Southern Alberta

We left Swift Current mid morning and travelled to Medicine Hat where we had some lunch. We were supposed to see the World’s largest Tee Pee which is located in Medicine Hat, but for some reason we were distracted and left without seeing it and when we realised this it was not worth the time to travel back. 

From here we  travelled west along HWY-3 to Bow Island, our  final destination for the day would be Hanna.

Stopping at Bow Island to see the World’s largest Putter.

There was also a very large Pinto Bean here, which is the official mascot of Bow Island.

We continued west along HWY-3 until we reached Taber famous for their Sweet Corn, this is where we turned north up HWY-36 which would take us just about all the way to Hanna. Again, we stopped this time at Vauxhall to see Sammy & Samantha, the giant potatoes.

We finally arrived in Hanna around 7pm, where we found the World’s Largest Geese.

The second of these geese is located at the aptly named Grey Goose Motor Inn. As we drove through town, we noticed that all the restaurants were closed, luckily the Motel had a restaurant/lounge that was open where we had dinner. They also allowed us to stay in the parking lot for the night.
Next morning, we were off to Drumheller to see the World’s largest Dinosaur.

Even the local Fire Station have their own dinosaur.

Next up, we were off to Beiseker to see Squirt the Skunk located at the local campground.

Then on to Irricana to what is called a Giant Horse, but it only looked like a regular size horse to us!

From here, it was on to Airdrie to see the Large Cowboy and his Chicken.

We made it to Calgary mid afternoon where we would spend the night after having dinner with our daughter Victoria and her boyfriend Ryan.

Next morning, we started heading north towards Edmonton, but not in any direct fashion. First stop would be Torrington to visit the World’s largest Gopher.

Next on the itinerary, is Trochu, this is where we find the World’s largest Golf Tee.

Continuing back west our next port of call would be Innisfail to see the World’s largest Animated Grizzly Bear. Unfortunately, the animation of the bear was not working.

Continuing on our route to Edmonton our next stop would be Ponoka to see the World’s largest Bucking Saddle Bronc Rider. We would have stopped to see the world’s largest fishing lure the “Len Thompson” located in Lacombe but we had been there earlier on our trip.

We continued to drive up HWY-2A instead of the main HWY-2 where we found an local working historical monument in Wetaskiwin.

From here we travelled to Edmonton where we would spend a few days visiting Catherine’s mother, before continuing north.

Next: Northwest Alberta

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