Art Exhibit – Crowsnest Pass Gallery

The Crowsnest Pass Public Art Gallery will be holding its annual No Particular Topic exhibition later this month. The exhibit runs January 25 – February 23, 2020. The opening reception will be held Saturday, January 25 (1-3). This exhibit is always a great opportunity to view a wide variety of work by local artists.

One of my photographs, Bob Creek Limber Pine, will be on display. More information on this photograph can be seen on the Exhibits page of my website. If you will be traveling through Crowsnest Pass over the next few weeks, please take some time to stop in at the gallery. It’s always worth a visit. The gallery is located along Highway 3 in the town of Frank. Admission is free.

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Christmas in Crowsnest Pass

If you have been traveling around Crowsnest Pass lately, you have probably noticed some of the Christmas decorations on display in our communities. Some people have gone to great lengths to decorate their properties for the holidays, while others have taken a slightly different approach.

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Camera Buff

I like old cameras. I like the way they look and the mechanics that make them work. I have collected a few antique cameras in recent years and enjoy having them on display.

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Garage Sale Surprise

Several weeks ago, I stopped in at a garage sale at a local church near my home. The sale is held twice a year – once in spring and again in autumn. All of the items are donated. Nothing is priced, and if you find something you like, you simply make an offer. If it’s a reasonable amount, it’s yours.

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Crowsnest Fishing Holes – Part III

This is the conclusion of my post on Crowsnest River fishing holes. I’ll continue from Highway 507, upstream to Crowsnest Lake. At the bottom of the page, there is a link where you can download this article in its entirety.

Hwy. 507 Bridge – 2003
Angler: Kelly Thomas
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Crowsnest Fishing Holes – Part II

Home Run (Bedside Manor) – 1993
Angler: John Scott Black

In my last post, I talked of how some trout streams, including Alberta’s Crowsnest River, have had certain sections of their waters named by anglers. Sometimes, the names of these places become well known and are passed down from one generation to the next, while other names are forgotten over time. Below, is the continuation of Crowsnest Fishing Holes.

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Crowsnest Fishing Holes – Part I

It’s not unusual for popular trout streams to have stretches of their waters named by anglers. Alberta’s Bow River is a good example, with places like Must Be Nice, Policeman’s Flats, Far & Fine, and the Trico Hole.

The Crowsnest River also has stretches of water that have been named. Providing the anglers you are speaking with are familiar with these places, it’s a good way of letting them know where you were fishing, and which pool or run might have been productive – or not!

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Crowsnest Pass Art Exhibit

The Crowsnest Pass Public Art Gallery’s summer show, Into the Woods, opens on Saturday. The exhibition will feature a variety of works by local artists. Two of my photographs, Trees in Autumn and Walking Through the Woods, have been selected for display in the exhibit. More information about the show and these photographs can be seen in the Exhibits page of this website.

The art gallery is located right along Highway 3 in the town of Frank. The show runs from August 10 – September 8. Admission is free.

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Green Grass & Happy Trout

The recent rains we have been receiving in Crowsnest Pass have been very beneficial for the area. Not only have these rains been keeping everything lush and green, but they have also been good for our local trout streams. Water levels are holding up well on all of our rivers this summer. As a result, the fish are feisty, fat, and happy.

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Niagara of the Foothills

The picture above is of Lundbreck Falls, located on the Crowsnest River in southwest Alberta. It’s a vintage, hand-tinted photograph produced by the Gowen Sutton Company of Vancouver. The photograph was taken circa 1903 by the photography team of Marks and Buchanan, who operated a photo studio in the town of Frank, some 18 kilometers (12 miles) away. The title of the print is “Lundbreck Falls, Alberta – The Niagara of the Foothills.”

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