Old Man River

We have some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world here in Southern Alberta. It’s especially gorgeous where the prairies meet the foothills and the foothills meet the Rockies. You can find just such location south of Calgary along Hwy 22. This road stretches from the south of the province to the north and is called The Cowboy Trail. I recommend anyone visiting us to take a drive from Calgary south, all the way to Waterton Parks along Hwy 22. There are a slough of activities available – from flying fishing to hiking, to off roading and camping. There is even the Bar U Ranch, which is a National Historic Site. It’s very informative; you can hear and see where the original settlers lived, what they did, how they ate and ranched. It really is amazing and not usually very busy during the week. Just watch out for the “Cowboy Coffee” around the campfire! It’s a bit strong – haha!

My buddy and I drove a few kilometres off the 22 last weekend to go hit up the Oldman River and see the falls. They’re really low this time of year so you can get in close. As you can see from the one picture, he got in really close – haha! The last pic was an HDR with a bit of colour saturation. It was an incredible day for a drive and then a steak dinner in Longview!

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Thanks for stopping by!

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4 thoughts on “Old Man River

  1. Curious – how far up the “Old man River road” to find the falls? Or are there signs once you turn off hwy 40?

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    1. Hi Dwayne,

      Here are the directions from my driver/guide. Hope you find it helpful -“Take 22 south. Then head west down the gravel road immediately after the Oldman crosses the highway (Township 101 I think). A few Km’s down that road he’ll have to look for a small area pull out (on the right) to park, then he has to hike down to the falls.”

      Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Hello – hope you’re having a great weekend! Thanks for the compliments on the photos!
      Here are the directions from my driver/guide. Hope you find it helpful -“Take 22 south. Then head west down the gravel road immediately after the Oldman crosses the highway (Township 101 I think). A few Km’s down that road he’ll have to look for a small area pull out (on the right) to park, then he has to hike down to the falls.”

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