There was sun, fun, rain, smoke and wind, but in the end the summer of 2018 was awesome in David Thompson Country!  Here are a few of our favorite pictures that people have shared while in DTCountry this summer.

  1. A rainbow to remember while hiking near Nordegg.

Has anyone ever stood right in a rainbow? . . . . . . . . #rei1440project #liveoutthere #mountains #backpacking #rockymountains #clearwatercounty #nordegg #awesomeearthpix #roamtheearth #planetearth #dowhatyoulove #vagabond #wanderlust #thegreatoutdoors #canada #albertaparks #abrahamlake #cangeo #buffcanada #wildernessculture #lifeofadventure #liveoutdoors #makemoments #stayandwander #lovelifeoutside #photographers #nikon #rainbows #adventuresincanada #photosofcanada

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2. Rafting the North Saskatchewan River with the team from the Goldeye Centre near Nordegg.

Thanks @tiffanyjanefern and everyone who came, for an awesome birthday trip down the North Saskatchewan river. #whitewaterrafting #happycanadaday🇨🇦 #goldeyemagic #dtcountry #nordegglife #travelalberta

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3.  Enjoying the mountain experience from a horse riding point of view with JKL Trail Rides.

From the back of a horse the mountains and rivers look so promising:) Come ride with us at JKL Trail Rides. #jkltrailrides #davidthompsoncountry #rockymountainhouse #mountains

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4.  Viewing Abraham Lake from a hike above.

Rain or shine or snow…hail… happy birthday canada #nordegg #davidthompsoncountry #mountains #hike #explorealberta #explorecanada #paradisecanada #travelalberta #canadaday#nikonca #canadaday #canadalife #imagesofcanada

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5. Looking at the mountains from Ride The Wind Ranch B&B near Rocky Mountain House.

"spring in Alberta from my living room window" #ridethewindranch #albertacanada🇨🇦 #lilac #painthorses #viewtotherockies #dtcountry

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6. Hiking Vision Quest west of Nordegg looking at Abraham Lake.

Always survey your accomplishment before cracking that summit beer. 🏔🍺 . . . . . #visionquest #alltrails #hikealberta #hike365 #clearwatercounty #abrahamlake #nordegg #dtcountry #ablertaparks #mtnchicks #albertaadventuregirls #womenwhoexplore #explorealberta #theladyalliance #womeninthewild #optoutside #outdoorwomen

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7. Building Inukshuks at Crescent Falls near Nordegg.

On my list to get back to Crescent Falls this week #crescentfalls #nordegg #nordegglife #dtcountry #bighornbackcountry #davidthompsonhighway #travelalberta #explorealberta

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8. Canoeing the North Saskatchewan River near Rocky Mountain House with HeLa Ventures.

Repost from @kentandleanne – Great Last Week of Work to head into Summer. #paddlecanada #dtcountry

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9. Watching the not-so-dark skies on Abraham Lake west of Nordegg.

A Perfect Orbit ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• “It’s not our universe giving meaning to us, it’s us giving meaning to our universe” – Max Tegmark, physicist at MIT. What does the universe mean to you? To me, it means peace and curiosity, hope and adventure. Mount Kista, Mumford, and of course, Michener, in a perfect orbit with Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars. The International Space Station about to streak through the Milky Way, and all of this hopefully in a timelapse, if I get the time to re-do it (first attempt was a bust!). This was part of my annual trip to the lake for a timelapse, but this year was a lot more special because of my new best friend tagging along (seen in the previous post). My kickoff to the Milky Way season, and hopefully the gateway to many more this summer. ••••••••••••••••••••••• Canon 6D 31 sec ISO 6400 F2.8 rokinon 14mm •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #abrahamlake #abrahamlakeMilkyWay #milkyway #milkywaychasers #milkywaygalaxy #milkywayphotography #astrosprout #milkywaypics #weownthenight_ab #milkywaymastery #bestnightpix #newmilkyway #astro_photography_ #night_excl #night_shots_ #night_captures #travelalberta #explorecanada #sharecangeo #albertaparks #explorealberta #awesomeearthpix #canadaproud #abparks #canadiandestinations #canadianrockiesannual #mountaincultureelevated #rokinon14mm #dtcountry #nordegglife

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10.  Riding the trails west of Nordegg with McKenenzie’s Trails West.

Some views need to be experienced because seeing a picture isn't enough by itself. At McKenzie's Trails West you can take short day horseback tours or longer 4 to 12 days pack trips that really let you feel the beauty of the area. What challenge are you looking for? #McKenziesTrailsWest #Nordegg #DTCountry #ClearwaterCnty #backcountry #packrides #horseback #trailride #albertaviews #Albertaadventures #yegadventures #yycadventures #explorealberta #explorecentralalberta #travelalberta

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11. Taking a tour of the Nordegg Mine Site.

The Brazeau Collieries Coal Mine at Nordegg is a designated National Historic Site operated by Clearwater County. Nordegg reached about 2.500 people in World War 2, but once the coal mine closed it has become known as a recreation and tourism spot famous for its spectacular hiking and camping areas. . . #Nordegg #historicnordegg #DTCountry #ClearwaterCnty #Albertahistory #minesitetours #nationalhistoricsite #Canadahistory #DavidThompsonHighway #explorealberta #explorecentralalberta

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12.  Seeing David Thompson Country from a helicopter with Rockies Heli Tours.

Footloose and fancy free. PC: @aburnatowski. #rockiesheli

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Bonus pictures

Just a reminder of what Autumn can look like in David Thompson Country.

Enjoying the colors on Phyllis Lake near Caroline, AB. . . . #dtcountry #clearwatercounty #explorealberta #explorecentralalberta #canoeing #Carolineab

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People are already asking about tours of the Ice Bubbles and frozen waterfalls with Pursuit Adventures.

It doesn't matter how often we go, there's just something magical about Abraham Lake in the winter. Sunset over the ice bubbles on January 1, 2018 #explorealberta #explorecentralalberta #dtcountry #bighornbackcountry #northsaskriver #northsaskatchewanriver #abrahamlake #sunset #pursuitlife #icebubbles #explorecanada #travelalberta #visitreddeer #beautifuldestinations

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