"Big Valley - well worth the detour!" Big Valley by Bwana_Brown
Big Valley Travel Guide: 7 reviews and 34 photos
In February, 2008 I was making my third return trip in three months to Regina, Saskatchewan from the Sylvan Lake area of Alberta after helping my youngest daughter and her husband with construction chores in their new house. This time I decided I needed a change of scenery, so I veered off main North-South Highway 21 onto the almost deserted secondary Highway 590 heading directly east through the small community of Big Valley. It really amazed me how much difference it made to simply get off onto a 'back-road' where you could slow down a bit and take the time to enjoy some new vistas! Well worth the change of course if you ever get the chance! About half way along this stretch of road between provincial Highways 21 and 56, I came across this great view of the Red Deer River valley as I made the abrupt descent into it. It was the start of a very enjoyable drive!
- Pros:A nice change to take in 'off-the-beaten-path' Alberta!
- Cons:Sorry, I just enjoyed it
- In a nutshell:There are lots of roads like this in Alberta, simply take a detour whenever the mood hits you!
As I drove along Highway 590 and then south on main Highway 56 toward Drumheller, I could not help but be impressed by... more travel advice
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