Tagged With "Alberta"

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Bow Falls, Banff National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
Bow Falls, Banff National Park
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Royal Tyrell Museum, Drumheller

DrFumblefinger ·
Royal Tyrell Museum, Drumheller
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Sunset over Calgary, Alberta

DrFumblefinger ·
Sunset over Calgary, Alberta
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Calgary International Airport

DrFumblefinger ·
Calgary International Airport
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Calgary International Airport

DrFumblefinger ·
Calgary International Airport
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Broken ice on the Bow River, Alberta

DrFumblefinger ·
Broken ice on the Bow River, Alberta
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The prairies at dusk. Late fall, Alberta

DrFumblefinger ·
The prairies at dusk.  Late fall, Alberta
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Downtown Calgary during winter

DrFumblefinger ·
Downtown Calgary during winter
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Winter over the Alberta Prairies

DrFumblefinger ·
Winter over the Alberta Prairies
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Olympic Ski Jump, Calgary, Alberta

DrFumblefinger ·
Olympic Ski Jump, Calgary, Alberta
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day. September 6, 2013: Lake Louise, Banff National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
I've a great fondness for the Canadian Rockies, an area I think is one of the most beautiful in the world.  In an region of great natural beauty, Lake Louise stands out as a special place.  The lovely turquoise water, the backdrop...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 10, 2013: Banff and the Bow River Valley

PHeymont ·
The Canadian Rockies are noted for their jagged peaks, many of which are snow-capped even in summer. Much of the natural beauty of the area has been saved by their incorporation in a series of national and provincial parks, including Banff National...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 23, 2013: Sunset, Banff National Park, Alberta

DrFumblefinger ·
(Sunset over Mt. Rundle and Canmore, Banff National Park)  It's sweet to be in just the right place at just the right time!   The Canadian Rockies are known for their beautiful rugged peaks, hanging glaciers, turquoise lakes and...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 10, 2014: Rock Isle Lake, Sunshine Meadows, Alberta

DrFumblefinger ·
  Lonely Planet rates Sunshine Meadows as one of the greatest hiking destinations in Canada.  Unlike most of the Continental Divide, which is characterized by sharp ragged peaks, this region offers 100 square kilometers of fairly...
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Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump (That's really its name)

DrFumblefinger ·
  I like direct clear-spoken people, so you can see why Native American names appeal to me.  ” Head-smashed-in-buffalo jump ” was just that — a place buffalo were chased off a cliff and killed for food.  (An...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 22, 2014: Columbia Icefields, Alberta

Dr.Y ·
  Nestled in the Canadian Rockies, between the northwestern tip of Banff National Park and the southern end of Jasper National Park, is the Columbia Icefield. This is a large glaciated area astride the Continental Divide of North America which...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 27, 2014: No Kidding!

PHeymont ·
It seems like an odd point in the year to remember winter caution, but winter comes earlier some places than others. This reminder is on a series of stairs that go up and down an area of Sulphur Mountain, near Banff, Alberta. They connect the upper...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 26, 2014: West Edmonton Mall

Dr.Y ·
  The West Edmonton Mall , located in Edmonton, Alberta, is   regarded as   the largest shopping mall   in North America.  It   covers a gross area of about 490,000 m 2 (121 acres).  There are over 800 stores...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 23, 2014: Bow Glacier Falls, Banff National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
  Thousands have trekked great distances to find the origin of the Nile River in Africa.  A few weeks ago I made a similar but much more modest quest, namely to find the origin of Alberta's Bow River.  The Bow is the dominant river in...
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Gallery: The Colors of Summer

Dr.Y ·
Summer in Calgary is often jokingly dubbed as “two weeks long”.  However, the breezy mountain weather, warm days, cool nights and low humidity make summer here perhaps more enjoyable than anywhere else on earth! ...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 28, 2014: Elk, Banff, Alberta

Ottoman ·
    There are many things I love about summer, one of which is getting out into the sunshine, exploring, and getting close to nature...but not too close.    On a recent visit to Banff, my brother and I pulled into a parking lot for...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 25, 2014: Waterton National Park, Alberta

Dr.Y ·
Waterton National Park is situated in the southwestern part of Alberta, close to British Columbia and Montana, and shares a border with Glacier National Park in the United States.  The two parks together form an international Peace...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day. April 22, 2014: Alberta's Badlands

Dr.Y ·
Driving 1.5 hours northeast from Calgary over the prairies, the landscape changes suddenly from rolling grassland and grain crops to dramatically eroded hilly layered sedimentary rock formations.  These are Alberta's Badlands, a rough...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 12, 2014: Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, Alberta

DrFumblefinger ·
    One of the great things about living close to a large wilderness ecosystem is the chance to enjoy its wildlife.  That's especially true this time of year when the valleys have thawed and are green, but the mountains and high meadows...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 27, 2014: Grassi Lakes, Alberta

Dr.Y ·
    About a one hour drive west of Calgary using the TransCanada Highway, and near the town of    Canmore   and its Nordic centre, the incredibly beautiful Grassi Lakes are nestled between the   Ha Ling Peak...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 10, 2014. The Highest Highway in Canada

Dr.Y ·
    If you travel west from Calgary, Alberta on the TransCanada Highway, you'll see the Canadian Rockies growing ever larger during your entire journey.  It's an amazing sight! In less than an hour you're right in the heart of...
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Banff National Park: Hiking Johnson Lake

DrFumblefinger ·
Hiking (walking or tramping) for many of us is an important part of enjoying a destination.  The ability to get out and explore on foot in a natural or near natural environment, even if it's near a city, is good exercise, mentally cathartic and...
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An introduction to Alberta's Badlands: Hiking in Horseshoe Canyon

DrFumblefinger ·
Most of the hikes I've featured on TravelGumbo are in Alberta's Rocky Mountains, with good reason.  The scenery in these mountains is truly spectacular, the altitude not overly taxing, and the long summer days are usually dry and sunny.  But...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 16, 2014. "The beer guy", Canmore, Alberta

DrFumblefinger ·
  I like unpretentious people who let you know exactly where they stand and what they want.  Like the guy in our highlighted photo!  During my last visit to Canmore, I was enjoying a nice meal with my wife when this larger than life...
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Grizzly Paw Brewery and Restaurant, Canmore, Alberta

DrFumblefinger ·
Situated just south of Banff in the great Rocky Mountain town of Canmore, the Grizzly Paw Brewing Company and Restaurant is popular with locals and Albertans.  The pub opened in 1996 and has a cozy wooden interior, with several fireplaces, and a...
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A visit to Waterton National Park

Roderick Simpson ·
  Waterton Lakes National Park is in the extreme south-west of the province of Alberta and is contiguous with Glacier National Park in Montana.  It includes some of the most spectacular scenery in the Canadian Rockies,...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 4, 2015: Modern-day Cowboy

DrFumblefinger ·
  Thank God there are still cowboys in the world!  Tough, hard-working guys -- real men.   I came across this fellow I'll call "Roy" at the Bar U Ranch  in Alberta.  The Bar U is a Canadian Historic Site that every summer...
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Gasoline Alley: The World's Largest Collection of Gasoline Pumps

DrFumblefinger ·
  Little did I know when I moved to Calgary a few years ago that this city has one of the finest car museums in North America.  Situated in a 75,000 sq ft building known as "Gasoline Alley", within Heritage Park , is a collection donated by...
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