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Dildo Run Provincial Park Newfoundland

We departed Deer Lake and headed east on Trans Canada Highway through Grand Falls Windsor and onto Lewisporte. Lewisporte looked like a lovely area with a deep water port which is ice free and provides ferry services to Labrador along with aviation fuel for Gander International Airport.   Welcome to Dildo Run Provincial Park which sits on New World Island …

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Marine Atlantic - Atlantic Vision

J.T. CHeeseman Provincial Park sits about 10 kilometers (6 miles) northeast of the ferry terminal at Port Aux Basques in Newfoundland and is the first campground after departing the ferry.  It is right off the main highway which is Trans Canada Highway (TCH).  By the time the ferry is docked and the vehicles are off the ship then it is …

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Graves Island Provincial Park Nova Scotia

Welcome to Graves Island. Yes, this campground is on an island but it is a short drive to get over to the island on a narrow causeway.   The island is just over 100 acres and has a nice trail which goes around a good part of the island. The sites here are very nice and many have great views …

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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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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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Cypress Hills Centre Block Saskatchewan Meadows Campground

We departed Grasslands National Park and made our way to Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, AKA CHIPP.   Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park is an area in southwestern Saskatchewan and southeastern Alberta and has the highest point between Labrador and the Rocky Mountains. It is a unique topography as the pine forest hills jut out in the middle of the prairies at …

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