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Crescent Falls
April 252017

Crescent falls is a spectacular two  level waterfall close to Nordegg on the Bighorn river.

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The Bullion pit | Likely BC

The Bullion Pit, was once called the’ Largest Hydraulic Placer Mine in the World.

This astonishing man-made gorge now stands as a silent tribute to man’s ability to move mountains and his tenacity in the hunt for Gold.

Located just 3 Miles downriver from the town of Likely BC, the Bullion Pit measures over 3 Kilometers in length, 800 feet wide and over 400 feet deep.   At its peak this legendary mine consisted of 35 building including a bunkhouse for 120 workers, a general store, a hospital, cook shack, blacksmith shop & stables. It was made up of 8 mining leases and over 446 acres of land on the west side of Quesnel River.  The mines boundaries extended 1.7 miles upriver from Quesnel Forks, an industrious stop on the Gold Rush trail.

 

 

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Moraine Lake… Banff’s gift to the world.

One of the most spectacular lake on earth, its unique blue colour is second to none. The colour is because of the refraction of light off the rock flour deposited in the lake year round. The view from the rock pile is one of the most photographed places in Canada. And with a view like that it is no surprise.  The valley of the 10 peaks is the mountains you see behind the lake. It is also refered as the twenty dollar view as it was on the back of the canadian 20 dollars in 1969 and 1979 versions.

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Three Valley Gap Ghost Town

3 Valley gap is a dream come true for Gordon and Ethel Bell. It is built to reconstruct the era around the gold rush.  There is so much old and interesting artifacts from days gone by.  Try to bring your Grandparent with you on this visit so they can relive their childhood. Come and explore! Click here for a few more Pictures of Three Mile Gap Ghost town.

 

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Chinese Stone Oven
March 102017

Bullion Ditch camp and Stone oven on the ditch road.

Here is a interesting stop if you are ever on the ditch road between Horsefly BC and Likely BC. It is an old stone oven that was built by the chinese miners in the 1890’s.  It was used to produce coke for the blacksmith’s that were working on constructing the ditch for the Bullion Pit.

For more pictures take a look at the Chinese Stone Oven

 

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If you love birds then you won’t want to miss this special place.

George Reifel Bird Sanctuary

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Morrin Alberta
March 102017

The Blooming Prairie also Known as Morrin.

Click here for our blog post and Pictures of Morrin’s Sod house and Park.

 

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Ram Falls in Alberta

If you are traveling up hwy 40 south of Nordegg, you have to stop and check out Ram falls.  It is a short hike with about 100 stairs to a lookout point.  With any luck you will see this falls Namesake.  The sheep around here are fairly common to see them….so have your camera ready! Click here for more info on Ram Falls and Ram Falls Campground.

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Quesnel Forks |  Cariboo Ghost Town

Quesnel forks(Quesnelle Forks, also simply known as “The Forks” or grandly known as “Quesnel City”) is located approximately 10 Km from the small town of Likely BC. Quesnel Forks was founded in 1860. It was a stopping point for the miners on the way over to Barkerville. That is until they built a road through Quesnel and bypassed the forks altogether. Spend the afternoon checking out the old Ghost town.  Imagine over 5000 people called this place home in the 1860s.  There is so much to do and see at this once thriving town. Here is a great youtube video on Quesnel forks.  Gold trails and Ghost towns Quesnel forks

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Loop Brook : Glacier National park

Learn a little bit about the railway and stretch your legs on this short hike through a bit of history.  Marvel at the engineering of the past century. The loops hike shows how the stone pillars helped the railroad gain some extra height by making a figure 8 to climb up the valley. Nice short hike , about 1 mile long. Click here to see pictures of the Loops Hike In Glacier National Park.

 

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Natural Bridge : Yoho National park

For centuries the water has eroded this rock to what we have today… a natural bridge crossing the powerful Kicking Horse River. Spend some time and explore this natural wonder!

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Burmis Tree
March 82017

Is the Burmis tree, the most photographed tree in Canada?

What could be more Iconic than the Burmis tree?  The Burmis tree is a Limber Pine (Pinus flexilis) down in the Crowsnest pass just a few minutes west of Lundbreck Falls or 10 min East of Frank’s Slide on highway #3.  You can’t miss it!  Located on the North side of the road, this old tree died in the late 70’s.  It is estimated to be anywhere from 600 to 750 years old.  Most people believe it is closer to the 700 year old mark.

 

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Rowley Alberta: A prairie Ghost town

Rowley came to be in the early 1910, Its population boomed to a few hundred by 1920. Now the town is a nice trip down memory lane.  During the summer the kids are hired to take tourists around and see the sites.  It is really a photographers dream! Here are some of the sights you can see in this historic town. Click here to see some pictures of Rowley, an alberta Ghost town.

 

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Deer Cave| Lang Cave | Gunung Mulu National Park| World Heritage Site| Sarawak Malaysia

Click here to read the blog for Deer Cave, Lang cave, In Gunung Mulu National Park.

 

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A very interesting hike to a DC-3 (Dakota) Plane Crash -1946

Click here to read about the hike to a dc-3 Dakota plane crash near Coleman Alberta.

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  • Crescent Falls

    Crescent Falls

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  • Bullion Pit | Cariboo hydraulic mine

    Bullion Pit | Cariboo hydraulic mine

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  • Moraine Lake in Banff National Park

    Moraine Lake in Banff National Park

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  • Three Valley Gap Ghosttown

    Three Valley Gap Ghosttown

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  • Chinese Stone Oven

    Chinese Stone Oven

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  • George Reifel Bird Sanctuary in Vancouver

    George Reifel Bird Sanctuary in Vancouver

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  • Morrin Alberta

    Morrin Alberta

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  • Ram Falls on Bighorn River

    Ram Falls on Bighorn River

    Hikes for kids, Points of interests, Waterfall

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  • Quesnel forks Ghost Town

    Quesnel forks Ghost Town

    Ghost town, Hikes for kids, Points of interests

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  • The Loops | Glacier National park

    The Loops | Glacier National park

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  • Natural Bridge in Yoho National park

    Natural Bridge in Yoho National park

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  • Burmis Tree

    Burmis Tree

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  • Rowley Alberta |A prairie Ghost town

    Rowley Alberta |A prairie Ghost town

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  • Deer Cave and Lang Cave hike in Gunung Mulu National Park

    Deer Cave and Lang Cave hike in Gunung Mulu National Park

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  • Coleman Alberta Plane Crash Hike

    Coleman Alberta Plane Crash Hike

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