Waterton to Dawson Creek: Exploring Alberta
After starting off our Canadian experience right in Waterton National Park, we moved right on up the highway towards Calgary.
After a day in Calgary, taking care of some household needs, we moved on to Edmonton for a couple days. We stayed in Devon, about 42 kilometers from downtown Edmonton. A perfect base to check out the city, and the lil town there was pretty nice, too. It was on the Saskatchewan River, too!
We also got introduced to the infamous mosquitos and flies of the North, in large numbers! After getting nearly eaten alive the first night, we had to use bug spray. Not wanting to douse our bodies in deadly chemicals, we stuck with a simple dōTERRA essential oil blend called TerraShield in a leftover hand sanitizer bottle. Worked like a charm.
Over the next two days, we headed west through the plains and forests of Alberta towards the start of the Alaska highway, taking advantage of the longer daylight hours to drive further.
We made it to the official* beginning of the Alaska Highway, and grabbed a picture at the sign before heading up the highway a few km to an overnight stop at a campground. The next leg of the trip will be covered in my next blog post. I’m really enjoying the trip so far!