As I mentioned in my post two weeks ago, I thought it'd be fun to highlight Alberta in a series of blog posts. My plan is to post something about Alberta every other week.
A Quick Geography Lesson: Alberta is a province, which is similar to a state in the United States. According to Wikipedia, Alberta is 661,190 square kilometres (255,290 square miles). This means Alberta is geographically almost three times larger than Great Britain, which Wikipedia says is 229,848 square kilometres (88,744 square miles). (We don't have nearly the same population though!) Alberta has the Rocky Mountains on the west and prairie lands on the east - so although it is landlocked, there is a lot of variety in the landscape.
Let's Start with The Rockies
Last year at about this time, my hubby and I went for a drive in Spray Valley Provincial Park, which we accessed by going south from Canmore. (I mentioned this outing in a blog post at the time.) This provincial park runs along the east boundary of Banff National Park and is apparently important for the grizzly bear population (oh my!). We didn't see any wildlife the day we went.
|We went to escape the city and take photos.|
Others went to ice fish. They had the lake to themselves.
|Very few animals or humans had been out on the snow|
yet, so it was pristine and beautiful.
Do you ice fish?