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May 14, 2013 - Eh!!! … we made it to Canada!!!!

We crossed over into Canada after getting the skylight repairs done on the camper … took all of 45 minutes for the repairs with the right parts in hand … Western Trailer Sales in Havre treated us well … I’ll recommend them to anyone. Wild Horse Port of Entry into Canada is one of the little used ports … small, as you can see in the pic. Roads in Southern Alberta are flat out straight, as the pic shows, unless there are mountains or valleys to avoid. We spent the night in Tillebrook Provincial Park … a nice green oasis in this semi-arid part...

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Sep 25, 2007 - Golden - Brooks, Alberta

Another glorious sunny day! The scenery is breathtaking with the mountains of fresh snow and the golden coloured trees. This morning we cross over the Kicking Horse River, that was named by James Hector of the Palliser Expedition. They came across in the 1800's to find a suitable overland route for the fur trade. He was kicked by a horse, presumed dead and at his funeral woke up, much to the astonishment of his companions and the Indians who guided him. There has been a lot of improvements to the road in the last 5 years; a brand new bridge...

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Jul 19, 2007 - Dinosaurs, Badlands and Egypt!

Near Brooks, Alberta the prairie falls away into the strange and wonderful landscape of the Dinosaur Provincial Park. The park became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980, as it protects some of the most extensive dinosaur bone fields in the world. The landscape is strange but spectacular. You are surrounded by hoodoos, pinnacles and other bizarre landforms carved from rock layers deposited in an ancient lush, subtropical ecosystem. Over 40 species and almost 500 intact dinosaur skeletons have been uncovered in the 78-75 million year old...

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Aug 13, 2006 - Dinosaur Provincial Park, AB

Aug 13 - Dinosaur Provincial Park, AB OK, this isn't funny. I said the cooler temperature was a nice break from the heat, but this morning we woke up to 4C. Don't they know that it is still summer? The good news is we have crystal clear sunny skies, so I'm sure it will warm up quickly. A very pleasant drive from Fort MacLeod, through Lethbridge and then up Hwy 36 to Dinosaur Provincial Park. Patricia is the closest town (settlement). It really is in the middle of nowhere. The park is set up really well. You first enter up on the plain with...

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