Whitney Lakes Provincial Park, Riverview, AB

On June 4, 2013, our drive took us from Glowing Embers RV Park to Whitney Lakes Provincial Park, which passes through Alberta’s northeastern Lakeland district and follows rail lines abandoned by the Canadian National Railway in 1999.  Along the way we stopped at a very interesting place called Victoria Settlement.  We discovered history on the North Saskatchewan River along the Victoria Trail, where Reverend George McDougall founded a Methodist Mission to the Cree in 1862.  This is where the Hudson Bay Company established Fort Victoria in 1864 to trade with local natives.  We had a guided tour of the site by a docent in clothes of the time period.  She also told us all about the history of the Settlement.

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Whitney Lake Provincial Park is near the town of Riverview.  When we got there we found that we had been moved to a different group site than originally reserved because of bear activity, again.  The same thing happened to us at Banff Lake Louise Campground.  But, alas, I have yet to see a bear.

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