Link: Leighton Art Centre
Alberta Road Trips
Getting some dirt in the hair – Alberta style…
Located just south of Calgary in the beautiful rolling hills you will find the Milllarville Race Track, famous for the Millarville Farmers’ Market and more! Link: Millarville Racing and Agriculture Society
When you don’t want to drive far from Calgary…
Links: The Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area A truly beautiful area to discover.
Afterthought…”yup, I should have brought some crampons”…
Just like the toque is a fashion-must for many die-hard Canadians, so should be crampons. Without them, you may find yourself slipping and sliding like a car using all-season tires trying to drive up a snowy slope…at least I… Read More ›
Excuse me Sir, I know we’re strangers, but may I borrow your mirror?
Today’s drive took us down the Spray Lake road accessible from either Canmore’s town site or Highway 40 in Kananaskis Country and as usual, it did not disappoint. Winding its way along back country, this well-groomed road – considering… Read More ›
Diving for treasure in Waterton Lakes National Park…
Wow, an International Peace Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, plus a Buffalo Paddock, all within an easy drive from Calgary? Fantastic, where do I sign up! Three designations all within a three hour drive from… Read More ›
Welcome to Alberta, where farmers are so proud of their product they are opening their barn doors to welcome you in…
This coming weekend, August 24 and 25th, Alberta is hosting a province-wide Open Farm Days where people young and old are encouraged to come out to meet the local farmers and their farming operations. This provides a great opportunity to ask… Read More ›
From Rum Runners to Shoot-outs, exploring the cultural heritage of The Crowsnest Pass in Southern Alberta…Part 5 of 5
Thank goodness for the Pass’s history lesson, because as per the great map leading my way, there was once a town name Maple Leaf in this area; well until 1957 when it was incorporated into the town of Bellevue, yet… Read More ›
From Rum Runners to Shoot-outs, exploring the cultural heritage of The Crowsnest Pass in Southern Alberta…Part 4 of 5
Frank Slide would become Canada’s most devastating rock slide and the quiet little community of Hillcrest Mines would become known as Canada’s worst mining disaster; both within a minutes’ drive of each other. In 1902, Charles Hill, fondly known as “Chippy”,… Read More ›
From Rum Runners to Shoot-outs, exploring the cultural heritage of The Crowsnest Pass in Southern Alberta…Part 3 of 5…
The spectacle of The Pass is the incredible rock slide that eerily covers both sides of Highway 3 as you head west into BC. Like other mining communities, Frank started off with all fanfare it deserved, considering this town would… Read More ›
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