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North America » Canada » Alberta » Calgary July 15th 2017

On Friday Jul 15 we drove from Elk Island National Park to Calgary. This was one of the busiest highways we encountered. We camped on the outskirts of Calgary and took a shuttle into the Calgary Stampede for the chuck wagon races and evening entertainment show/fireworks. Jann Arden was the MC for the entertainment show. Due to the crazy crowds and traffic it took us 2 hours to get back to our campsite. The next day we decided to take the C-Train into the Stampede. We had tickets to the Rodeo. Finley loved it all but the bull riding was his favourite.There were over 140,000 on the Stampede grounds. The prime Minister was in attendance but kept a low profile. I got a couple of pictures of security on roof top with my camera zoom lens. ... read more
Finley Watching Chuckwagon Races
Budweiser Clydesdales
Chuckwagon Races

North America » Canada » Alberta » Calgary June 7th 2017

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North America » Canada » Alberta » Calgary May 20th 2017

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North America » Canada » Alberta » Calgary May 16th 2017

Travelling was a tad stressful. The Canadians did not recognise Kate's two attempts at applying for a VISA, so we travelled to Heathrow early to sort the problem. An enormous traffic jam outside Swindon added to the riding blood pressure!! A delightful BA lady spent 30 minutes sorting the problem out with the Canadian embassy, culminating with a smile and a nod. Our relief was compounded when the same lady upgraded us to business class, with access to the posh lounge and a bed on the plane😀 Needless to say the flight was a delight!! We got to our airport hotel and not the sack immediately!! What hits you about Calgary is the freshness of the air, there are no diesels here as it's too cold. After a substantive breakfast, including two coffee refills, we did ... read more

North America » Canada » Alberta » Calgary November 23rd 2016

Today We had our First Full Team Pre-Mission Trip Meeting and one of the Homework assignment from our previous get to know you meeting was to come up with some Fun Facts on Costa Rica in General: It was also a good Bonding Time and Planing for our bake sale and Bottle Drive in January We also talked about that everyone needs to get there TB shot as well as Hepatitis shots Rob had a Really Cool fun Exercise Folding a paper in different ways with your eyes close, it was interesting to see what everyone outlook was.... Looking forward to our next meeting on December 9th... read more

North America » Canada » Alberta » Calgary September 3rd 2016

Friday morning we were very sad to leave Clearwater, a real gem and a bargain at £35 a night. Onwards to Jasper National Park and a wander round the town for lunch. it was pretty busy with tourists, including at least 3 million Chinese/Japanese disgorged from the Rocky Mountaineer train. when we'd had enough of gift shops we moved south to the Icefields Parkway and used the National Parks ticket Sue Derrick gave us, thanks Sue, saved a wedge there. Seriously spectacular and rugged mountains on either side as we drove down to Sunwapta Falls Resort and our Friday and Saturday stopover. Lucky to get in as they had us booked for 26/9/16 rather than 26/8/16!! Its a motel about 35 miles down and as such it has a captive audience in the shop, bar and ... read more
Athabasca Glacier
Glacier explorer
Skywalk? No sweat.

North America » Canada » Alberta » Calgary August 20th 2016

Includes Information on: Edmonton, Fringe Festival, Roundtrip Fares, Car Rental, Time Traveled, Calgary, Excursions, Expenses, Lake Louise, Lussier Hot Springs, Invermere, Accomodations, and Lake Moraine. I've been flying with Delta for a little over a year. I remember in the first month of flying when I saw the Delta advertisement of Lake Moraine. It was on every seat monitor on the 757. I assumed the Lake was in Switzerland or somewhere foreign. Then after doing a google image search, I found out it was in Canada. On the same continent as me and I've never seen or heard of this beautiful majestic place. I listed it as #1 on my bucket list and researched how expensive it would be to go. In my initial research, I found that there aren't many places to stay near Banff ... read more
Fringe Festival
First Look at Lake Louise
Cabin in Invermere

North America » Canada » Alberta » Calgary July 26th 2016

url= To url= We were travelling with the Brewster Tour company which was the dominant company in this area. The next morning, we were met by an older driver Stewart who was a real character. There was a young 12yo girl travelling with her grandparents and an old neighbourhood friend. The bus driver bantered with the confident little girl who reacted so well. It reminded of our Gemma who would have loved being on the bus, chatting to the driver. Stewart was full of information and a fantastic person to travel with. We were ready for another full day of stunning scenery and exciting experiences. ... read more
Calgary Tower (3)
First Nation Stoney Casino (11)
Helecopter ride north of Calgary (32)

North America » Canada » Alberta » Calgary July 25th 2016

Geo: 51.0451, -114.063Today was our last day. We left beautiful Lake Louise and headed to Calgary. Went back to Banff to ride the gondola....beautiful views and a tour of the city. After lunch we took a helicopter ride (our last stop before arriving in Calgary). It was my first ride in a helicopter and it was a little scary; but, with Bob as the co pilot, I felt safe. The views were astounding and I only got a little nervous going over the mountain. It's interesting to see how the landscape flattens as we leave the Rockies behind and head for Calgary. We are staying at Hotel Arts in downtown Calgary. Very interesting decor and nice room. After dinner, we walked to the Calgary tower, approximately 572 feet up. Views that look over the entire city. ... read more
Views from the Gondola
Views from the Gondola
Views from the Gondola

North America » Canada » Alberta » Calgary July 16th 2016

16 Jul 2016: today's events begin with a walk among the numerous exhibits in the park. We favored the Agriculture exhibits, especially since they were indoors and we like animals. Once again, the rain came down on schedule, just as we entered the park. It was a little less intense and of shorter duration. I found myself becoming easily annoyed about certain crowd behaviors. For example, there was a very elaborate sculpture of a herd of horses crossing a river. In this case the "water" was concrete and only the upper half of the horses were visible. I wanted to take pictures but everyone was posing next to or on the sculptures and little children were climbing on them. I didn't want all these strangers in my picture. They should take the shot and get out ... read more
CWR4 At the backstretch
CWR6 It's a little muddy out here
CWR12 Another close one

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