Saunders, Alberta was a coal mining town found alongside the North Saskatchewan river between Rocky Mountain House and Nordegg. It is a popular place for hikers, adventurers, ghost town enthusiasts, and campers. It is found about 20km east of Kiska/Willson PLUZ.
Nestled in the Crowsness Pass area, there are the remains of the mining town of Lille, Alberta. If you are up for the moderate hike to access the former townsite, it is a beautiful trek across beautiful Alberta Rocky Mountain countryside. Lille is located within the Livingstone PLUZ. I made the hike up to LilleContinue reading “Exploring Alberta’s Ghost Towns: Lille”
If you happen to be planning a trip up to the Ya Ha Tinda Ranch area of the Bighorn Backcountry – there is an opportunity to slide down a natural waterslide right here in Alberta! The Scalp Creek Natural Waterslides are located along Scalp Creek on the Ya Ha Tinda ranch and they are a hidden gem only known about by a few. Of course they aren’t as large as the ones in the video above however the longest slide is a good 20ft into a natural pool of water at the bottom.
The Ya Ha Tinda Ranch is an operating ranch located in between the Upper Clearwater Ram PLUZ and Panther Corners PLUZ. It is owned and operated by Parks Canada (the federal government). It is the only horse ranch in Canada operated by Parks Canada. Note that the ranch is technically operated as a private ranch and is separate from the nearby National Parks.
If you follow the Crown Land Camping Alberta Facebook group at all you will find that Abraham Lake is definitely one of the more popular destinations in the Alberta Public Land Use Zones (PLUZ). The lake is located alongside several PLUZ including Kiska Willson PLUZ, Upper Clearwater/Ram PLUZ, and Job/Cline PLUZ (technically doesn’t have any shoreline but it is very close and overlooks the lake). The David Thompson Highway runs along the northern shore of the lake and offers some amazing views if it is more of a road trip that you are searching for!