This year, as we marked the 150th anniversary of Confederation in Canada, I realized that I haven’t seen a lot of our vast country. So I spent some time looking at my husband’s photo albums from the ’90s, when he went on road trips throughout Alberta and then all the way to Ontario.

The photos were taken with a film camera and have a beautiful soft muted quality I had forgotten about. My husband remembers spending a lot of time setting up these shots because film was expensive, plus developing the pictures afterwards cost a pretty penny.

Knowing that, each photo seems like a precious jewel that my husband found along the way.

I hope you enjoy these creative glimpses of beauty in Canada.

Near Jasper, Alberta
Canola field
Saskatchewan Canola Field
Manitoba Hay Bales
Pictographs near Lake Superior
Sunset on Georgian Bay
Parliament Hill – Ottawa, Ontario

Special thanks to my husband, Kevin, for sharing these photos!

And wherever you are, dear readers, I hope you are enjoying precious glimpses of beauty in your own corner of the world.




8 thoughts on “Snapshots from a Canadian Road Trip

  1. I think I love the picture of the canola field best – so pretty!

    I remember the days of film. I still had film when my children were born, and I wanted to take so many pictures but had to be careful how many I took. I wish I could go back with a digital camera. On the other hand, I’m pretty sure my picture-taking would have been even more out of hand than it already was!

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    1. Thanks, Naomi! I love that one too with the great big sky above.

      I kind of miss the suspense we used to have with film – anxiously waiting for the photos to come back from the developer to see how they turned out… although I often found out I had my thumb in front of the lens or had accidentally taken photos of my shoes when I was loading the film. πŸ™‚

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  2. Some of these remind me of road trips when we lived in Saskatoon and drove back and forth to B.C., or just around Saskatchewan. And the Parliament Hill one has that special touch of the sailboat. Thanks to you and Kevin for sharing these.

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    1. Thank you! I’m so happy to have discovered your blog – so well-written with such beautiful photos! As a Canadian, it’s wonderful to read about your travels through Alberta, and I’m interested in learning more about Scotland too!


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