Whoever it was who said “you can never go home again” obviously never grew up in the northern Alberta prairies. After a twenty+ year absence, returning to my old stomping grounds for a long weekend in August felt both familiar and alien. But one place that definitely brought back nice childhood memories was the historic site of Dunvegan.
While Mark and I were driving up north to visit my family, we drove past Dunvegan, which is situated on the banks of the Peace River. My husband had never been to northern Alberta before, and this particular area was a welcome change from the miles of gold and green farmland we had driven through up to that point. He let out a disappointed sigh when I told him we didn’t have time to explore the attraction. Little did he realize that I knew we were coming back here for a picnic with my uncle and aunt the next day.
Ferries were used to cross the Peace River until 1960, when the longest-spanning bridge in Alberta was built.
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