Category : Alberta

We headed south on Hwy 36 just east of Forestburg (on Hwy 53) to make our way to Milk River. The road and the drive were lovely and represented some wonderful Alberta prairies scenery. It took us through the Brooks area and Taber (don’t forget to get some corn). Further south of Taber was the Chin Lakes Campground along the …

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Meeting Creek Alberta

Every year we try and meet up with family for an August long weekend camp out. We are pretty much guaranteed a terrific time, lots of chatting and laughing, lots of food, and an occasionally rainstorm. This year did not disappoint.  The camp out was held on a ball field in Meeting Creek, smack dab in the middle of the …

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Edberg Alberta

We hung out in Alberta for a few weeks visiting family and some friends that Norm had not seen in many, many years. Part of the visit meant staying on the farm and having wonderful views of the large, beautiful prairie skies AND being fed like a king and queen. Thanks to family!!   Campground: Farms and ball fields – …

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We drive to Canada several times a year and we like to change up our route every time but there are still only so many ways to get from one point to another. We love Banff and Jasper due to the sheer beauty but we detest the crowds. It’s a love/hate relationship but still one we endure and enjoy every …

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Written on Jun, 13, 2015 by in , , , , | 2 Comments.
Downtown Canmore Alberta on a cloudy day

We drive to Canada frequently so we like to  switch things up a bit and take different routes and stay at different campgrounds along the way. Driving over the Rockies at the southern most point in Canada, via Crowsnest Pass, is the easiest with respect to both traffic and with elevation gain/descent. But once in a while we like to …

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Those Young Guys - Central Alberta

Here we are hanging in central Alberta and mooching off relatives and friends. Isn’t life wonderful? We visited a few farms and ate and drank until we couldn’t move anymore. Our hiking has vanished as we soak in the atmosphere and good times.   Oh well…we are having a terrific time and experiencing wonderful weather. Some of the things we …

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Written on Jun, 06, 2015 by in , , , , | 2 Comments.
Oldman Dam Provincial Recreation Area

We’re headed north to British Columbia and Alberta in Canada for a few weeks visiting friends and family. We have been having lovely weather so it was a terrific drive north. We like to take our time and get stopped by early afternoon. We headed up through Idaho via part of the International Selkirk Loop and into British Columbia and …

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Crowsnest Pass Alberta

As you cross the Rockies on Highway 3 (Crossnest Highway) between Alberta and British Columbia over the Crowsnest Pass there are little towns, such as Blairmore and Coleman, which are beautiful and offer lots of charm and outdoor recreational activities year round. There is also the Interpretive Center for Frank Slide, which highlights not only the heritage of the area …

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Written on Aug, 05, 2014 by in , , , | Leave a comment
Little Bow Provincial Park Alberta

  Campground: Little Bow Provincial Park Location: Champion, Alberta (Park is about 17km east of Champion) Site: B-64 Cost: $29 (CAD) Services: E (30 AMP) Comments: Nice, quaint campground. A bit crowded due to the August long weekend in Canada. Site was average for spaciousness. Even though there were lots of trees in the campground there was still minimum privacy. …

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Written on Aug, 04, 2014 by in , , | 2 Comments.
Meeting Creek Alberta

The lovely hamlet of Meeting Creek sits in a valley along a creek where two tribes of native Americans (Cree and Blackfoot) would meet, in no man’s land, a kind of Switzerland (neutral territory) for the time. Many years later, as the railway began it’s train lines in that area it ran right through Meeting Creek (well actually the town …

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