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Stop Being A Doormat | 3 Ways To Change The Situation.

Stop Being A Doormat | 3 Ways To Change The Situation.

By on Apr 25, 2017 in Inspiration & Musings by Natalie | 0 comments

Congratulations, you have earned a Big Brown Star! Wait …Brown Star? Don’t you mean Silver Star or Gold Star? No, I have the color correct.  I mean the big fat Hersey Kiss star you usually find decorating the inside of a pair of overly used undies.   This type of star is usually handed out by a highly respected family member or group.  Their opinion, colors an...

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Crescent Falls – Bighorn River Gorge

Crescent Falls – Bighorn River Gorge

By on Apr 25, 2017 in All Hikes, Campgrounds, Easy Hikes for Kids and Families, Points of interests | 0 comments

Crescent Falls previously known as Bighorn Falls Crescent falls is a spectacular two  level waterfall close to Nordegg on the Bighorn river.   This is not as much a hike as it is a point of interest stop.  In the winter you will have to park your vehicle at the top of the hill and hike down to the bottom. (approx 1/2 km) In summer you can drive it. There is a small...

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Rowley Alberta | A prairie Ghost town

Rowley Alberta | A prairie Ghost town

By on Apr 21, 2017 in History, Points of interests | 0 comments

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 find...

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Burmis Tree the most photographed tree in Canada

Burmis Tree the most photographed tree in Canada

By on Apr 21, 2017 in History, Points of interests | 0 comments

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...

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Hidden Falls | Ya Ha Tinda

Hidden Falls | Ya Ha Tinda

By on Apr 21, 2017 in Alberta Hikes, All Hikes, waterfalls | 0 comments

Hidden Falls near Ya Ha Tinda One of the must go to place in Ya Ha Tinda is Hidden falls.  We set off to see if we could find this hidden treasure. After many miles of hiking and a few failed attempts to cross the Red Deer River we finally came to a place to cross the river.  Now about 2 more kms of hiking we arrived the the mysterious place.  We could hear it but...

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The Loops | Loop Brook |Glacier National park

The Loops | Loop Brook |Glacier National park

By on Apr 21, 2017 in All Hikes, BC, Easy Hikes for Kids and Families, History | 0 comments

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...

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Quesnel forks | Cariboo Ghost Town

Quesnel forks | Cariboo Ghost Town

By on Apr 21, 2017 in BC, Campgrounds, History | 0 comments

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...

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Marble Canyon Hike|Kootenay National Park

Marble Canyon Hike|Kootenay National Park

By on Apr 21, 2017 in All Hikes, BC, Easy Hikes for Kids and Families | 0 comments

Marble Canyon | Kootenay National Park A nice short hike for a family. This spectacular hike is one that often goes unnoticed.  We drove past this one for years til we finally stopped in to take a look.  We were not disappointed.  Keep your eyes open for fossils on the hike. Remember if you find one….just take pictures and leave it for someone else to...

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Blackrock Mountain Lookout Hike Alberta

Blackrock Mountain Lookout Hike Alberta

By on Apr 21, 2017 in Alberta Hikes, All Hikes, History | 0 comments

Black Rock Mountain Lookout Hike near Nordegg Alberta Want to hike to an old forestry lookout?  Well this is the hike for you.  The Alberta Forest Service built a forest fire lookout on the summit in 1929 which was closed in 1952 and still stands to this day. This is not a easy hike, it seems like it is all uphill! After surviving the Trans Alta Road (very rough...

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