Welcome to My Website and Blog

Welcome to my photography website! The idea of creating this website and blog is something I’ve been thinking about and planning for quite some time. It’s funny how some things always take longer to complete than you expect, or hope. That was the case here, but at long last I’m glad to finally be able to launch my website.

I live in Crowsnest Pass, which is located in the scenic Rocky Mountains of southwest Alberta, Canada. The Municipality of Crowsnest Pass is made up of five communities, with a combined population of around 5,500. The towns of Bellevue, Hillcrest Mines, Frank, Blairmore, and Coleman, date to the early 1900s. If you like history, there’s lots of it here. It was the discovery of coal in the mid-1800s, followed by the completion of the Crow’s Nest Pass branch of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1898, and the subsequent opening of several coal mines in the area, that gave birth to the settlement and development of the Pass. Coal was King here for nearly a century, but it no longer presides over this corner of the province. Although there are rumblings of the possibility of the reopening of a local coal mine, the only ones currently operating in this area are located across the border, on the British Columbia side of the Pass. The last mine to operate in southwest Alberta closed in the early 1980s.

I’m happy to call Crowsnest Pass my home. It’s a great place to live, particularly if you like the outdoors. There are plenty of attractions here, and there’s certainly no shortage of things to do. Regardless of the time of year, there’s something here for everyone. Whether it’s photography, fishing, hiking, camping, mountain biking, golfing, skiing, or simply relaxing and taking in the clean, fresh air, while marvelling at all the magnificent scenery, it’s all here waiting for you.

I have always enjoyed photography, as much as fly-fishing. They have been a perfect match for me. What better place to take photographs than on a trout stream or lake? Anyone who has ever fished for trout knows they live in some of the most photogenic places on Earth. Obviously, this includes places like Crowsnest Pass.

Over the years, I have expanded my photographic endeavors to include all sorts of subjects, besides those related to my fishing exploits. In future posts, I’ll share some of these photos here. In the meantime, feel free to check out my work in the various galleries displayed on this website. If you have any questions, please contact me. Comments are welcome on my blog, too. Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon!

Vic Bergman

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