Delegates from visitor information centres across the province attended a tour of the badlands on Sunday, September 14. Hosted by the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce, Canalta, and the Badlands Community Facility, the tour gave delegates insights that will help them promote the Canadian Badlands region to travellers.
From September 2 to 7, Albertans and cycling fans around the world were treated to some outstanding cycling at the 2014 Tour of Alberta. No one will forget Tom Dumoulin’s incredible performance, along with his team Giant – Shimano. In case you missed it, Tom took the Province of Alberta yellow leader’s jersey at the prologue and kept it all the way to stage 4, only to lose it to Daryl Impey of Orica – Greenedge on the last day. Here are some more highlights of the week from our files and friends on social media: Continue reading
Walkers, runners and cyclists are once again using the footbridge that crosses the Bow River between Fish Creek Provincial Park and the community of McKenzie. The bridge, severely damaged by the June 2013 flood, has been repaired and reopened this week.
On August 23 and 24, thousands of people participated in Alberta Open Farm Days across the province. Many shared their experiences with photos on Twitter and Facebook. Here are some highlights, for those who missed it and for those who want to relive the fun.
The fun started Saturday with 17 fabulous farm-to-table culinary events, and continued on Sunday at 61 open houses at farms and ranches across the province.
Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation has awarded grants totalling $431,000 to eight organizations around the province. Each of the organizations were awarded the grants based on their unique initiatives to help grow in tourism Alberta. Continue reading
Here’s some good news if you’re looking to get into Alberta’s tourist attraction market: The Alberta government is releasing three booklets that highlight tourism investment opportunities in Alberta’s Mighty Peace, Northwest and Southwest regions. The booklets are designed to encourage businesses and private sector developers to develop and invest in 32 tourism attractions over the next three years.
Katherine Cousineau and Laurie Chase work on rebuilding the Ribbon Creek trail.
As I’m driving in from Kananaskis Village to a section of the Ribbon Creek trail with four members of the Bow Valley Trail Crew, earnest chat fills the cab of the truck. Talk of pizza and ice cream, the enduring pleasures of the loaded poutine at Canmore’s La Belle Patate, segueing into descriptions of various aches and ailments, the typical outcome of two solid months at work on the trails. “All we talk about is food and pain,” they tell me. Continue reading
After suffering from muscle spasms during the final event of the Alberta Summer Games’ Octathlon, Luis Ventura is helped across the finish line by his competition.
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