Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Eastern Ontario
With greatest frequency on TV, I see the Alberta commercial that focuses on heli-sking, and while beautiful, it is beyond the reaches of most. So, I think poorly of this heli-skiing commercial, but at lest is was better shot than the previous year home-video style of the Dinosaur Muesum and Golf in the Badlands.
This 3 minutes few is awesome, just as Alberta is. When we (wife and I) finished University, we did not go to Europe, but spent our time on Queen Charlotte Island and the Rockies-Praires.
The Praires get little attention, with people focuing on the "in-your-face" mountains. Which is unfortunate, for its beauty is in the vistas and sky. A favourite of ours is Sweetgrass PP.
You can hike some incredible views - high or into some awesome meadows. Go to Banff and hike up the huts for tea.
And the Bow River is up there with the best. I stated to friends years ago, the Bow's Raindbows fight like steelhead. If you live in or near Calgary, you are lucky to have the Bow there. (I have not been there in a decade now).
I am glad to see the 3 minute shows the great things - the plains, the hiking, and the activities you can do without having to rent a helicopter.
Queen Charlotte Islands and the sea was awesone, but for mountains, views and hiking, Alberta is great.