Tagged With "Alberta"

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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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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 27, 2015: Breaking the winter blues at the Calgary Zoo

Dr.Y ·
    Long winter blues with bad weather and nowhere to go?   Why not pay a visit to the Calgary Zoo?  Even in the cold hard winter weather in Alberta, you still can see Amur tigers out in the snow; Hippo Libi perform his back...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 28, 2015: Kinbrook Island Provincial Park

Dr.Y ·
  While visiting my daughter in Brooks this past weekend, I was impressed by the ocean-like waves I see in  Kinbrook Island Provincial Park , on Lake Newell! To see such a large lake with beach and ocean-like waves on the relatively dry...
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Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens, Lethbridge

DrFumblefinger ·
  I'm fond of visiting gardens and enjoy their beauty and tranquility.  This seems especially true of the Japanese Gardens I've visited, which combine the various elements -- carefully pruned trees and shrubs, flowing and still water, and...
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Signs of Banff

DrFumblefinger ·
A collection of colorful signs from the Rocky Mountain town of Banff, Alberta.
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October 8, 2017: Night Sky over Lac Des Arc, Alberta

Pierre Renault ·
Pierre Renault shares some lovely night shots of Lac Des Arc in Alberta, not far from the town of Canmore and the entrance to Banff National Park.
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October 7, 2017: Fall colors, Alberta

DrFumblefinger ·
A row of golden-leaf trees along a rural drive -- part of the foliage transformation of fall.
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August 10, 2017: Prairie Scenes, Alberta

Pierre Renault ·
Pierre Renault shares some summer scenes from the Alberta prairies.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 29, 2014: Fall colors in the Rockies

DrFumblefinger ·
  Depending on where I've lived, my favorite season varies somewhat, but in the Pacific Northwest and now Alberta, I'm very fond of early fall.  The weather (usually) is still pretty nice and generally it's dry.  The shortening days and...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 1, 2015 : Crowsnest Pass

DrFumblefinger ·
I love road trips through the mountains!  Among my favorite drives is to head south from Calgary, through the Rocky Mountains to British Columbia, then on to Idaho's panhandle.  The scenery is simply breathtaking mile-after-mile,...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 26, 2015: The Resilience of Life

Dr.Y ·
  These photos were taken on a chilly evening at a no name lake on the outskirts of the little Alberta town of Brooks.  We came across these Canada geese and their babies.  The mother goose shielding her young against the cold was...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 9, 2015: World's Richest Deposits of Dinosaur Bones, Dinosaur Provincial Park

Dr.Y ·
Here are some pictures I took during a recent visit to Dinosaur Provincial Park, which is located about a 3 hour drive east of Calgary, near the town of Brooks.  Arriving at the park is like stepping into another world.  It is said that the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 7, 2015: Remember those baby Canada geese?

Dr.Y ·
Anybody remember those baby Canadian Geese that we featured in May 26. 2015's Picture of the Day called, " The Resilience of Life ".  If not, here they are:      I have a follow-up to that photo I thought you might find...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 25, 2014: Fall colors at Upper Kananaskis Lake, Alberta

Dr.Y ·
  Fall is a special time of year in the mountains.  While the colors in the Canadian Rockies are not as varied as in eastern North America, it's still very lovely.  Here is some beautiful mountain lake scenery and a surprise...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 25, 2015: Young Pelicans, Brooks, Alberta.

Dr.Y ·
    Being among the largest birds of the world, pelicans can grow to a weight of 5-8 kg and a wingspan of 3 meters.  Some of them came to Alberta for nesting.  According the records, the most northerly pelican colony in the world...
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May 14, 2017: The Wise One

Pierre Renault ·
A close look at a sleepy owl, captured while driving around southern Alberta
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January 8, 2017: Muskrat Love

Pierre Renault ·
Muskrats photographed in a small lake on the Alberta prairies. Photographed by Pierre Renault.
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December 12, 2016: Percheron Horses, Alberta

DrFumblefinger ·
Percheron horses are a powerful and ancient horse, probably dating back to Roman times. Modern Percherons originated from Normandy. These horses live at the Bar U Ranch in Alberta and are descendants of these sturdy, hard-working animals.
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March 12, 2017: Prairie sunrise, Alberta

Pierre Renault ·
Pierre Renault shares a photo of a sunrise on the Alberta prairies on a cold winter morning.
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February 11, 2018: Winter Scenes

Pierre Renault ·
Today's featured Pic of the Day -- some winter scenes taken by Pierre Renault in southern Alberta.
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