#ExploreNWAB

 

#ExploreNWAB

Alberta’s North West is big. Big country, big skies, big rivers, and big dinosaur bone beds. Up here, escape into lush landscapes, shimmering lakes and raging rivers. There are campgrounds, accommodations and lots of restaurants to fuel your entire day while you #ExploreNWAB.

The MD of Greenview, Grande Cache, Grande Prairie, Hinton, and the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum invite you to be part of the north west. Roam through the mountains, wander the hiking trails in Willmore Wilderness Park, raft the massive Sulphur River under towering cliffs, visit the communities and just maybe be a dinosaur hunter for the day. Pipestone Creek Dinosaur bed is one of the densest fossil sites in the world and its yours to discover. Bring your friends, there is plenty of space for all of you. It’s time to #ExploreNWAB

For those of us farther away, use these #ExploreNWAB stories to inspire your future adventures - these places are worth the wait if you can’t visit in 2020. (those dinosaurs have waited this long; they will wait another year!)

We encourage you to share any of our stories below. Explore what’s possible via ZenSeekers videos and stories to #ExploreNWAB this summer. ROAR!

Learn more on what each of these communities has in store:

Bike Hinton

Hinton

MD Greenview

Grande Cache

Grande Prairie

Philip J. Curry Dinosaur Museum

Over the past few years, we @ZenSeekers have been working with Travel Alberta and our destination partners to generate engaging video, editorial and photo content celebrating the region, built to remind you how good life is in North Western Alberta.

Stories

On a normal summer day, enjoying his passion for dinosaur fossil hunting in the valleys and river bottoms of the Pipestone Creek near Grande Prairie in 1974, Al Lakusta unearthed something that would transform the landscape of paleontology in Alberta. His discovery of one of the most massive fossil beds would put the Peace Region in northwestern Alberta on the dinosaur map.

Nestled below the towering peaks of Alberta’s Northern Rockies amid the rolling foothills, you will find the town of Hinton. Surrounded by dense forest, endless lakes and powerful rivers upon the traditional territory of the local Indigenous First Nations, the region holds mesmerizing beauty.

As someone who lives in an area known for mountain biking, I didn’t know what to expect when I arrived in Hinton to ride the local trails. As a passionate rider, I love exploring new trails and seeing how communities have been embracing the sport. Well, after my visit, I can tell you that this town on the edge of the Northern Rockies has the mountain bike scene dialed and then some.

Years ago, I recall driving through Grande Cache on Highway 40 and loving the thick forests as I passed by. But I didn’t really know what was waiting to be discovered just out of view.

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