Journey through Alberta, Canada

There are many cities and towns throughout Alberta that has a unique icon to symbolize their particular town and Alberta as a whole – Lets Travel through Alberta…

I know Alberta is not on everyone’s Bucket-list because truth to be told it is not on mine but since I call Alberta home at the moment, lets not rule it off just yet. Because we do have a lot to offer even though it is not the Grand Canyon, or Europe. But one can not and should not compare Travel Alberta to the rest of the world let alone the rest of Canada. Every destination has its perks.

There is history throughout Alberta, and I here show you below the type of history you can see  along with their unique Icons.

wabamun

The Largest Dragonfly made out of old airplane parts is located 50 minutes west of the city of Edmonton in the Village of Wabamun.

westlock

World’s Largest Tractor Weather Vane in the town of Westlock. It has a real 1942 Case Model D tractor with scalloped steel wheels sitting at the top. Individuals and local businesses volunteered their time and expenses to building the attraction which took a couple of years.

barrhead

Barrhead’s Blue Heron sometimes caught spotted along the local lakes shoreline. Named; “Aaron the Blue Heron” and built in 1984.

Fort Ass

Okay this is me being silly but really I could not resist… Really I did not have a choice.

fort ass icon

The Largest wheel and axe in the Hamlet of Fort Assiniboine, reflects the rich cultural heritage from when it was major trade and supply point during the Hudson’s Bay-era and during the Klondike Gold Rush.

mayorthorpe

Fallen Four Memorial Park in Mayorthrope was founded to honour the slain policemen.

The Tragedy occured on March 3, 2005 on the property of James Roszko. With Heckler & Kock 91, Roszko had shot and killed Royal Canadian Mounted Police Constables Peter Schiemann, Anthony Gordon, Lionide Johnston and Brock Myrol; the officers were executing a property seizure on the Farm. This was the worst one-day loss of life for the RCMP in 100 years. Numerous stolen vehicle parts and a Marijuana grow-op were found on the premises.

sangudo

Sun-dial symbolizing Sangudo. Also the home of the Sangudo Speed-way.

One thought on “Journey through Alberta, Canada

  1. I love roadside attractions like these, but I actually haven’t been to any of these towns in Alberta yet. Probably time for me to go on a road trip.

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