My #ExploreAlberta Bucket List

view from a canoe on Lake Louise

When you move to a new place, you tend to be more excited about discovering it than people who have lived there forever.

Think about how you explore a city when you’re a tourist. You delve deep into the history and highlights of the place. Locals, treat it like their home, get in a routine, and are less likely to go out and really experience and appreciate what their city is about.

Since moving to Calgary in December 2009, I’ve been excited to wander around not only the city, but my new home province. All you have to do is take 2 minutes to watch one of Tourism Alberta‘s Remember to Breathe videos to understand how much there is to do here.

Here’s an inventory of the things I’ve done and want to doMy Alberta Bucket List:

Climb Ha Ling Peak     Hike Above Peyto Lake    Visit Bar U Ranch     Camp at Waterton National Park     See the Larch Trees in Fall     Hike to the Lake Agnes Tea House     Have ice cream at Mackay’s in Cochrance     Camp at Cypress Hills     Visit Drumheller     Ride the bobsleigh     Eat some prairie oysters  Hike To The Plain Of Six Glaciers  Climb the trail to Sulphur Mountain     Camp at Two Jack Lake     Ride a mechanical bull     Own a cowboy hat     Mountain bike in K Country     Take a picture at Picture Butte     Visit Head-Smashed-In-Buffalo-Jump   Hike Mount Yamnuska   Paddle a canoe at Lake Louise     Eat Taber corn     Walk on the Columbia Icefield     Hike above the tree line in the Rockies     Take the Highwood Pass     Cycle to Bragg Creek     Buy a share of a cow     Hike and camp in the backcountry     Golf at Kananaskis     Visit Spray Lakes     Camp at Dinosaur Provincial Park     Watch the Chuckwagons at the Stampede     Have some shooters at Cowboys     Wander West Edmonton Mall     Water ski at Sylvan Lake     See Lake Minnewanka     Ride a horse     Golf at Banff Springs     Two-Step at the Stampede     Visit Jasper     Watch show jumping at Spruce Meadows     Raft the Bow River     Go to the top of the Calgary Tower     visit Vulcan     Meet Jarome Iginla     Go to a Roughnecks game     Go to a Stamps game     Go to the Battle of Alberta [hockey] [football]     Skate on an outdoor rink     Have tea at Chateau Lake Louise     hike to Assiniboine Lodge

What should I add to the list?

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