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Big Hill Springs Provincial Park

Heading out to check out the foundation of a creamery which existed on the site back in the 1890s. Advertisements

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An Abandoned Picnic Shelter in the Woods

Exploring history doesn’t always mean seeking out the biggest sites or the most famous objects. In this video, we go out seeking an abandoned picnic shelter hidden in the woods of Kananaskis. Steps from the highway but hidden from view … Continue reading

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Sunshine Auto Camp

This weekend I learned about a place from Calgary’s past I had never heard of before — the Sunshine Auto Camp. Let’s dig a little into its history and see what we can learn about it.

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Grain Elevators of Milk River

With all three grain elevators in Milk River, Alberta currently undergoing demolition, it was time to get on the road and document these soon-to-be-gone giants of the skyline.

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Exploring Skunk Hollow, Alberta

Skunk Hollow was a town located west of Water Valley, Alberta near the location where Silver Creek flows into the Little Red Deer River. Continue reading

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The Badlanders

If you have been following us for any length of time, you know we are big fans of the National Film Board of Canada movie called “Every Saturday Night”. We have made special trips out to places like Garden Plain … Continue reading

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Route 66 Retrospective: Lessons Learned

With so many people planning their own Route 66 trips, I thought I would share a number of my random thoughts and lessons learned from our trip taken over sixteen days back in September and October last year. In my … Continue reading

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