Alberta is the sixth largest Province in Canada with a landscape encompassing prairies, desert, forests, badlands and mountains.
High Alpine meadows, like their near relatives prairie, desert and certain varieties of wetland, show us to consider the world from a fresh perspective, to open our eyes and take account of what we have in this beautiful province.
Grain transported across the prairie in trains with over 100 cars, a common site across the vast prairies.
In August the grain begins to turn it’s golden hue and ripen. It’s a beautiful view as the wind sweeps the plump heads in a smooth, peaceful rhythm.
Land forests are the coral reefs of the ocean of air.
A favourite Albertan pastime, Golf; with many beautifully manicured courses and abundant trees.
Fort Macleod was founded in 1874 with the arrival of the North West Mounted Police, led by Colonel James F. Macleod.
The New Farmhouse, a big difference from the homestead and early settlers 2 room houses.
The ripening grain fields that go on and on across the prairies.
Relaxed Albertans enjoying the mountain view.
Fresh baking and homemade mushroom soup. So many of the small towns have delicious baking daily.
A view from the top of the trail overlooking the mountains and streams.
Castle Mountain, in Banff National Park.
The pure, pine filled dry mountain air is the elixir of life. As we travel west we’ve crossed the prairie and move into the Rocky Mountains and on to British Columbia.