We took an amazing drive yesterday, travelling west on Highway 16, the Yellowhead, to Jasper, AB, with stops in between for business. Travelling south on the Maligne Lake road, we spotted a black bear grazing along the road. We went into Jasper Park Lodge in search of elk, they were lounging along the Athabasca River. Back to Jasper for a snack and a beverage, we then proceeded south on Highway 93, the Icefields Parkway. Travelling the Parkway is always an adventure, various waterfalls and elevation changes, once at the Columbia Icefields, we took a break for a few photos. It was very smoky from all the forest fires in the south. We then travelled east along Abraham Lake, with a quick stop for a couple photos at Crescent Falls. We then proceeded homeward via Nordegg, North on the Sunchild Road to Drayton Valley, then home to Calmar. A 14 hour tour but it was all worth it. COVID has curbed a lot of activities for many people, however, if you pack a lunch and some drinks, you can create your own entertainment. The nature of our company and the work we do, allows us to combine work and our photography on the same trips. By travelling the Backroads, you can social distance and still enjoy this beautiful province of Alberta.
Saturday, 19 September 2020
Monday, 7 September 2020
Sunday, 3 May 2020
It’s a great day in Alberta, the first rain of the season to freshen things up, get the grass and trees growing. We are still self isolating, only because we want to stay safe. It looks like the Province is going to open up a few services and golf courses, social distancing being the order of the day. It has been awhile since we have been out on a photo run so I have been recycling some oldies but goodies. Well folks, that’s about it for today, a fresh start blogging again will provoke more thoughts and writings.
at May 03, 2020
Monday, 17 December 2018
Thursday, 29 November 2018
I have posted this a few years ago, however thank you to Patti Evaskevich, we now have a photo with names of people on the platform. Thank you Patti for this photo.In 1911, the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway surveyed the route of their branch line from Bigger, Sk to Hemaruka, Ab. In 1912 the grade for the railroad was constructed to Loverna and the following summer the steel arrived. Along with the railroad arriving in the area, the town of Loverna sprang up, with restaurants, a Chinese laundry, a poolroom, and a lumber yard.
It was a grand celebration the day the steel was completed to Loverna, people were invited to drive some of the Last Spikes, as Loverna was the last station in Saskatchewan. That night, homesteaders from near and far gathered in the pool hall, they danced and celebrated. The line was completed to Hemaruka, Alberta in 1924.
Tuesday, 27 November 2018
Monday, 26 November 2018
We took an amazing drive yesterday, travelling west on Highway 16, the Yellowhead, to Jasper, AB, with stops in between for business. Trave...
Hauling the whole grain elevator. In October of 1925, the UGG Grain Company opened a re...
The old Grist Mill in the photo above is situated north of the town of Rowley, Alberta, it is missing the windmill that drove it and sat ...
Olive Parks, my Mom, she was about 3 or 4 in this photo. It would have been taken at my Grandparents farm south of Esther in the Hudson He...