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Tag: Uniquely Alberta

Dog Sledding, Canmore

Please, please, can we just go? I really really want to go dog sledding. This was from La Niña and…

Eamon’s Bungalow Camp

Way way back in the 40s and 50s, there was a movement called the Art Moderne movement, where sleek homes…

Wild Thyme Cafe, Nanton

Nanton is our coffee stop town when we’re out exploring Southern Alberta. In the space of one block in this…

Historic Downtown, Fort MacLeod

If you’ve seen the movies Brokeback Mountain or Passchendaele you may recognize some of the buildings from the main street…

Sod Roof, Fort MacLeod

High end log cabins with sod roofs are making a comeback in Alberta. Their earthen design are environmentally friendly, attractive,…

Union and Holy Cross Cemeteries, Fort MacLeod

On brushy, scraggy prairie set apart from the town of Fort MacLeod and hidden between a subdivision and a composting…

Fort MacLeod

The history of Fort MacLeod is a history that intertwines the Blackfoot, the Métis, Fur Traders, Whiskey Traders, and the…

Campfire Coffee

Thick, strong, and strangely aromatic, campfire coffee was the staple of many cattle drives in the prairies and is still…

The Percherons of Bar U

“These horse may be from the original Bar U Percheron line. Most horses in this part of Alberta have some…

Bar U Ranch

In the middle of the Cowboy Trail, about 15km outside Longview, Alberta, is the Bar U Ranch — one of…

The Cowboy Trail

From Mayerthorpe to Cardston, this is Alberta’s Cowboy Trail, so named after the 700km excursion that runs along the foothills…

Big Valley

The only stop on the Prairie Railway Excursions journey is Big Valley — a cute little town on the verge…

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