Category Archives: National Parks

Fort Walsh

 Nestled in a beautiful valley in the Cypress Hills, Fort Walsh is the prettiest spot one can imagine, to build a Fort.  It must have looked like heaven to those young North West Mounted Police who were sent here, especially after their gruelling trip across the rocky Canadian shield and endless miles of prairie. Established in 1875, it was the headquarters of the NWMP until 1882.  Now, beautifully restored and owned by Parks Canada, it’s a destination of a different sort.              SOLD

If you’d like to own this original watercolour, email Gena with your bid today! gena03@telusplanet.net Minimum bid $100 (plus gst and shipping). First bid, or highest bid wins the painting.

Belly River Autumn

One of the many treasures of our beautiful  Southern Alberta  river sustems, is the Belly River.  With headwaters in Glacier Park in Montana, it winds it’s way north across “The Medicine Line” near Chief Mountain (see my blog entry Feb 4th), and winds up flowing into Hudson’s Bay as part of the South  Saskatchewan. Along the way, it joins and is joined by the Waterton, Oldman and Bow Rivers.  Named from the native word for stomach, it was originally the “Mokowan”.  In this painting it meanders near the tiny town of Hillspring, just a few miles N.E. of Waterton National Park. SOLD

 If you’d like to own this original watercolour, email Gena with your bid today! gena03@telusplanet.net Minimum bid $100 (plus gst and shipping). First bid, or highest bid wins the painting.

Janet

This dynamo of a woman is Janet,  third generation in the guest services industry in our Banff National Park. Among the activities she and her family have on the go are sleigh rides at Lake Louise, trail rides, a golf course,  a lodge in Banff and catering to hikers in the high country!  Just one of their family treasures is this pair of antique chaps handed down from her grand dad.  Combined with the vintage cowgirl shirt, we could wonder what century we’re in. SOLD

If you’d like to own this original watercolour, email Gena with your bid today! gena03@telusplanet.net Minimum bid $100 (plus gst and shipping). First bid, or highest bid wins the painting.

The Big Chief, from Mountainview

This distinctive profile is that of “The Chief” mountain, in the far SW corner of Alberta, straddling the US border, and near Waterton and Glacier National Parks.  It is a holy place of the Peigan Tribe,  and a constant source of wonder for all of us.  So beautiful and ever-changing, depending on the light and the atmosphere.                                      SOLD