Tag: Alberta

Travel Canada: Rocky Mountaineer Rail Journeys

Travel Canada: Rocky Mountaineer Rail Journeys

(This story was originally published in 2012 and has been updated to reflect changes in classes of service aboard the Rocky Mountaineer.)

Now that our “Travel Canada” series has completed its tour of British Columbia, it’s time to head to the Canadian Rockies and the gateway cities of Calgary and Edmonton which lie just to the east.

While you can drive or fly from B.C. to Alberta, think about taking the 21st century version of a 19th century mode of transportation: The train.

Two rail companies can carry you east: The Rocky Mountaineer, an excursion train that runs between British Columbia and Alberta, and Via Rail Canada, which offers coast-to-coast rail service.

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“Driving The Damned Road” – A Cinematic Essay

“Driving The Damned Road” – A Cinematic Essay

A scenic highway runs almost arrow-straight through the Canadian Rockies from Banff to Jasper. It’s the only practical way to travel quickly and easily through that mountainous region.

But should I have followed the advice of a “local” I call “The Cowboy” and shunned that road?

That’s the question posed by following short film which I produced and which aired last month on local TV in Marin County, just north of San Francisco.

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(For more about visiting this part of Canada, read our story, The Perfect Canadian Rocky Mountains Trip.)

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Travel Photo Thursday: Capturing A River

Travel Photo Thursday: Capturing A River

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(Randy Son of Robert Flickr)

Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink.”

That literary line of lament comes from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

The lament of a traveler trying to photograph a river might read:

Water water, everywhere, how to capture it, let me think.”

Here are three different ways I “captured” Sunwapta Falls in Jasper National Park.

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