Alberta’s Dinosaur Provincial Park is a UNESCO world heritage site located east of Calgary. It is known for its badlands topography and dinosaur fossils.
Like the Rocky Mountains and so many other attractions in Alberta, Dinosaur Provincial Park is a great place for natural landscape photography. It would be cool to view this park during various weather conditions, although the length of the drive prevents it from being a spur of the moment decision. Weather conditions, especially the best ones for photography, can change so rapidly.
Drumheller, which is actually a couple hours away, looks similar in places and is also known for dinosaurs.
I’d like to share my favourite photos from the visit. Enjoy!
Ribbon Creek Trail is an 8km trail west of Calgary in Kananaskis. I hiked it a while ago now, but forgot about the photos.
Here are a few of my favourite photos from the hike!
Lake Louise is always beautiful, but I am especially enjoying how the colours of fall are still now peering through snow. In fact, the snow made the trails up to the Lake Agnes Tea House too slippery, so I walked around the back instead along a trail I’ve never explored before.
St. Andrews, New Brunswick was recently recognized by USA Today as the top Canadian destination to visit. I thought it would be a great time to blog about my recent visit to the historic Van Horne Estate on Minister’s Island which is near St. Andrews.
You can only access Minister’s Island by driving across the ocean floor during low tide. As a result, the tourist site’s hours of operations vary daily. You can end up trapped on the island if you fail to return to the mainland before the tide comes in! Continue reading
Earlier this year, I had the chance to visit Toronto again. I explored the Yonge Street and Dundas Square area at nighttime, which I think is one of the busier areas of Toronto. Continue reading
Without a large body of water nearby, Kelowna is one of the areas where Calgarians go on vacation to experience a full waterfront, and the activities that go with it, including lounging on the beach. My summer visit this year was my very first. If you haven’t seen my post about Caldwell Heritage Farm in Kelowna, be sure to read it!
While on vacation in Kelowna, BC, I took a tour of the Caldwell Heritage Farm hosted by owner Kristi Caldwell. The farm was originally a rural acreage, and purchased by Kristi’s parents in the 1990’s with the intention of creating a place where they could live out their years through retirement. Sadly, this dream was unexpectedly cut short in the 2010’s, and the farm was passed on to Kristi.
Kristi and her husband James (who I also met on the tour) were enjoying an urban lifestyle in Vancouver, but they packed it up and moved to embrace farm living in Kelowna. Since then, they have expanded the farm’s operations to include chickens, a wedding venue, and a distillery.
The farm’s rustic tools and equipment offer a unique nostalgic look into what farming life was life in the past for many people. The Caldwell family actually still uses some of the “antique” equipment on display for their current operations, while other pieces are meant only as showpieces of personal significance.
You can read more about the farm’s story online or visit them in person if you’re in the Kelowna area. I hope you’ll enjoy my photos of the farm. Be sure to also read my other post from Kelowna and the Okanagan Valley.
I’ve been trying to explore the beautiful Rocky Mountains near Calgary this year more than ever before. I recently hiked the Ptarmigan Cirque in Kananaskis Country which is a short loop known for its beautiful views. The hardest part of the hike was the first half hour at the very beginning with a somewhat steep climb through the woods. After that, the hike is almost entirely level.
My pictures can only lend so much justice to the size and scale of the area, but you can see how small the other hikers are in my photos. The vast rocky landscape is quite a contrast when compared with other hikes I’ve done in Kananaskis Country. The weather was hard to judge as usual in the mountains, but it got especially cold as I headed further up to the tallest part of the cirque. The views were great of course and I do plan to return in the future. Continue reading