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Camping in Waterton

I just got back from Camping in Waterton Lakes National Park. It’s about as far South as you can go in Alberta. From our home in Edmonton it took about 5-6 hours to drive there.

Because I wanted to bring our bicycles with us, we took my boyfriend’s truck instead of my car. He doesn’t do well at staying awake during long trips and because it was my idea to go there, I was in charge of most of the driving. It was my first time driving the truck and it went fairly well. But I must say I much rather drive my car. There was one or two scary moments, one being where I cut off an 18-wheeler. But nothing major.

The first two days of the trip were windy and rainy. There were two or three deer that came and visited our campsite each day we were there. There were lots of warnings saying not to get too close because they can attack, but they seemed pretty tame. We also saw three bears during our stay in the park, thankfully never too close. I was actually hoping to see more but it was still pretty neat.

We got out and did some hiking despite the rain. On the third day it was sunny so we brought out the bikes, but for some reason about 5 minutes into the ride I felt sick and had to stop. All in all, it was a pretty fun trip. But I don’t think we will go again because it’s a long drive and we didn’t find as much to do as we were hoping.

Canada Day Camping Trip

We went camping this weekend for the long weekend. It was the first time I used my car for a camping trip and it was packed to the brim. For the total trip we went about 800km which is the most I’ve driven at one time. I drove about 3 hours at a time each day.

We saw a lot of wildlife on our trip. There was a family of skunks walking along the road. They were so cute! It was a mom and three or four babies. I tried to get a picture and video of them but it was too difficult since I was also driving. We saw a lot of deer and even one moose! There was also a family of pelicans living on the lake we were camping at which was cool. I never even realized that pelicans live in Alberta (or Canada for that matter) so it was neat seeing them swimming and flying around.

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Other than that it was a pretty low-key weekend. We spend most of our time fishing, driving, or just relaxing in the tent. The one bad part was we couldn’t really have a campfire because all the wood was wet and we couldn’t get it to light on fire.