Explore Alberta with GlobetrottingMama

Last week, I published an article with the Toronto Star featuring my family travel picks – from Cuba to Milan. My family loves visiting far-off lands and discovering the landmarks and cultural experiences a new country has to offer. But we do also love staying a little closer to home, and discovering what our country, Canada, has in this beautiful backyard.

One of our favourite family trips has been to Alberta, to explore not just the rugged countryside this province offers, but the communities of people. You can get up close with a real cowboy!

Here are 3 articles about Alberta, and I will be sharing another one with you this week!

Read about Canada’s badlands on National Geographic.

In the Tom Cochrane video for “Life Is a Highway,” the backdrop is a mix of towering, misshapen, ochre-colored rock (hoodoos) and endless grassy fields. The setting is the 35,000-square-mile region often referred to as the Canadian Badlands. The discovery of both coal and dinosaur bones in the late 1800s proved transformational. Nowhere on Earth is as rich in quantity and quality of the prehistoric creatures’ remains as the Badlands’ arid Dinosaur Provincial Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site where digs are still under way. KEEP READING.

Cameron shares his Calgary dig experience.

Hello! Today I am going to talk about my tour at the dig experience.  First Ethan and I ( and also my mom and dad ) walked for a while. KEEP READING.

Ethan shares his experience at Dinosaur Provincial Park.

In Patricia, Alberta, Mom, Dad, Cameron and I went to Dinosaur Provincial Park. At Dinosaur Provincial Park, I went on a bus tour, a hike and I camped there. During the hike, I started to learn about fossils. I learned that mudstone moves faster than sandstone and that wood can be a fossil. KEEP READING.

Have you ever travelled to Alberta? It is a province full of rich history, and destinations your family will love to explore.