Visiting Alberta’s Dinosaur Provincial Park: Tips from a Local

The province of Alberta, Canada has a number of gems that involve going off the beaten path, and on the Prairies few are more unexpected and magnificent than Dinosaur Provincial Park.  After driving across seemingly endless prairie, regardless of which direction you come, all of a sudden a majestic, rugged valley opens up with a … Continue reading Visiting Alberta’s Dinosaur Provincial Park: Tips from a Local

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An Albertan Visits Montréal

In another post, I expressed how a visit to Ottawa over the course of a few days during a vacation impacted my perspective as an Albertan.  During that same vacation, in July 2018, my wife and I decided to have our family spend three days and two nights in Montréal since it is only a … Continue reading An Albertan Visits Montréal

A Stranger in His Native Land: An Albertan Visits Ottawa

Only those of you who have also lived their entire lives in Alberta can probably relate to this, but the mere mention of the word "Ottawa" can conjure up a range of emotions.  To my parent's generation, Ottawa (Canada's federal capital) represented an all-out assault on the achievements and aspirations of Alberta and Albertans.  They … Continue reading A Stranger in His Native Land: An Albertan Visits Ottawa

Sorry Ric, but Distracted Driving is Here to Stay

It was recently announced that Alberta Transportation Minister Ric McIver is planning a review of Alberta's distracted driving legislation.  Part of that includes the possibility of a driver losing demerits if caught breaking this law. This particular Albertan has been frustrated with the impracticality of the idea of eliminating distracted driving before it even became … Continue reading Sorry Ric, but Distracted Driving is Here to Stay