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Trails

Trails: A large province such as Alberta is riddled with trails, historic trails. These trails have become familiar to us as the highway routes we take to travel the province. In the days before highways and rail lines, people travelled on foot or by horse and cart along trails carved-out of the wilderness.

Edmonton to St. Albert
Summary: Find out about the history behind this well traveled trail, and now highway!

St. Albert to Athabasca Landing
Summary: The continuation of the trail from Edmonton to St. Albert led to the hub of Athabasca.

Edmonton to Fort Saskatchewan<
Summary: When travelling between Fort Saskatchewan and Edmonton, you had two choices. Historian Merrily Aubrey discusses.

Calgary to Edmonton Trail, Before 1883
Summary: The main highway between Calgary and Edmonton was once a footpath.

Calgary to Edmonton Trail, 1883 to Present
Summary: The railway's introduction in the west created great changes - how did it effect travel between Edmonton and Calgary?

Calgary to Morley Trail, Part One
Summary: Calgary has many historic trails surrounding it, find out about this trail that was once abandoned.

Calgary to Morley Trail, Part Two
Summary: Find out how the towns and villages in the area around Calgary were named.

MacLeod to Calgary Trail, Part One
Summary: This trail dates back to the days when the NWMP first arrived in southern Alberta.

MacLeod to Calgary Trail, Part Two
Summary: The trail boasted several communities and stops along it - and this is the tale of how they were named.

Athabasca Landing

Athabasca Landing