Must Do Canada is a blogging couple who have travelled across the country showing off some the best experiences in Canada. We have been very fortunate to be showcased in several of their videos and blog articles and we have enjoyed working with them.
The following are links to Must Do Canada’s visits in David Thompson Country. Some of their travels here have been combined with visits to other places in Alberta as well.
Visiting the Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site
Excerpt – “We started off our visit with the visitor centre, learning about the site, admiring artifacts, and learning about the legendary explorer David Thompson. We even experienced some virtual reality, something I didn’t expect at a historic site. This is a fantastic modern way of getting people involved, especially the younger generations, and keeping them interested in our past. We then proceeded outside to walk the trails at our own pace, starting with some of the archeological sites, some of which still have the original chimney’s. In fact, those are practically the only original things that remained at the site. After all, everything was made with wood and due to both fire and people taking the wood to re-use, nothing really survived.”
For their full article about the Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site on MustDoCanada.com
For their YouTube Video about the trip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cll7BoNP-KM
Visiting Nordegg, Abraham Lake and Ram Falls
Excerpt – “Located in magical David Thompson Country, smack dab in the middle of both the incredible Icefields Parkway and the Cowboy Trail, Nordegg is a picturesque community that’s perfect for the outdoor adventurer. From exploring its historic mine to hitting the road and exploring some of Alberta’s most stunning natural scenery, Nordegg is a great base for getting out into some of Canada’s most spectacular nature.”
For their full article about visiting the Nordegg area of David Thompson Country on MustDoCanada.com
For their YouTube Video about the trip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYFQ7fecAPA
Winter Visit with a Rockies Heli Snowshoe Tour and the Ice Bubbles of Abraham Lake
Excerpt – “Living in Alberta and not far from the mountains, I’m blown away by how many new places we find each and every year. Whether it’s a new activity like heli-snowshoeing or a lake with gas bubbles frozen beneath the surface, there’s nowhere quite like the Canadian Rockies to spend the winter months!”
For their full article about the Heli-Tour and the Ice Bubbles on MustDoCanada.com
For the YouTube video about the trip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbXBA5zkGKw
Climbing Mount Stelfox with Girth Hitch Guiding while Exploring Indigenous Tourism in Alberta
Excerpt – “Our next adventure was totally different as we drove north to Nordegg to join Girth Hitch Guiding for a Via Ferrata mountain climbing experience. Our guide, Tim Taylor, a proud Métis man, created his company to share adventures that guarantee challenge and growth. This is one of the common threads we found throughout our indigenous adventure. All the guides, whether Métis or First Nation, shared a much deeper connection with their surroundings than we’ve typically experienced. Tim Taylor, for example, has a profound appreciation for the David Thompson corridor. He also has a profound appreciation for what he does, and throughout the day, we came to see him as one of the best guides we’ve experienced. You could tell from start to finish that he cares so deeply for the people he takes on an adventure.”
For their full article about their Indigenous Tourism Experiences in Alberta on MustDoCanada.com
For the YouTube video about the trip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpgYguxD5Ok
Visiting Sundre and the Southern Part of David Thompson Country
Sundre itself is just outside of David Thompson Country, but many of the experiences shown in this video (Upper Red Deer River, Bighorn Falls, the Ya Ha Tinda Ranch, parts of the Panther Valley) are west of Sundre and in our region.
Excerpt – “When it comes to outdoor activities, one of our favourite things to do is to go white water rafting. There are loads of opportunities around the mountains and the best one in this neck of the woods is the Red Deer River. We went with Mukwah Rafting and not only is the drive to get there beautiful (keep your eyes open for wild horses) but the rafting is both fun and relaxing. “
For their full article about exploring Sundre and the southwestern part of David Thompson Country on MustDoCanada.com
For their YouTube video about the trip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqefiNjQD1o
Other Blog Articles
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August 30, 2019
13 Summer Adventure Pictures in David Thompson Country – August 30, 2019
It was a wet year and we didn’t see many hot days, but the views were still wonderful, the hikes amazing, and the camping always fun. Here are some of our favorite summer adventures in David Thompson Country for 2019. Whitewater Rafting with Hunter Valley Adventures on the Red Deer River in the southern […]
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Our 15 Favourite Instagram Photos of David Thompson Country: Trails Edition
You did it again travellers! You impressed us yet again with your incredible Instagram photos of David Thompson Country. Of course, we couldn’t help ourselves. We had to showcase your adventures in our Favourite Instagram Photos of David Thompson Country: Trails Edition. Thanks for sharing all the fun!