Category Archives: Travel

Planning an Aurora Borealis Viewing Trip

For most people, a trip to see the Northern Lights is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and I’ve just posted an article about how to you make yours the best experience it can possibly be. It’s over at my Cruise Explorer’s World … Continue reading

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Driving from Hinton, Alberta, to Fort St. John, British Columbia

My plan for Wednesday was to drive from Hinton, Alberta, to Fort St. John, British Columbia, via Highways 40, 43 and the Alaska Highway. I was away from Hinton a few minutes after 05:00, and stopped briefly to get a … Continue reading

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Exploring Miette Hotsprings and Hinton, Alberta

Both my son and his wife were off work for my free day in Hinton, and they suggested Miette Hot Springs down in Jasper National Park as the main destination. Any hot springs sound good to me, particularly one high … Continue reading

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Driving the Icefields Parkway

I got home at noon yesterday (Friday), but the blog is still back on Monday, when I drove the Icefields Parkway (see map). One Icefields Parkway Web site summarizes the experience perfectly: “To travel the Icefields Parkway is to experience … Continue reading

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Driving from Calgary to the Icefields Parkway

I’m a couple of days behind in my posts now, as I knew would happen once I got into the Rockies where my days are long and there’s a lot I want to show you. I got away from Airdrie, … Continue reading

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Sleepless in Calgary

I hardly slept at all last night. I’ve been awake since 02:00, and at about 03:30, I decided to drive into Calgary to do some night photography. I took the quiet way into the city rather than the freeway – … Continue reading

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Honouring Bomber Command and Ancient Buffalo in Alberta

My objective for yesterday was to re-visit the Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site, 209 km south near Fort MacLeod, but I got sidetracked a bit as well Trying to work with my car’s navigation system was extremely frustrating – … Continue reading

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A Look at Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site, Alberta

While my daughter and her partner, and my grand-daughters were all at work or school, I went exploring to the north, to see a historic site that’s been on the must-see list for many years. Now it’s still on my … Continue reading

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Flying from Whitehorse to Calgary

On Wednesday, I made the 2 hour, 20 minute flight from Whitehorse to Calgary with Air North. The spur for the trip was to pick up a new car, but it was also a great chance to spend time with … Continue reading

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The End of Winter, the Start of Spring

This has felt like The Winter With No End – pretty well everyone’s been complaining about the weather the past couple of weeks in particular. Finally, though, Spring has arrived (and it looks like Summer is only days away). Last … Continue reading

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