Saskatchewan’s Surprising Avonlea Badlands

  The Avonlea Badlands of southern Saskatchewan take you completely by surprise. There is little to prepare you for lies ahead as you walk across the gently undulating pasture. Then suddenly, the perfectly ordinary-looking pasture drops away, and you gaze below at an enchanting land of stone-capped hoodoos, weathered buttes, strange pillar formations, and eroded […]

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Saskatchewan’s Most Beautiful Waterfalls

Northern Saskatchewan’s wild rivers are home to many spectacularly beautiful waterfalls. Some are big and bold, taking your breath away as you stand on the brink or at the bottom and look up at the awesome power of thundering water. Others are more subtle – small, picture-perfect cataracts framed by the green boreal forest. What […]

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12 Photos to Put Namibia on Your Bucket List

When we think about places with magical landscapes, Namibia always springs to mind. For a photographer, a visit there is like dying and going to heaven. Some of the scenes are almost unreal, especially the colours. When we looked at photographs before our first trip to Namibia, we kept asking – are those colours for […]

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Exploring Saskatchewan’s Athabasca Sand Dunes

Athabasca Sand Dunes, northern Saskatchewan

The Athabasca Sand Dunes are, quite simply, our favourite place in the world. Stretching for about 100 kilometres along the south shore of Lake Athabasca in Saskatchewan’s far north, these are the largest dunes in Canada and the largest this far north anywhere in the world. But it’s not just size that makes them unique. […]

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Why Visit Dinosaur Provincial Park in the Fall

Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta.

Alberta’s Dinosaur Provincial Park is worth a visit anytime, but we think that fall is special for several reasons. The mostly open prairie of southeast Alberta can get a tad hot in summer, but September brings welcome relief from the heat while usually still remaining pleasantly warm. The park is so popular in summer that […]

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Lake Athbasca’s Spectacular North Shore – Part 2

Reed Bay, Lake Athabasca, Saskatchewan

In the last posting, we followed Lake Athabasca’s north shore as far as Lodge Bay. Now we’ll continue from Lodge Bay to the Oldman River, one of the most magnificent stretches. It’s only 30 kilometres in a straight line, but could be two or three times that length if you explore the many bays and […]

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