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Heading Up Towards Highwood Pass

4 of the Best Road Trips in Alberta

If you're looking for scenic road trips in Canada, head to Alberta. There's a huge range of landscapes to explore from the backroads of eastern Alberta with its endless fields of yellow canola swaying in the wind to the beauty of the hoodoos in Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park. Of course the grandest scenery of all is in the mountains, particularly along the Icefields Parkway.  Four road trips in Alberta described below showcase Alberta's diverse landscapes. Some…

It's Hoodoo Country As You Head Towards Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park

A 3 Day Canoe Trip on the Milk River in Alberta

The Milk River, named for its milky colour by Lewis and Clark back in 1805, flows north out of Montana into southern Alberta and then back into Montana again. Over its 1,173 kilometre length, there is a fantastic section that can easily be done as a 3 day canoe trip beginning in the town of Milk River, Alberta. Logistics for a canoe trip on the Milk River John and I rented a canoe from Ken…

Hoodoo Country In Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park

A Visit to Writing on Stone Provincial Park

If you want a history lesson that beats anything you've ever had in school, visit Writing on Stone Provincial Park in the southeast corner of Alberta (it's called Áísínai’pi by the Blackfoot, meaning where the writings are). But before you go, sign up online for a two hour rock art tour so you can see a large number of rock art paintings, most of which are 500 to 1000 years old.  In fact Writing on Stone Provincial Park boasts the…

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