After nearly two full weeks on the road, I bring you the fully-finished, half-hour long TV show highlighting my very recent travels in Alberta. My aim in making this video was to capture all the things I love best about Alberta: the sheer size of the place, the awesome nature and vast wilderness, the animals and ranches, the amazing food, the curious and unconventional cities of Calgary and Edmonton, the raw history that lurks beneath every surface, and the endless fields of wheat that stretch to the sky.
If you don’t have time for the full half-hour show, then be sure to watch some of our short, 2-minute clips:
- Welcome to Calgary
- Queen Victoria’s Underwear
- Bear Hunt in Banff
- Wildlife Crossing in Banff
- Marv’s Classic Soda Shop
- Riding Horses at Lucasia Ranch
- Dinosaurs in Drumheller
- Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
- Ukrainian Shumka Dancers
I want to thank Travel Alberta and National Geographic Travel who made it all possible, and I am grateful for all of you, my readers, whose enthusiasm and support led to my attempt at a “live TV show”, published from the road. I hope you enjoy the final result as much as I do.
I especially want to thank my filmmaker Josh Newman, who worked nonstop to capture and produce our little road show. His roving editing studio ranged from pioneer log cabin to late-night hotel rooms to the passenger seat in my car, and then on the plane. I am grateful for his exceptional talent behind the camera.
I look forward to reading your comments below and hope that in the future, we can make more films just like this.