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Old 02-15-2018, 12:19 PM
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Default Neat Places To Visit In Our Backyard

Just read about a meteorite that sold for $275000 at auction. Made me think about the guys that collect bits from the Whitecourt impact site. That got me to thinking that a lot of folks don't know about it, let alone visit the site. It was just confirmed as an impact site in '08. I was going to add a link, but just google it, tons of info pops up about it.
There must be more unique spots off the beaten path around the province. Lets share a few...
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Old 02-15-2018, 12:48 PM
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T-bone steak cooked just the way you like it (cook it yourself) at the hotel in beautiful downtown Patricia Alberta.
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Old 02-15-2018, 01:26 PM
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One Island Lake which is actually in BC but very near the border, South of Dawson Creek, is said to have been created by a meteorite, not sure of this, but there are some football Brookies there and that is for sure.
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Old 02-15-2018, 06:29 PM
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Nice meteorite on Siksika
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Old 02-22-2018, 01:11 PM
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Manyberries, south of Medicine Hat, crazy cool place, ranchers horse shoes line the walls in the bar, dirt floor, a movie could be made out of that last there when the sage grouse was in season,
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Manyberries, south of Medicine Hat, crazy cool place, ranchers horse shoes line the walls in the bar, dirt floor, a movie could be made out of that last there when the sage grouse was in season,
And not far from there, Writing On Stone Provincial Park - https://www.albertaparks.ca/parks/so...g-on-stone-pp/
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Old 02-22-2018, 08:45 PM
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Come to the Crowsnest Pass area in Aug

You will not be disappointed.

I’ll send you a list of 10 jaw dropping adventures.
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Nice meteorite on Siksika
I've never heard of this... Do you have any info?
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Old 02-23-2018, 06:04 AM
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Take a drive on the gap road between Elkwater AB to Ft. Walsh SK. beautiful scenery lots of wildlife then take a step back in time with the Ft. Walsh tour

The Gap Road. To drive west on the Gap Road, which is also part of the Trans-Canada Trail, is a challenge in itself. The road has plenty of large rocks and potholes and, as a result, is bad enough that drivers have to go around 20 km an hour. It can take up to an hour and a half to get to Fort Walsh this way. However, the reward is a series of switchbacks featuring hairpin turns at angles much less than 90 degrees.

https://www.dominiquemillette.com/cypress-hills.html
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Old 02-23-2018, 06:14 AM
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^^^ and when you're in the neighbourhood, be sure to visit the Etzicom Historic Windmill Centre.
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