With the free entrance to the National Parks for Canada 150 I’ve been trying to find other campgrounds around Alberta to camp at to avoid the crowds. We took the opportunity in late July to check out Castle Falls in southwestern Alberta.
After leaving Portland, we headed back east and stopped at Multnomah Falls. We accessed the falls via the historic highway, the parking area was jammed pack and it took a couple turns to find a spot. There is a larger lot along the interstate that looked to be easier to find a spot to park in.
We took a different (longer route) home from Vancouver and stopped off in Portland for a day. I had previously only driven through on my way to the coast a few years back, and am definitely hoping to be back soon.
A wedding brought us out to Vancouver a couple weeks ago, and we stayed downtown for a few days where I took the opportunity to capture the skyline from a higher vantage point.
We recently took a weekend camping trip to Tolman Bridge East (near Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park) in the Alberta Badlands. The campground is relatively quiet, located on on the banks of the Red Deer River – there is a gun range that operates to the west, but it’s not crazy distracting.
Sunset and Birdsong
We had the opportunity to visit the Cluny Fortified Village with the Alberta Archaeological Society this past weekend – it was also a chance for us to try tipi camping at the Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park. The archaeological site and museum are both located on the Siksika Reserve just outside of Calgary.
The G3 Storm watch went up saturday afternoon, with a good chance of aurora across the entire country! The only downside was that it doesn’t get dark until after 11pm in the spring months, so it was going to be a late night. I headed out early to Lake Minnewanka as it fills up quick with other people hoping to catch of the Northern Lights.