This photo is from the border of Canada and the United States in Coutts, Alberta. The Smugglers Saloon is a local restaurant and bar that takes you back in time. The cars outside are a blast from the past in themselves. It is open daily from 4:00 p.m. to closing (I'm guessing around midnight).
Check out their menu here!
This is a reflection of the Historic Lethbridge Firehall #1 in Lethbridge, Alberta. It boasts a large bell tower, arched, recessed windows, and a beautiful brick construction in an Italianate style. The reflection is on the Chancery Court of Lethbridge. Lethbridge Firehall #1 is the oldest and one of the finest brick fire halls. After it's construction from 1908-1909 it was the fire station, police station, and the Municipal Public Building.
The "!" August 19, 2016 photo of the day is also on this firehall. (View here)
This evening, in preparation for the Tour of Alberta 2016 Bike Race, there was a "Bike-in" movie at the Galt Gardens in downtown Lethbridge. They showed short films all based on bikes:
On Tuesday, August 30 at Crossings Shopping Centre there is a Family Cycling Day where you can meet some of the cyclists that will be in the race.
Some festival highlights for Thursday will be a kids' zone with bounce castles, balloon artists, and a BBQ, a bike valet, an art area with interactive, family art activities, exciting vendors, and a radio D.J. all day.
The Tour of Alberta is Canada's first and highest ranked professional road cycling stage race. It is held over 4 days (September 1-5) and will have approximately 120 bikers from across the world. The 5 stages of the race will be in Lethbridge, Olds and Kananaskis, Drayton Valley, and Edmonton. Check out the festivals in each of these locations to participate in the fun!
Check out their website, tourofalberta.ca for all the info!
Who doesn't love ice cream?! While we were down in Glacier National Park, we stopped in the village of Apgar to check it out and find some Huckleberry desserts! Huckleberries are plentiful in this area so local restaurants and stores use that as a big marketing tool. We stopped in at Eddie's Cafe & Mercantile for some Huckleberry ice cream and it was delicious!
Apgar village is on the shores of Lake McDonald. It's name derives from one of the original settlers of this area Milo Apgar. A few families built homes along the south shore intending to farm the area, but after that didn't provide many fruits and tourists started coming into the area they decided tourism was a better idea.
Below are a few more pictures I took while in Apgar
I know I've posted a photo of the High Level Bridge before but as we were having a fire down in Indian Battle Park below it last night, I couldn't help myself but take another picture with the beautiful sunset lighting that was glowing.
If you want more info about on the High Level Bridge, go to my August 2, 2016 Photo of the Day blog post!
Here's some info about Indian Battle Park. It is located in the Oldman River Valley. It has many picnic areas that can be booked or just walked into, Fort Whoop-Up Interpretive Centre, a nature centre, numerous playgrounds, fishing opportunities along the river, and kilometres upon kilometres of trails. It's a beautiful park to get out of the wind and enjoy the summer weather!
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