Tag Archives: Alberta

Alberta’s Birds of Prey Sanctuary, Coaldale

Harrier hawk
Harrier hawk – Photo courtesy: Bernard Dupont – wikimedia.org

There is something magnetic about birds of prey. When I read about a foundation that released injured birds into the wild once they recovered, I knew this was somewhere I wanted to explore. Continue reading Alberta’s Birds of Prey Sanctuary, Coaldale

Alberta’s Head-smashed-in buffalo jump

I think this site, west of Fort MacLeod, sealed my fate. I was doomed to journey around southern Alberta alone because after this excursion, my daughter thought up some reason or other not to join me on my explorations of her province. Continue reading Alberta’s Head-smashed-in buffalo jump

Calgary’s hidden reserves

Any city with a river weaving its way through its heart, is a plus for me. But after a while in Calgary, I needed more greenery.

Aspen, Weaselhead Environment Reserve, SW Calgary
Aspen, Weaselhead Environment Reserve, SW Calgary

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Alberta’s Drumheller – from dinosaurs to hoodoos

I made many trips to my neighbouring province, Alberta. It wasn’t that it was the most exciting province, although there were a few unique sites, but my daughter lives in Calgary.

Horsethief Canyon, close to Drumheller
Horsethief Canyon, close to Drumheller

One of the first places I was keen to explore was Drumheller, 135 kilometres north-east of Calgary. Continue reading Alberta’s Drumheller – from dinosaurs to hoodoos