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 Bridges and Trails of Edmonton

Life in Edmonton

By: Jay Palter

The magnificent bridges and bicycle trails of Edmonton’s river valley
Edmonton’s river valley is by far its most compelling natural attraction and one of its best kept secrets – even among many of the city’s own residents.

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 The Mild West

Travel Alberta

Source: Dave and Deb at PlanetD portal

Alberta Cowboy Trail
The empty grasslands of the Rocky Mountain Foothills attracted migrants from the rowdy American West, for a time calling into question British colonial hold over what is now Alberta. The westward thrusts of the Canadian Pacific Railway and the North West Mounted Police tamed the settlers and staved off annexation by the expanding republic, but not before the cultural of the American cattleman was already firmly rooted.

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 Cycling in the Rockies

Top rides

Source: Canadian Cycling Magazine

Bike Travel – Where Road Meets Wilderness
The sign cautioned ‘it is unlawful to feed the animals’. I smiled to myself and wondered if I was committing a crime. I may not have been feeding the animals, but I was certainly baiting them. I was clearly the straggler in the herd, the easy kill, the wildebeest who crossed one river too many.

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 The wild rose loop

Travel Alberta

Source: Westworld

Rocky Mountains as a postcard feature
Yukon’s Dempster Highway, Cape Breton’s Cabot Trail, B.C.’s Duffey Lake Road: for Canadian motorcyclists, these are essential rides, requisite travel stickers on well-worn panniers.

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 Where the Prairies meet the Peaks

Travel Canada

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Unspoiled, Uncrowded, And Unbelievably Beautiful. This was our voyage to Waterton national park!
Several years ago, Vera and I decided to make the trip all the way south to USA border. It took me a long time to go back memory line and try to document this wonderfull trip through Alberta province and Western Canada, but here it is… finally.

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 Alberta Badlands

Travel Alberta

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Take a walk on the wild side
I’ve already spent a lot of time traveling around Alberta, because I love to explore new territories. I always wanted to experience Alberta like the locals do so one sunny day when we were both off work Vera and I decided to tour the Alberta. We left Edmonton early in the morning and choose the secondary Hwy #21 going south to an often overlooked destination: the Badlands.

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 Discovering Banff

Travel Alberta

By: Zdenko Kahlina

The Town of Banff, can be a destination in itself.
My wife and I went to Banff last spring just to spend one weekend away from the big city. I wanted to share our experience and our likes and dislikes (not many!) from our trip. Here goes…

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 Back in time – Fort Edmonton

Edmonton heritage

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Great place to spend the day and walk through time
Company in town? Looking for a great day of fun, learning and relaxation? Fort Edmonton is the place to go! I love Fort Edmonton. I truly do. It’s a fun, accessible place for people to learn about local history, and for families to spend time together.

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 Edmonton Touristy destination

Travel Alberta

By: Zdenko Kahlina

It’s time we learn to love our great capital city
I don’t know about you, but I’m getting tired of people having nothing good to say about the city that I’ve come to love, a city that has so much to offer and so much to see, from the farmer’s markets of downtown and Old Strathcona, to the endless pathways of the tranquil river valley. Edmonton, the rightful ‘City of Champions’ may need time to grow on you, but once it does, there’s no turning back.

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 Circle the Rockies

Travel Alberta

By: Zdenko Kahlina

The Canadian Rockies: Alberta’s tourist biggest attraction
When I was reminded about some of Alberta’s tourist biggest attractions this spring, I got myself thinking about what impressed me the most on travels here. I’ve been lucky as I managed to make many holiday trips and half a dozen working ones all over Alberta. But what about first-time visitors, or ones who’ve maybe driven the Trans Canada and had little time for much else? Here is one trip I think they should put on their must-do list.

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 Vacation under the stars

Travel Alberta

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Vacation under the stars – Camping in the Rockies!
Are you a Canadian who’s never seen their own country!? Do you hail from outside of Canada, and have always wanted to visit the great-white north!? There is nothing more Canadian than camping… sleeping in a tent, small van or a big RV… it is all about spending time around a campfire in the great outdoors.

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 Breathtaking sunsets in Tamarindo

Travel Costa Rica

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Traveling from Alajuela to Tamarindo
Vera and I left hotel ‘Vida Tropical’ in Alajuela in the morning. We packed our luggage in the car and left Alajuela without any rush. We had the whole day in front of us for the 245 km long road trip to our predetermined destination – small beach town of Tamarindo, on the Pacific Ocean.

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 Liberia horse parade

Travel Costa Rica

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Off the beaten path in Costa Rica: Liberia’s Fiestas Civicas
During our vacation in Costa Rica, to my utter joy Vera and I stumbled upon the Horse Parade in Liberia, Costa Rica. I always loved horses and to be able to watch them in a parade was awesome! At least 200 horses (and riders) were in attendance. These horses and their pretty rancheras gave me goose bumps!

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 Don’t drive in Edmonton!

Life in Edmonton

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Driving in Edmonton
Don’t drive here if you don’t have to. Edmonton and Calgary have the worst vehicle accident rates in the country. There are many explanations, but it all boils down to – people here are very bad drivers. This blog is meant to be a warning for the Edmonton tourists and visitors.

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 Best bike trails

Edmonton cycling

By: Lewis Kelly

World-class level mountain biking is here!
Warm weather is beginning to return to Edmonton at last, bringing with it the staggering array of festivals and concerts that make the city’s summers so remarkable. While our reputation as a summer festival mecca is deserved, there’s another warm-weather activity in Edmonton that happens at a world-class level: mountain biking.

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 Highway to Heaven

Travel Alberta

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Driving the Car from Calgary to Banff.
The drive from Calgary to Banff is just a feast for the eyes. There is nothing quite like watching the Rocky Mountains unfold in front of you as the light fades. I believe it is something everyone should witness at least once in their life.

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 The Art Gallery of Alberta

Edmonton attraction

By: Zdenko Kahlina

Happy Birthday, Art Gallery of Alberta (Edmonton)
 It’s been four years already. Rookie years indeed.  Edmonton downtown art gallery celebrates it’s fourth anniversary as core attraction. You brought in big-name headliners, who brought in the crowds.

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 Atlas Coal mine

Alberta History

Source: National Historic Site ‘Atlas Coal Mine’

National Historic Site the last coal mine in Drumheller, Alberta…the heart of the Canadian Badlands.
The Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site is famous for fascinating underground tours, train tours, and tipple tours. “Remember to breathe” at this authentic Drumheller attraction, where we tell true tales of mines and men.

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 There’s no place like home

Edmonton life

By: Terence Harding, Sarah O’Donnell

Why we moved to Edmonton and why we’ll stay.
Nearly 82,000 more people called Edmonton home in 2011 than in 2006, Statistics Canada says. Journal reporter Sarah O’Donnell and Metro reporter Terence Harding chatted with a few of those new arrivals about why they made the move and why they have stayed.

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 Kootenay Rockies a little piece of heaven

Travel Canada

By: Tracy McLaughlin

Wings over the Rockies to British Columbia
TAMARACK TRAIL, B.C. — You can almost hear angels sing as you climb any summit on trails near the resort town of Fernie in the Kootenay Mountains.

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