This morning we left Edmonton for a 3-night road trip to Kananaskis, Waterton, and the Badlands. We took a scenic route to Kananaskis today, stopping at some interesting small towns along the way.
The first of these was Lacombe, a city of 12,000 just north of Red Deer. We took a walk through the historic downtown, appreciating the old timey buildings -- both buildings housing operational businesses and back-alley murals featuring the facades of shops and services from days gone by. We stopped by the Flatiron Building to have a look through its little museum.
|some of the many realistic murals|
We headed west on highway 12 through Bentley, a little prairie town complete with a saloon and grain elevators, then swung over to highway 22 (the "Cowboy Trail") to check out Sundre, a not particularly noteworthy small town.
|all the flavours|
We'll be heading into Canmore tomorrow!