Archive of posts tagged "alberta"

Last Chance Saloon, Wayne, Alberta

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt
Disclosure: Review — Our dinner was compliments of Tourism Alberta. Please review the Policy & Disclosure section for further information.

The Rosedeer Hotel opened 1913 in the dusty boomtown of Wayne, Alberta. Back then, the population swelled to over 2,500 but since the mines closed up in the 1950s it has dipped to just over two dozen. Over the last 30 years proprietor Fred Dayman, who bought the place from his mother (his uncle owning […]

Atlas Coal Mine, Drumheller, Alberta

Comments 6 by Rebecca Bollwitt
Disclosure: Review — Our group did the Tunnel Tour, which is $12 for individuals, compliments of Tourism Alberta. Please review the Policy & Disclosure section for further information.

Last week I was on a tour with travel media exploring the Alberta Badlands prior to the Go Media conference in Edmonton, hosted by the Canadian Tourism Commission. We started off with a whirlwind tour of Drumheller and one of our next stops was the Atlas Coal Mine. Since it closed three decades ago, this […]

Photos: Dinosaur Provincial Park Badlands

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I’m a West Coast girl, born and raised. My boots are muddy 10 months of the year, I can tell the difference between a spruce, cedar, or pine cone, and I know that while seaweed is smelly at low-tide, it’s delicious on a specialty hot dog. I’m used to damp, mossy, lush green coastal forests […]

Wild West Badlands Tours Alberta

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt
Disclosure: Review — Our tour with Wild West Badlands Tours was covered by Tourism Alberta. The regular cost of the tour we enjoyed is $40 per adult for the day. Please review the Policy & Disclosure section for further information.

I’m in Alberta for the next week on an excursion in the Badlands followed by a travel media conference in Edmonton. Yesterday our small group was picked up at the Calgary airport by Pat “The Bandlands Guy” Mulgrew of Wild West Badlands Tours and we began a whirlwind visit of this unique region. Wild West […]