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Adventures with a Google Trekker

Over 19 days, @brendanvanson and I traveled 5600km across our home province - Alberta - to photograph and film some of the less known travel destinations. We also carried a Google Trekker, capturing 360 degree images approximately 400 km of hiking trails. It was an exhausting month!

The project had 3 main focuses: 1. Dinosaur and fossil beds 2. Aboriginal historical sites 3. Scenic yet unknown hikes In the end, the landscapes stole our attention; however, we were both surprised at the diversity our home province holds outside of the famous national parks in the Canadian Rockies.

Our trip began in Medicine Hat, our basecamp for four days as we explored the southeast corner of Alberta. The destinations: Dinosaur, Cypress Hills, and Writing-on-Stone Provincial Parks, Red Rock Coulee, and Medicine Hat.

After beginning in the prairies, we ventured towards the Canadian Rockies. We spent time in both Crowsnest Pass and Canmore. Both are mountain paradises with far fewer visitors than the nearby national parks.

To wrap up the project, we headed north from Canmore two distinct regions: Grande Prairie and the David Thompson Wilderness

The trip was supported by @travelalberta, so make sure to check out #explorealberta to see more stunning images of My home province. The 360 views will be on Google in December.

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  • flipflops

    Looks amazing!!

  • PhotoJBartlett

    @flipflops thanks. It was a fun month!

  • nancyforde

    Just gorgeous. Look forward to visiting dinosaur sites with my dino-obsessed son sometime. By time he was three, he told everyone he wants to become a 'pa-wee-ento-wo-gist' 😉 Gorgeous shots. What a month!

  • PhotoJBartlett

    @nancyforde alberta is awesome for dinosaur stuff. 2 world class museums (drumheller and grande prairie) and multiple ways to visit dig sites. The best is dinosaur provincial park.

  • nancyforde

    Great! Will add it to the list. Cheers, Jeff

  • kapowder

    That. Looks uncomfortable. Cheers on a massive scale!

  • Casey_Erin

    Hi. My name is Casey😊

  • BennySetianto

    Hi, I'm Benny from Semarang-Indonesia. It's a coincidence that I've just watched a brad Pitt movie's called Allied which mentioned Medicine Hat. And here we are, I read that place again in your Steller hehehe

  • LucaPinto

    Great story! 👏🏻✨👏🏻✨

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