Calgary, Alberta, Canada ~ Peace Bridge and Heritage Park

August 5th and 6th ~ Calgary, Canada

Gasoline pumps at Heritage Park Historical Village

We took our time driving to Calgary after a long day of dinosaur hunting and a late night at Wal-Mart. The drive was beautiful and we soaked up the scenery.  Continue reading

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Alberta, Canada ~ Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology

August 4th ~ Drumheller, Alberta

“Black Beauty” – an original T. rex ~ 67 million years, Crowsnest Pass, Alberta

We decided to tell about our day hunting dinosaurs in two parts – where they are found, and where they are on display. In case you missed the first part of the story, you can click here to read about how we spent our morning visiting the Badlands and the Dinosaur Provincial Park..

When we finished up our tour at the Dinosaur Park, we made ourselves a quick lunch and headed toward the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller so we could see more bones… Continue reading

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Alberta, Canada ~ Dinosaur Provincial Park

August 3 & 4th ~Dinosaur Provincial Park, Near Brooks, Alberta, Canada

Viewpoint overlooking the Badlands, Dinosaur Provincial Park

The dinosaur story is best told in two parts – where they have been found (Dinosaur Provincial Park), and where they are displayed (Royal Tyrrell Museum). The two places are located about a 2 to 2.5 hour drive from one another. We decided to start just outside of Brooks, Alberta where Dinosaur Provincial Park is located.  Continue reading

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Fort Macleod ~ North West Mounted Police and First Nations Interpretive Center

August 3rd ~ Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada

The Fort

Fort Macleod is one of those rough and tumble kind of towns where you want to drive slowly down one street after another just to admire the old architecture and get the flavor of an era long gone.  Continue reading

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Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

August 2nd ~ Near Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Site

EDITORS NOTE: The contents of this post are rather graphic as native buffalo hunting methods are described. I am not attempting to justify or condone the ancient ways, but to simply report what we learned/observed at this fascinating place.  Continue reading

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Remington Carriage Museum ~ Have you ever had a museum all to yourself?

August 1st ~ Cardston, Alberta, Canada

Piano Box Buggy

Remington Carriage Museum

Finding the largest collection of horse-drawn carriages in North America in the tiny town of Cardston (Alberta, Canada), with a population of just over 3500, is not what one might expect.  Continue reading

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Waterton Lakes Village and Pincher Creek

July 30 and 31st ~ Waterton Lakes and Pincher Creek

Driving near Lower Waterton Lake

Time to explore more of the surrounding area, so we loaded into the car and headed toward Pincher Creek. Suddenly we noticed cars stopped in the road. A young bear was moving off into the bushes. I was too late to capture much of a shot, but Karen managed to get this one.  Continue reading

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Waterton Lakes ~ Looking for a Moose and Cameron Lake

July 29th ~ Cameron Lake

Cameron Lake in early light

The kind lady at the Visitors Center had given us her best recommendations for where we might possibly find a moose. She also stressed that early mornings and late evenings were the best time to go on a hunt.  Continue reading

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Canada ~ Waterton Lakes National Park, Red Rock Canyon, Blackiston Falls and Poisonous Plants

July 27th and 28th ~ Waterton Lakes National Park

Red Rock Canyon

I kind of left you hanging on whether or not we got our chosen campsite at our first stop-over in Canada. We all got up bright and early on the 27th. Karen and I left Chewing Black Bones at 7:00 in our tow vehicle, Jethro, to make a hasty one hour drive into Canada hoping we could get one of the non-reservation sites at Townsite RV Park and Campground.  Continue reading

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Glacier National Park ~ St Mary, Going-to-the-Sun Road and Waterton Lake Preview

July 25th ~ Completed the Going-to-the-Sun Road

Wild Goose Island in St Mary Lake

We only had one day left in Glacier National Park and wanted to complete the Going-to-the-Sun Road. Earlier on the trip we had driven from Apgar to Logan Pass and then taken the shuttle from there to the stop for Mary Falls. That left the dozen miles from Mary Falls to St Mary to see it through.  Continue reading

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