Tag : Alberta

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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Moyie Lake Provincial Park British Columbia

  This is one of our all time favorite parks. I know I say that a lot, at least it seems like I do but this one is the epitome of what I think a campground should look like, tall pine trees and lots of space between sites. We have stopped here a number of times before for day use …

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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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Written on Aug, 01, 2014 by in , , | Leave a comment
Camrose Alberta

Camrose, whose original name was Sparling, is a small city in central Alberta about 90km southeast of Edmonton. It’s population is roughly just under 20,000 people and yet it has the charm of a small town. The August long weekend in Canada is the time for the Big Valley Jamboree which brings up to 90,000 people into town for a …

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Edberg Alberta

Edberg is a small town in central Alberta about 34 km south of Camrose and 119km south of Edmonton. It lies on the prairie with rolling foothills and plenty of productive agriculture and farming. The landscapes are breathtaking and definitely worth a drive around the outskirts of town to soak in the wonderful farm and country life. One of the …

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Written on Jul, 30, 2014 by in , , | Leave a comment
Bashaw Alberta

Bashaw is a small charming town near the shores of Buffalo Lake in central Alberta yet less than an hours drive from some of the larger cities in the area such as Red Deer, Stettler, and Camrose. It is a farming community with an abundance of productive croplands along with an agricultural facility and fairgrounds which offers a weekly farmer’s …

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