7 places in B.C. and Alberta you can see the biggest fireworks in the solar system
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There's nothing like a gorgeous sunset to start summer off with a bang, make sure to check out these incredible viewing spots for your next "heart-worthy" sunset instagram post.
1) Vermilion, AB
The Vermilion Provincial Park is a community treasure. Reaching out over nine miles (750 hectares) along the south shore of the Vermilion River Valley. The park is home to 23 kilometres of hiking trails, 5 kilometres of the trails are paved paths for rollerblading and biking, for guests in wheelchairs.
2) Bonnyville, AB
This is the epic Canada Day view you can get in #Alberta this year. #TakeItToTheLake in @MDBonnyville where you can kick back on the boat and still get all the small-town celebrations that make you feel right at home. Travel Tip: Take a car from #Edmonton, #Lloydminster, or #Saskatoon so you can pack all your hiking, swimming, wakeboarding and fishing gear. You can also grab a jet ski rental from L & D Marine Rentals Ltd. . ? Karen Ung
Bonnyville is home to Moose Lake Provincial Park, an epicentre for all things water. The park is a destination for plenty of outdoor pursuits — from camping and hiking to canoeing and windsurfing — and there’s a beach area for lounging and taking in the incredible sunsets over the water.
The Athabasca region has a richness of heritage. The region was first settled as the Hudson’s Bay Company’s “headquarters of northern transportation” and “gateway to the north,” which brought much economic growth to the community of Athabasca Landing (now known as Athabasca). Similarly, the historic Athabasca Landing Trail played a significant role in the region’s expansion in the late 1800s and development of agriculture as an economic driver, and the Government of Canada played a role in the establishment of Amber Valley, a community of black refugees from the United States.
4) Port Alberni, BC
Back-to-back nights, the sunset in Port Alberni is spectacular. This one is after a great family and friends lake day on Sproat Lake. @cityportalberni @albernivalley @AlberniNews @ACRDgov pic.twitter.com/pKO9s46tbi— Adam Hayduk (@AHayduk) August 6, 2018
Ah, Port Alberni, the “real west coast.” You'll find a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, fishing and boating, as well as other outdoor adventures such as windsurfing, zip lining, mountain climbing, mountain biking and more.
5) Kelowna, BC
Sunny skies, lush orchards, U-pick farms, vineyards and restaurant patios paint Kelowna’s summer canvas. But its outdoor recreation scene clinches its appeal — take to the water, trails and beaches for maximum sunset epicness.
6) Crowsnest Pass, AB
Join @bound_for_mountain and @uplift_adventures June 29th for a summer Starry Night Photography Adventure! Head to the @uplift_adventures website to book ? |? @bound_for_mountain • • #crowsnestpass #crowsnestrockies #rockiesexploring #southcanadianrockies #CNPadventure #gocrowsnest #explorethepass #findyourselfinthepass #explorealberta #bucketlistab #boundformountainphotography #upliftadventures #nightphotography
Nestled along the Rocky Mountains in Southwest Alberta, straddling Alberta Highway 3 (Crowsnest Highway), this area is a delight to visit for history enthusiasts and outdoor lovers. Get away from the madding crowds of Banff and Jasper and explore this delightful area that was once home to the famous coal mines of Alberta.
7) Vernon, BC
Not just another pretty B.C. interior town, Vernon has always been on the mellower and smaller side of the main Okanagan destinations, which has allowed it to develop at its own pace.
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