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Tag: Uniquely Alberta

Alberta Prairie Excursions, Stettler

A whistle to start, slow moving wheels, beautiful countryside passes by at a slow pace — for train aficionados, the…

Black Diamond

Stop four on the Cool Little Town Tour is Black Diamond, known for it’s cute main street and interesting galleries,…

Longview and the Navajo Mug

Stop 3 (coffee) on the Cool Little Town Tour was Longview, known for being the home of Ian Tyson and…

Whistle Stop Cafe, High River

In the middle of High River… exactly when we were not expecting it, we discovered the rather unique Whistle Stop…

High River

Destination 2 on the Cool Little Town Tour was High River, known for the unique murals painted on buildings to…

Nanton

Unique in their own special ways, each town adds something special to your experience. This quote comes from the Cool…

Banff Springs Hotel

My two favourite hotels in Alberta are the Prince of Wales Hotel (Waterton Lakes) and the Banff Springs Hotel (Banff…

Sulpher Mountain, Banff National Park

Above is the meteorological observatory built in 1903 atop Sanson Peak on Sulpher Mountain (Banff National Park). Samson Peak was…

Banff National Park

It was a surprisingly nice day for spring in the Rockies. Previously it snowed, and the weather forecast looked bleak….

CornMaze, Lacombe

It started as a rather miserable day. The rain came down in relentless sheets and there was a bitterly cold…

Bathhouse, Atlas Coal Mine

La Niña’s favourite non-ghost story told at the Atlas Mine is set at the bathhouse windows (pictured above in the…

Lamps for Coal Miners

Going to the Altas Coal Mine brought back many stories from my childhood in Nova Scotia. The mines were damp…

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