12 February 2012

Alberta Propaganda

A friend sent me a link to an Alberta tourism video. It's basically nature porn. Beautifully shot locations with beautiful, sometimes inappropriately dressed people (seriously, is that girl hiking the mountains in flats?). It's not really representative of the time I spent there. My Alberta Experience features far fewer horses and dog sledding, and far more cows and pro-life billboards. I know why they left out the shots of the oil sands, but why no shots of the badlands or the dinosaurs bones? Too pro-evolution?

And while we're on the topic of Alberta tourism, is a "glacier discovery walk" really a sustainable tourist attraction? Wouldn't this have been more appropriate 100 years ago when there were glaciers?

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