Krusen with the Kruses travel blog

There were mountains around Grande Cache!

Another view

And another view

Open pit coal mine

Alberta Power H.R. Milner Generating Station, Grande Cache Coal Corp

Thick forests - lite green is Aspen - dark green pine

Managed forests result in lots of logging trucks

The other big industry in this area is oil & gas

Lots of traffic supporting the oil & gas industry

The Canadian wildflower we've seen for days - dandelions

Wapiti River

Harvested winter wheat fields near Grand Prairie

The Beaverlodge (town) beaver

Forest, green wheat field & dandelions - all in one shot

A young Aspen section in the managed forest

We've arrived in Dawson Creek & the beginning of the Alaskan Hwy

Historic grain elevator in Dawson Creek

Mile 0 of the Alaskan Hwy in downtown Dawson Creek

Home in the Northern Lights RV Park

We woke up to blue sky & sunshine today! We did have a few sprinkles during our drive but the majority of the day we enjoyed sunshine & warmer temps - in the low - mid 60s (F).

We left the mountains behind when we left Grande Cache. But we didn't leave the forests behind. We discovered that managed forests (Aspen & pine), wheat, & oil & gas drilling/fracking are the main industries in this area. This diversity made for an interesting drive.

We got settled into our rv park early this afternoon. It was actually earlier than we thought because when we went from Alberta to British Columbia we went from Mountain Daylight Savings Time to Pacific Time (no daylight savings time here).

Our first stop in Dawson Creek was the Visitor Centre - we left with an armfull of info. It'll take us days to go thru it all. Since we don't have days, we'll have to speed read.

Looking forward to seeing what Dawson Creek has to offer before we head on up the Alaska Hwy. So, more later...

Critter Count: Deer - 8

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