Athabasca River/Fort Assiniboine

We packed a lunch and headed out to see the Athabasca River, and hopefully cross it on a ferry (if it wasn't still closed due to flooding.) Fort Assiniboine is home to the world's largest wagon wheel and pickaxe (due to its history as a fur trade post and a stopping point along the Klondike Trail.) The sleepy hamlet's museum wasn't open until eleven so we decided to drive on to the ferry and see what's on the other side.
The route to the ferry was winding and rugged. There were plenty of trails heading off the road into the forest. Someday we'll go back and do some hiking. With a lot of bug spray. Mosquitos are very much in abundance here. Even going for a walk to town or playing in the backyard bug spray is a must. C-note thought it was pretty neat that we were going across the river in our truck. When we got across we realized that we were running out of gas so we had to get some in order to go back to the museum! Well, there weren't any gas stations nearby so we headed home and had a picnic at a local park. The boys loved playing at the playground even though it was wet. All in all a good day despite the poor planning. We seem to be in canola country up here, so here's a glimpse of what we see whenever we leave town:

1 comment:

Herman harsevoort said...

Looks like you had a beautiful day for your tour/drive. It is beautiful country with lots of different terrain along the way. How was the ferry ride??