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HIGHWAY 1


(Map of TCH, Alberta.)
Author's note: Original map by
RAND McNALLY, butchered by Lee. A Wood

In the Province of Alberta, Canada.

BANFF
BANFF
NATIONAL PARK
CALGARY
CANMORE
DEAD MAN'S FLATS
EXSHAW
KANANASKIS
LAKE LOUISE

In the early part of `07, when things were slow in the film industry, I drove truck for a company called `D. White' which was based in Burnaby, B C. Canada.

I drove a new International, conventional pulling 53 Ft dry vans hauling bread from a bakery in Vancouver to a bakery in Calgary, and vice versa, for Canada Bread.

These are some of the pictures I took, through the windshield, along Highway 1.

Highway 1 or the Trans Canada Highway (TCH) from Calgary to B. C. is often referred to, by locals, as the Banff highway.

Albertans are lucky, most of the TCH. in Alta. has been widened to 4 lanes.

At least it has been from Calgary to Lake Louise.

British Columbians are not so lucky.

Very little of their TCH. has been widened to 4 lanes.

Though us truckers, who get paid by the mile, really would love to see the TCH become 4 lanes, for its entire length, so we wouldn't be stuck behind scenery gawking tourists, in the summer, and people who don't know how to drive on ice, in the winter, it really isn't cost effective.

Highways, like everything else that is built by governments, must be paid for out of the general revenue.

General revenue is generated by taxes. Of which we all pay too much already.

So if you want to widen a highway, at a cost of $10,000,000 per Kilometer, and the TCH is the longest highway in the world, 7,821 Km. from Victoria, B. C. to St. John's, Newfoundland, and the population of Canada is only 30 million people, and don't forget the ferry system, across the Georgia Strait, and the bridges across all the rivers, and the other important things that the government must buy, like paying off some ex prime minister because he sued the government for slandering his good name, like he ever had a good name to begin with.

Well, anyway, you can see why we poor taxpayers just can't afford to have our one major highway, widened into a freeway.

WESTBOUND FROM CALGARY TO BANFF


(Calgary, Alberta - TCH, (Trans Canada Hwy.) sun setting over rolling hills and small farms.)
(Calgary, Alberta - TCH, (Trans Canada Hwy.) sun setting over field filled with bales of hay.)
(TCH, (Trans Canada Hwy.) 4 lane highway, mountains in the background.)
(TCH, (Trans Canada Hwy.) 4 lane highway, mountains in the background.)
(TCH, (Trans Canada Hwy.) 4 lane highway, mountains in the background.)
(TCH, (Trans Canada Hwy.) 4 lane highway, mountains in the background.)
(Kananaskis, Alberta - TCH, (Trans Canada Hwy.) 4 lane highway, mountains in the background.)
(Kananaskis, Alberta - 4 lane highway, mountains in the background.)
KANANASKIS COUNTRY

Thanks to a momentary break in the incessant rain I was able to get this next picture.

It was a long weekend and the tourist are heading home early.

Victoria Day weekend, a Canadian holiday, in remembrance of Queen Victoria, was cold and wet.

Monday `7/5 Calgary reached a high of 5 degrees. It snowed in the morning.

(Kananaskis, Alberta - TCH, (Trans Canada Hwy.) 4 lane highway, mountains in the background.)
NOON, THE HOLIDAYERS ARE HEADING HOME EARLY
(Kananaskis, Alberta - TCH, (Trans Canada Hwy.) 4 lane highway, mountains in the background.)
(Kananaskis, Alberta - TCH, (Trans Canada Hwy.) 4 lane highway, mountains in the background.)
(Kananaskis, Alberta - TCH, (Trans Canada Hwy.) 4 lane highway, mountains in the background.)
(Exshaw, Alberta - TCH, (Trans Canada Hwy.) 4 lane highway, mountains in the background.)
(Exshaw, Alberta - 4 lane highway, mountains in the background.)
APPROACHING EXSHAW
(Exshaw, Alberta - (Mountain.)
(Exshaw, Alberta - (Exshaw pit in mountain.)
(Exshaw, Alberta - Exshaw behind lake. Lac Des Arcs. Lake, mountain in background.)
LAC DES ARCS
EXSHAW ON THE FAR SHORE
(Exshaw, Alberta - (Lac des Arcs, mountain in background.)
(Exshaw, Alberta - Mountain surrounded in clouds and mist.)
(Exshaw, Alberta - 4 lane highway, three sisters mountain in the background.)
THREE SISTERS MOUNTAIN
I BELIEVE
(Exshaw, Alberta - 4 lane highway, three sisters mountain in the background, clear blue sky.)
(Deadman's Flats, Alberta - Three Sisters mountain in the background.)
DEAD MANíS FLATS
(Dead manís flats, Alberta 3 sisters mountain in the background.)
(Canmore, Alberta - trees and road side sign, clear blue sky.)
(Canmore, Alberta - 4 lane highway, houses, mountains in the background.)
CANMORE
(Canmore, Alberta. Houses, mountain in the background.)
(Canmore, Alberta. Freeway overpass.)
THE ONCE, SLEEPY, LITTLE, CANMORE
HAS BECOME A BEDROOM FOR CALGARY
(Canmore, Alta. Freeway overpass, mountains in the background.)
LOTS OF BUILDINGS
NESTLED AMONGST THE TREES
(Canmore, Alberta. Mountain.)
THREE SISTERS MOUNTAIN?
(Canmore, Alta. Freeway overpass, mountains in the background.)
2009 JUNE, SNOWING, ONLY IN CANMORE,
OUTSIDE OF TOWN WAS CLEAR
(Banff National Park entrance. 4 lane highway, mountains in the background.)
ENTRANCE TO BANFF NATIONAL PARK
(Banff park, Chalet style ticket booths.)
(Banff Park. 4 lane highway, mountains in the background.)
APPROACHING THE TOWN OF BANFF
(Banff Park. Close up of mountain, waterfall.)
EAST OF TOWN
(Banff Park. (Steep, mountain side .)
(Banff Park. Sharp cut of rock.)
DIRECTLY BEHIND THE TOWN
(Banff Park. Steep, mountain side, three fingered avalanche.)
NOTE THE AVALANCHE AT THE BASE OF THE MOUNTAIN
(Banff Park. Snow covered, steep, mountain, blue skies.)
(Banff Park. Steep, mountain side.)
(Banff Park. Steep, mountain, curved highway overpass.)
YOU'VE HEARD OF A PEDESTRIAN OVERPASS
THIS IS A WILD ANIMAL OVERPASS
(Banff Park. truck parked beneath mountain, in rest stop.)
A REST AREA, 20 KM. WEST OF BANFF
I WAS DRIVING MY FRIENDS `07 INTERNATIONAL
(Banff Park. Mountains topped in snow, green trees, tractor trailer parked in pull out.)
SAME REST AREA, 2 YRS. LATER
I WAS DRIVING MY OWN `07 VOLVO

(Banff Park. Mountains topped in snow, green trees, tractor trailer parked in pull out.)
MY BIG BLUE LEMON (`07 VOLVO) PARKED IN PANORAMA VIEWPOINT

(Banff Park. Tall mountains topped in clouds and mist.)
ORIGINALLY CALLED CASTLE MOUNTAIN
AT THE END OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR
IT WAS NAMED MT. EISENHOWER
AFTER AN AMERICAN ARMY OFFICER
(Banff Park. Tall mountain, clear blue sky.)
IN 1979 IT WAS RENAMED CASTLE MOUNTAIN
THE TOWER ON THE RIGHT END WAS NAMED EISENHOWER PEAK

THE VIEW FROM PANORAMA VIEWPOINT

Banff Park. Panorama of river, mountains in background.
BOW RIVER PANORAMA (Continued on next picture)

(Banff Park. Panorama of river, mountains in background.)
BOW RIVER

(Banff Park. 4 lane highway beside river, mountains in the background.)
(Banff Park. 4 lane highway beside river, mountains in the background.)
(Banff Park. 4 lane highway, overpass to Lake Louise, mountains in the background.)
JUNCTION TO LAKE LOUISE
(Banff Park. traffic on 2 lane highway, mountains in the background.)
SPRING OF `09 SOME SECTIONS WERE STILL 2 LANE
(Banff Park. traffic sign, trees cut for widening road.)
(Banff Park. traffic on 2 lane highway, mountains in the background, 2 lanes paved, 2 lanes covered in snow.)
WINTER OF `09 SOME SECTIONS WERE READY FOR 4 LANING
(Banff Park. Freeway cloverleaf, mountains in the background.)
JUNCTION TO; COLUMBIA ICE FIELDS
JASPER, & JASPER PARK
Banff Park. Rapid creek approaches roadway.
Banff Park. traffic on 2 lane highway, mountains in the background, 2 lanes paved, 2 lanes covered in snow.
APPROACHING B.C. (BRITISH COLUMBIA)

END

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