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A mountain man finds a new pace in southern Alberta

Travel Alberta

Apr 09, 2018 - 1 minute read

Southern Alberta, at a slower pace.

Two distinct parks coax you to slow down for a few days. One lets you revel in the beauty of a meandering river and weirdly shaped rocks. The other finds you on top of a peak with incredible views. 

If you follow Alex Strohl on Instagram, you know he gets places. Like the Canadian Rockies in Alberta, where he’s been taking unforgettable photos for years. 

On this trip to Alberta, he found a new environment, and a new pace. Joined by his partner Andrea Dabene, the pair connected with Albertan A.V. Wakefield (and her dog Metsa) as they explored some of the lesser-known regions of southern Alberta.

First up was the serenity of Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park and a paddling trip down the Milk River, which cuts through the prairies alongside some otherworldly beautiful rock formations, which have attracted First Nation rock carvers for thousands of years. Some beautiful night-sky photography followed until the trio hit the road west.

At Waterton Lakes National Park, the group finds some new perspectives on hiking, the Rockies and the unique vantage points at the summit of a mountain -- something particularly poignant given how a wildfire changed the park only a few weeks after the visit.

More information about Waterton Lakes can be found here.

More information about Writing-on-Stone can be found here.

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