Nestled on the edge of the Rocky Mountains on the Alberta side, sat a tiny village which was not much more than a small shopping block and apartments that filled during ski season. Continue reading Kananaskis Village
I’m used to viewing the Rockies from the B.C. side or from the air, so heading west from Calgary, I couldn’t help be inspired by the giant slaps of rock. Continue reading Road trip to the Rockies
A thousand boats lay in wait for the on-slaught of tourists ready to embark along this muddy river in Tam Coc, just out of Ninh Binh. Continue reading Ngo Dong River boat ride
I hadn’t been up to the Calgary tower in over ten years and all I remembered was the transparent floor where people stood to take a selfie. Me, I wasn’t going to stand on that see-through floor as if I was floating on air. I didn’t need that sick feeling rushing through me from way up. Continue reading Over Calgary
There were other places further north I could have ventured, but without realising it until I reached the Rockies, I was suffering from flat-phobia. Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, shared by Saskatchewan and Alberta, didn’t cure it. While the forests, the hikes and the lookout were scenic, I hungered for higher mountains and taller trees. Continue reading Cypress Hills couldn’t cure my phobia
I compare Lake Louise to two locations in British Columbia, Stanley Park and Whistler. Continue reading Alberta’s Lake Louise
My daughter attended a wedding in Edmonton so I volunteered to drive her. I know, it was over a thousand kilometres one way, but it wasn’t long after I arrived in Canada, and I was keen to see some of the country.
On the way, we stopped in Jasper National Park Continue reading Alberta’s capital and beyond