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Apr 09, - 4-minute read. Alberta is completely packed with the wild and wondrous, but some of these curiosities seem to exist only as rumour. You might hear whispers about an underwater town, or a passing reference to a museum dedicated to gopher holes, or—wait, is there really a merman in Banff?
It quickly became a thriving company town and, bywas bigger and busier and boozier, according to one Parks Canada history document than Banff. Bankhead is now a ghost town, and its crumbling remains are ripe for exploration and photography. Follow the 1. To get there, follow s for Lake Minnewanka and watch for the turn-off on your right. Back ina resort village called Minnewanka Landing was established near the shores of Lake Minnewankaa spot that has been used by humans for 10, years.
This new era of inhabitation began with a hotel in a spot that today is accessible only by boat—or scuba diving. Successive dams in andbuilt to provide power to the area, flooded the resort townsite, submerging and preserving everything, from nineteenth-century stoves and lanterns to wharves and building foundations, for the delight of scuba divers and any curious lake trout. Or you can always stay where the oxygen is plentiful on the Minnewanka Boat Tour. Finish up with a stroll through town to check out all the fire hydrants that are painted to look like gophers.
These rocks have called Alberta home for millions of years. As much as they look like they were dropped off by Martians, these massive red rocks, which are up to 2. Stroll past after dark to enjoy the vintage art at its best, and read the plaques for the history behind each. The legendary Burmis Tree has called this spot home for hundreds of years. The aged and twisted limber pine lived to be at least years old—and maybe as old as It only lost its last needles in and it has stood dead in the same spot ever since, cared for by locals and the subject of many photos and paintings.
Atlas Obscura writes that it might just be one of the most beloved dead trees in the world. The metre-wide wheel—older than Stonehenge and visible via satellite imagery—is in a special spot, says Grant Many He, cultural programmer at the Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park. He says it was likely the location of a buffalo pound and has long been a ceremonial site. Getting to the location is part of the adventure.
Expect bumpy dirt ro, plenty of grazing cattle and little help from your GPS. Brewster Travel Canada.
Lake Minnewanka Ghost Town Back ina resort village called Minnewanka Landing was established near the shores of Lake Minnewankaa spot that has been used by humans for 10, years. Jeff Bartlett photojbartlett.
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