Alberta

Ghost Towns of the Palliser Triangle

The Palliser Triangle is the driest part of the Canadian Prairies, constituting southeast Alberta and southwest Saskatchewan. Settled at the turn of the 20th century by farmers and ranchers, dozens of tiny villages sprung up to support them. While modern farming techniques have helped mitigate the hard times, the exodus of people from the Triangle has been steady for the past few decades, leaving numerous ghost towns listing in the wind.

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Tuesday, 14th June 2011

Canada’s Grand Railway Hotels – Part 3

With the expansion of Street View coverage in Canada, we can continue our exploration (see parts one & two) of historic Grand Railway Hotels. Travelling again from east to west, we begin in Winnipeg, location of the magnificent Fort Garry…

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Friday, 18th December 2009

Canada’s Grand Railway Hotels – Part 2

Thanks to last week’s launch of Google Street View in Canada, our Canadian correspondent Ian has been able to prepare a grand tour of Canada’s Railway Hotels, in 2 parts. Continuing our journey from east to west, looking at Canada’s…

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Tuesday, 13th October 2009

World’s Largest Cowboy Boots & Hat

There are a few contenders for the World’s Largest Cowboy Boots. The best claim perhaps belongs to this pair, which stands 12m tall, outside the North Star Mall in San Antonio, Texas. Tall as they are, they’re barely visible from…

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Thursday, 29th January 2009

Erratic Boulders

An erratic boulder is, simply enough, a piece of rock that doesn’t originate from the place where it is found. When these errant boulders are the size of houses however, they take a little more explaining. The city of White…

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Tuesday, 29th July 2008

Native American, Listening to an iPod

Just in case you missed this when it did the rounds in October, here’s some hills in Canada which seem to resemble… well, I’d be hard pushed not to admit that this does look an awful lot like a Native…

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Tuesday, 28th November 2006
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Sakura-jima (Volcano Week 7)

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Piton de la Fournaise (Volcano Week 7)

On the island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean, there are two volcanoes: Piton des Neiges has been inactive for…

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