Several weeks ago, I made a day trip to Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park. The park is located near the Alberta-Montana border, 42 km southeast of the town of Milk River. I grew up less than an hour and a half drive from the park but had never visited it until now.

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A River Never Sleeps

Visiting a river in winter is an experience unlike that of any other time of year. From a distance, a river blanketed in snow and ice may appear as if it is asleep in the season. Upon close examination, all is not as it seems.

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Art Exhibit – Crowsnest Pass Gallery

Due to the current health restrictions, the Crowsnest Pass Public Art Gallery is holding an online version of their annual No Particular Topic exhibition. The exhibit runs January 24 – February 21, 2021. Click on the link below to see all the artwork on display.

No Particular Topic Online Exhibit

One of my photographs, Crowsnest Pass Alberta – Your Adventures Await, will be on display. More information on this photograph can be seen on the Exhibits page of my website.

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Christmas 2020

It’s going to be a different Christmas this year, to be sure. Things will be a lot quieter than what we are accustomed to. Most of us will be staying at home with members of our household. I suspect a lot of people will be celebrating Christmas dinner with their families over FaceTime, Skype, and Zoom. It’s a good thing Santa is immune to the pandemic and has been provided world-wide clearance to make his rounds, come Christmas Eve.

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Bellevue Street Art

Driving through Main Street in Bellevue, Crowsnest Pass doesn’t take long, usually less than a minute. It’s barely three blocks from one end to the other. For those who take the time to stop and wander about, there are some interesting pieces of artwork to enjoy.

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Late-Season Trout Fishing

Autumn is my favorite time of the year to go fishing on our local trout streams. After Labor Day, there are fewer anglers on these waters. By the end of September or early October, you can often have the river to yourself.

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Harvest of Memories Gala and Fundraiser

Late September is usually the time of year where a lot of folks enjoy attending the annual Harvest of Memories Gala and Fundraiser in Crowsnest Pass. This event raises funds crucial for the operation of the Crowsnest Museum. Despite the cancellation of numerous events scheduled for Crowsnest Pass this year, due to COVID-19, the Harvest of Memories Gala will proceed “virtually” this Saturday (September 26), starting at 7:00 pm.

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Headwater Streams

One of the great things about fly-fishing for trout is that these fish often live in some of the most picturesque places you will ever visit. The headwaters of some of the trout streams in southwest Alberta are a good example of this.

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Waterton Lakes Fishing Revisited

In April, I posted an article here on the early history of fishing at Waterton Lakes National Park. As a result, I received a number of emails and messages from people whose families have ties to Waterton, dating to the days of John George “Kootenai” Brown. Their stories were very interesting and I thank them for sharing these with me.

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Beauvais Lake Birds – Part II

While visiting Beauvais Lake Provincial Park in late May, I watched a pair of red-necked grebes as they constructed a nest of twigs and aquatic vegetation in shallow water, along the western edge of the lake. It took the birds about a week to complete their nest. Over the next three weeks, I returned more than a half dozen times to photograph the grebes as they incubated their eggs.

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