Category: Alberta

Road Trip Diary: Lake Louise, Banff

Road Trip Diary: Lake Louise, Banff

[ 0 ] September 3, 2014 |

Lake Louise in Banff, Alberta is probably one of the most chosen scenes to represent the Canadian Rockies.  On one end of the deep blue-green lake is a view of the Victoria Glacier amid mountain peaks, and at the other end, the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.  The Chateau was originally a much smaller cabin when […]

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Road Trip Diary: Moraine Lake

Road Trip Diary: Moraine Lake

[ 0 ] February 19, 2014 |

You may recognize the view of Moraine Lake from the back of the 20 dollar bill distributed in 1969 and 1979.  Moraine Lake is located in Banff National Park near the village of Lake Louise.  I consider it to be the most beautiful lake view in the entire park.  I’ve walked the main trail around […]

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Road Trip Diary: Johnston Canyon

Road Trip Diary: Johnston Canyon

[ 0 ] February 12, 2014 |

About 18 kilometers off the main throughway  in Banff National Park, is Johnston Creek, a tributary of the Bow River. What is spectacular about this small creek is that it has formed a canyon, cut through limestone walls, over thousands of years.  The park has paved a walkway for most of the gradually ascending trail […]

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Road Trip Diary: Banff & the Bow

Road Trip Diary: Banff & the Bow

[ 0 ] December 19, 2013 |

After leaving family in Calgary, my son, his friend and I headed west into the mountains.  I was excited to play tour guide to my guests and share the beauty of Banff National Park with them. Our first stop was my first stop in the 70’s.  Lac des Arcs. It’s a part of the Bow […]

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Road Trip Diary: A Family Affair in Calgary

Road Trip Diary: A Family Affair in Calgary

[ 1 ] December 12, 2013 |

If you check my online bio on any number of sites, it almost always mentions my love of travel and road trips. I am happiest when exploring.  I got to do a little exploring this past summer and I returned to some favorite Canadian places.  The highlight of a 5000 mile (8046.72 KM) road trip […]

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Trivia EH? Alberta

Trivia EH? Alberta

[ 2 ] June 11, 2011 |

AREA: 255,285 sq mi 661,188 sq km Water Surface: 6,485 sq mi 16,796 sq km POP: 3,711,845 million (2010) according to Statistics Canada Highest Elevation: Mt. Columbia 3747m (12,294 feet) Capital: Edmonton Important Industries: energy, agriculture, business and commercial services, transportation and utilities, finance and real estate, retail and wholesale trade, and manufacturing Provincial Bird: […]

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Alberta

Alberta

[ 0 ] October 23, 2009 |

If you appreciate varied landscape then Alberta is the province to visit! Alberta’s prairies stretch from Saskatchewan into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and up to it’s highest elevation at 3747m (12,294 feet) near the British Columbia border. The Badlands, in the prairie region is a ‘have to’ tour stop for dinosaur enthusiasts. The […]

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