Category : Province

Writing On The Stone Provincial Park Alberta

We departed Brooks, Alberta in thick, heavy smoke and made our way south to Milk River along the border of Alberta and Montana. The wildfires in British Columbia were still burning out of control and the smoke from the fire continued to blow east into Alberta and beyond. We continued our drive south hoping for clearer skies and cleaner air. …

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Kinbrook Island Provincial Park Brooks Alberta

It was hot and smokey! The wildfires in British Columbia continued to burn and the smoke continued to blow into Alberta. We could not get away from it. We headed south past Brooks to Kinbrook Island Provincial Park which sits along the east side of Lake Newell. The campground is really on an island which you access via a short …

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Those Young Guys

  We spent well over a month in central Alberta and certainly wore out our welcome! But it was a terrific time. We spent lots of quality time with family and friends and enjoyed the farm life.   It was in the summer when British Columbia was under a state of emergency due to the over 500 wildfires burning. For …

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Gravel Road Alberta

  Bashaw is a small farming community in central Alberta where we visit to meet up with friends and family.  There is a small district hall close to Buffalo Lake which is perfect for a long weekend meetup complete with plenty of parking, a hall with restrooms, full kitchen, and plenty of seating indoors in case of rainy weather. We …

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Drumheller Alberta Hoodoos

Hoodoos Trail A hoodoo is a weather rock pinnacle and the Drumheller area has lots of them. There is an area east of town called Hoodoos Trail which is an icon of the Alberta Badlands. It is a very touristy area so beware but there are a variety of short trails in the area plus a trail which leads to …

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Drumheller Alberta

We departed Elkwater at Cypress Hills in southeastern Alberta and headed to Medicine Hat via Highway 1.   From Medicine Hat we continued on north to Highway 56 and entered the Canadian Badlands of Drumheller!  Welcome to Drumheller!   We were staying at The Hoodoo RV Resort which is a bit east of town and close to the famous Hoodoos …

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Cypress Hills Elkwater Alberta

Elkwater Elkwater is a small town in Alberta about 40 miles southeast of Medicine Hat with a population of just under 100 people. It sits at about 4,000 ft elevation and is located along Elkwater Lake and in the Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park. The area provides a cool respite from the hot summer days experienced in the prairies.  Elkwater is …

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Cypress Hills Elkwater Alberta Firerock Campground

  We had a reservation at Ferguson Hill Campground but when we saw the heavily treed site we realized it would be a bear to get into and the road in and out had lots of low hanging branches. No fun. We found a first come first serve site early in the morning and the office transferred our reservation over. …

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Alberta Canada

From one Cypress Hills to another. We left Cypress Hills Centre Block in Saskatchewan and headed to Cypress Hills Elkwater in Alberta. Both are part of the Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park (CHIPP) but the Alberta Cypress Hills has the highest point amongst them. More on that in a future post.   Cypress Hills Elkwater has 7 campgrounds and well over …

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Cypress Hills Centre Block Saskatchewan Lookout Point

Lookout Point Lookout Point is on the way to Bald Butte and sits at an elevation of 1275 m so not quite as high as Bald Butte but close. This viewpoint looks to the north and on a clear day you can see the town of Maple Creek and maybe even The Great Sand Hills further to the north.   …

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