. – All right you guys, I hope you enjoyed that first Canada vlog here in Banff. If you’re looking for
a cozy place to stay, these cabins, we highly recommend. We’ve loved it, but our road trip here through the Canadian Rockies continues. So if you’re new around here make sure you hit subscribe ’cause
we’ve got some real fun stuff coming your way. – Bye. – See you guys. – We’re officially going
to be spending the night, I swear, in one of the most
iconic hotels in Canada. I feel like I’m standing
on top of a fish tank. And I could crack through. (Stephen yelling) (Jess laughing)

100 thoughts on “Our Cozy Winter Log Cabin in Canada | Banff, Alberta Road Trip

  1. Oh you were so close to me! I live in Edmonton! A stop at Tim Hortons is a must on any road trip! Going to Banff is a great break from the city!

  2. Btw, it is the Year Of The "Rat" in Chinese Astrology – This year is auspicious for all new beginnings. It is a time to turn over a new leaf and take a fresh look at the world. Great year for a baby! xo

  3. VIDEO IDEA!! Would love to see you guys get a world ScratchMap or Pin Map and make a video of you scratching/pinning and talking about everywhere you have gone!!! ❤️ your vids!

  4. That was stunning guys! Totally reminded me Finland and looked like you were still there! Lol! 😂

    Right now I just want to jump in the car and drive up to Canada to be in that! It looks sooo amazing!

    That is so cool that you are starting to feel the baby Jess yay!!! Love those updates!💖

    I think the only bigger car that you have driven more than this one was in England driving around the UK in the Glamper Bus hehe! 😂

    Can't wait to see what you guys are gonna be up to next! 😁

    Oh and Steven you were hilarious jumping into the snow and getting stuck and shaking it off I laughed so hard! 😂😂

  5. Love the Canadian representation! You guys should do a cross country road trip with the little one across all the provinces ! I'm from New Brunswick and seeing every province/territory is my number 1 bucket list item!

  6. Great video guys as always. Love all your work from a fellow Perth boy. I hear Canada has changed their drone rules recently. That must make it hard if you want to do any drone footage. Keep the vlogs coming theyre always so great and informative cheers, @dexcellentproductions

  7. THANK YOU FOR GOING SOMEWHERE IN CANADA OTHER THAN ONTARIO!! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay in my home province❤ and are having fun in Alberta❤

  8. We drove to Banff and it is one of the bucket places to visit. Love the Canadians, animals, mountains, and everything about Banff.

  9. As a Calgary native, I have a few favorite winter hikes if you're interested 🙂 one is Johnston Canyon (3-6km depending on upper falls or lower falls) and a special little tight Canyon you can walk up on the creek bed (located at 51.073898,-115.146239) both of these I did 2 weeks ago. Enjoy Banff!

  10. I watched your videos until now. I think there is a heck of more important issue going on than you sporting around in jammie's on vacation. Why don't you show you care about the tremendous bushfires that are killing koalas (and other wildlife) by talking about it, getting the word out and for heavens sake, HELP GIVE SOME DONATIONS from your YouTube proceeds? Are you that monetarily greedy? I didn't think so when I started watching in September, but I can't watch someone carelessly flitting about without a care when this atrocity is happening!! Please, PLEASE HELP AND SHOW SUPPORT!! It would also only benefit your channel with the pr. So for heavens sake, stop acting like nothing is bad happening and HELP by donating $ and your or towards this tragedy. God bless the animals in Oz and pray for rain.

  11. Welcome to our country! You are very brave, as British Columbians we never drive to Alberta in winter lol and we drive in snow all winter. You need to come visit the Okanagan Valley in BC 🙂 We can even show you around.

  12. Happy 2020 everybody and welcome to our first series of the decade 🙂 so excited to take you on this 3 part series through the beautiful province of Alberta here in Canada!

  13. It is good to get a new perspective on snow – I must remember to be more joyful when clearing off snow from the car lol !!!

  14. Nice video. I love it. Well done!
    I subscribed your channel. I also make videos about traveling like you. I hope you enjoy my videos as well. Cheers.

  15. What a lovely cabin! I miss seeing you guys in the Philippines but im happy to see you guys having a great time there in Canada. Stunning landscapes… plus amazing wildlife! Happy new year lovely couple. Cheers from Manila!

  16. Came across your channel while planning a trip to New Zealand and now i've been binging the last week lol. If you guys head back to Oahu i'd love to tell you about some spots you might not know about!

  17. I was in Banff over Christmas and it was magical! I was in a hostel so it had a bit of a different vibe to this, but now that I’m back in New Zealand I just wish I could go backkkkkk 🇨🇦

  18. Never been to Canda and probbaly never will. Amazing what you can do when young and free and have no dependants. Looks awesome.

  19. Canada is my fav traveling destination. I love the landscape, the wildlife the people, the culture(s), timmys and nanaimo bars ^^

  20. This looks amazing! Such a perfect vlog to start off the new year! Also – maybe when you guys are home with the baby, Steve could do a vlog about how he edits the videos? From the software he uses and any tips, but also maybe some creative tips? I just went to Mexico and had my first attempt at filming a 'vlog' and I have no clue which order to put the clips in, where to cut and what to leave out, when to add music etc to make it seem professional opposed to just someone's vacation videos shoved together. It's amazing what you guys do! Would love an advice vlog on that! Oh and any filming tips too! 🙂 Love it!

  21. We went to Banff with our 2.5 year old and 3 month old this summer. The fondue place you went to was HIGH on my list and we had to cancel due to an over tired toddler tantrum :(. I think Moraine Lake was her favorite place. Yoho National Park actually ranked higher than Banff for me. Just as beautiful with fewer crowds. Can't wait to go back!

  22. I am so glad you made it to Canada. My husband and I visited Vancouver, British Columbia and Alberta in 2015 and it was the best holiday ever. I remember going up the Gondola on the Banff mountain and it was just AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL completely surrounded by mountains, a scene which will remain with me forever. Other amazing places: Moraine Lake (Banff), Spirit Island in Maligne Lake (Jasper). Lake Louise, not sure if at this time of the year you can walk up to Lake Agnes from Lake Louise (where you will find a tea room) although not such a great idea for Jess since it is around 3.5km uphill!! They use water from Lake Agnes to prepare tea, but I imagine it is all frozen. Another amazing location is the Athasbasca Glacier – Incredible! You might also pass through Mount Robson.
    I suggested in a previous post to stay at Clearwater Springs Ranch in Clearwater (http://www.clearwaterspringsranch.com/) such an amazing place. Tania and Kurt are amazing hosts and the area is superb (if you do decide to stay here tell them that Marie and Paul from Malta recommended this place 🙂 I am sure they would be happy to hear)… Don't forget to go up to Clearwater Lake another superb location (Wells Gray Provincial Park). In Clearwater we also had the opportunity to see wild Bears in close proximity, for me, it was such an amazing moment (Jess, just like your Orca moment). The Bear came up right beside the car… We also came across wild Moose …
    Another amazing location is Cathedral Mountain Lodge in Yoho National Park (https://www.cathedralmountainlodge.com/)...

    Off course there is Whistler, I remember we had stayed at Nita Lake Lodge.
    Sorry for rambling, but this part of Canada brings back so many wonderful memories. Cant wait to see more of your vlog visit to Canada!

  23. OH MY GOODNESS!! I’m from Vancouver island and am in Edmonton for schooling! I hope you guys have an incredible journey!

  24. I live in Alberta, tag Travel Alberta in my Twitter posts all the time, and never get invited by them to participate in anything. My feelings are hurt. LOL Are you guys still in Alberta? If so, boy, you picked a really cold week to visit! Supposed to be -40 to -50 this week! If you are around the Red Deer area, let me know and I'll tour you around!

  25. Um, that cabin in Banff is AMAZING! 😮😍 It is such a dream of ours to visit a place that actually snows, like proper snow like that! ☃️

    You never get to experience anything like that in Australia! ❄️

  26. I live in Edmonton Alberta u guys should have came to Edmonton me n my wife love ur videos we would take u to places in Edmonton, Alberta is beautiful but cold right now Edmonton -40

  27. This episode made me smile all the way. U guys are doing such a great job. And it does surely looks so magical 🤗❤️❤️❤️

  28. It takes us a few winters to get the hang of driving on snowy and icy roads, so you're brave to give it a go.
    Aussies are always welcome in Canada. have fun !

  29. your videos are so inspiring. I want to travel more lmao.
    Also, you sound South African even though you guys keep saying you're
    Australian >_<

  30. It makes me happy that you guys are enjoying Canada!…but as a Canadian, we simply do not enjoy brushing snow off of our vehicles!…Lol. I hope your visit was enjoyable!

  31. Banff is in my top 5 travel wishlist. So you have no idea how excited I am for this vlog! Hopefully someday I can visit Canada. And I can't wait for the rest of the vlogs. And can't wait for the day Steve finally able to feel the baby moving.

  32. Oh my God. I'm really jealous;) We made exactly the same videos five years ago. Déjà-vu. Have a great time in Canada. Greetings from Germany

  33. This looks like paradise! I was so done with life and luckily found your channel and it’s given me motivation and joy. Have fun!🥳💖

  34. What a beautiful winter wonderland 🥰 that cabin looked so cozy, also loved how you all visit a wolf-dog sanctuary, that was sooo cool! Safe travels & happy new year!

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  36. You guys should come to the East coast of Canada in the summer time !! There's a lot of beautiful towns here! Such a different setting from the West coast 💙

  37. Shame Australia is on fire,I love the people and the country .Greetings from Romania,hope everything will get better in your home lands

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