Daily Archives: September 19, 2009

Putting the ‘Gary’ back into Calgary

Posted by on September 19, 2009

I’m in Canada now. I crossed the border next to Glacier National Park yesterday and stayed the night in the burgeoning metropolis of Fort MacLeod. Today I’ll hit up two World Heritage Sites nearby: Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump and Dinosaur Provincial Park. I should arrive in Calgary sometime on Saturday. I’ll be leaving Calgary and visiting Banff on Monday and should arrive in Vancouver on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Glacier was absolutely beautiful. It is probably my favorite national park in the US so far. The only thing that could have made it better was timing the time of day I was in certain parts of the park to improve the lighting.

The border crossing was a bit more involved than past crossings I’ve had into Canada. They made me get out of the car and asked me a bunch of questions, whereas in the past they would just wave me through. I haven’t been paying attention to the Canadian exchange rate, but it is up compared to what it was a few months ago. It is around US$0.93 to the Canadian Dollar.

My photos are starting to back up so I’ll need to take a break at some point to catch up. I hit a point in Glacier where I ran out of space on my memory cards so I had to pull out my laptop along the side of a mountain road just to get the photos off the camera and free up some space.

If you are in Calgary or Vancouver or any points in between and would like to meet up this week, please contact me. Email or a message on Facebook is probably the best way to get a hold of me.