Touring Banff National Park – Day One – Banff Gondola

We had the chance to spend a couple of days touring Banff National Park in the beautiful mountains of Alberta. Our first day was spent riding the Banff Gondola up to the top of Sulphur Mountain where we took in the views and visited the site of a weather station building dating back to the early 20th century.

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A Visit to the Alberta Railway Museum

Neither of us have ever been to the Alberta Railway Museum in Edmonton, Alberta. With their last weekend of operation for the 2022 season being the Labour Day long weekend, we decided to take advantage of a rare Sunday off and drive up north and pay them a visit.

Recorded September 4, 2022
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Taking a Tour of Bella the Boler After a Summer of Use

It has now been a little over three months since we took the plunge an bought a vintage trailer, a 1978 Boler 1700. How have we adjusted to life in tight quarters? Do we regret our decision? If nothing else, we haven’t given you a tour of Bella the Boler since we settled in and started a new chapter in our camping adventures. Let’s take a tour and see how things look after a summer of use.

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Pumpkins After Dark – Calgary Edition (2021)

On Halloween 2021 we visited “Pumpkins After Dark” an artistic celebration of pumpkin carving. It marked the first time this event had come to Calgary. Since there was no point in publishing it after Halloween, I put the footage aside for almost a year before finally releasing it here for the first time.

The introduction to this video was recorded in November 2021. I expected to have this video go live on October 1, 2022 — just in time for Halloween. However, since the 2022 edition of Pumpkins After Dark was slated to open on the evening of September 22 at 8pm, I decided to change the publication date of this video to coincide with the opening of this year’s edition.

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Visiting Two Historic Buildings Slated for Demolition

We caught word that there were two historic buildings in southern Alberta slated to be demolished in the very near future. We did what any normal people would do, we made plans to spend the day driving around to see them — that is what normal people do, right?

Our total trip was nearly sixteen hours and we covered 722km. Given that this was our last chance to see these buildings before they disappear forever, I shot a lot of footage so this episode really needed to be split into two parts.

Part 1 (above) – Crowsnest Dance Hall

Part 2 (below) – Magrath Grain Elevator

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