Camping in the Alberta Prairies

Historically, recreational camping can be traced back to a British travelling tailor by the name of Hiram Holding in the late 1800’s. Cunningham’s camp, near Douglas, Isle of Man, opened in 1894 and is noted as possibly being the first commercial campground. Fast forward 100 plus years. Is camping a thing of the past? For some, camping is a dirty word, connected to the ground that for some, they just can’t seem to fathom or sleep on. But camping has come a long way. It provides benefits that are much needed, now more than ever. Nowadays, camping is the most economical, quickest and easiest leisure family getaway that can make you a whole new person, unlike any hotel vacation ever could. Disc

Time for a Rail Romance

Train travel from a bygone era was a truly romantic and lavish experience. For some it’s the “mystique” mixed with nostalgia. The romance of discovery. A shared experience. Passing scenery in the prairies, reminds us of a simpler place in time. A journey of the present, that takes us back to the past, is still a ticket to romance. Mercurial Train Murder Mysteries Perhaps one of the most famed romantic train experiences was the Orient Express. Some would say that it was made in-famously romantic thanks to Agatha Christie’s, Murder on the Orient Express. And what about the Trans Europe Express that ran between central and western Europe from 1957 through to 1995. Love, romance, murder. All of

Little Known Fun Facts about Ground Hog Day

First, what is a ground hog? A ground hog is a large rodent belonging to the ground squirrels known as marmots. They are also known as woodchucks or whistlepigs. In the US they are well known as Punxsutawney Phil. What’s all the Fuss About Well it seems that this folklore dates back over 200 years to 1887. Every February 2nd when our furry friend comes out of his burrow to predict the weather. If there is a shadow, there will be 6 more weeks of winter. No shadow, then Spring is arriving early. Fame and Hollywood For us here in Canada, we have named our Groundhog, Wiarton Willie. Where every year, Bruce County in Wiarton, Ontario, hold an annual festival. Many Canadians have used this date

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