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Travel Western Provinces

Beautiful Alberta

by (author) Mike Grandmaison

Publisher
Firefly Books
Initial publish date
Aug 2015
Category
Western Provinces, Pictorials, Regional
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781770855786
    Publish Date
    Aug 2015
    List Price
    $29.95

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Beautiful Alberta is a spectacular photographic portrait of Canada's most prosperous province. It reveals the resplendent natural beauty of the West's towering mountains, cerulean lakes, man-made cities and unique architecture that come together in this awe-inspiring slice of the country.

Mike Grandmaison's perceptive eye has captured what makes Alberta special in the 125 exquisite photographs in this handsome collection. With a population of 4.1 million and a land area of 661,848 km2 (255,541 sq mi), Alberta is Canada's fourth-largest province and contains within it distinct and varied topographies, from prairies and badlands, to boreal forests and mountain regions. Alberta's urban areas are no less impressive with portraits of Calgary, Edmonton and Fort McMurray. Renowned for its natural tourist attractions, its towns such as Banff, Canmore, Drumheller and Jasper accommodate legions of visitors throughout the year.

Alberta is home to a range of animals, including bison, grizzly and black bears, big horn sheep and mountain goats. The abundance of flora and fauna within Alberta's borders contrasts with the vast industrial tracts devoted to extracting and processing oil, which is the province's economic lifeblood. The photographs presented in Beautiful Alberta will inspire readers to explore this varied and interesting part of Canada.

 

About the author

Author Mike Grandmaison is an award-winning Canadian photographer specializing in Canadian nature and landscapes. Over twenty years with the Canadian Forest Service has instilled in him a great appreciation and respect for nature and the outdoors. His work has been widely published in leading magazines and books and has been used by some of North America's top corporations and organizations including Canada Post, Sony Music, Canadian Tire Corporation, Coca Cola, Ford, National Geographic, Canadian Geographic, Loblaws, the Government of Canada and many others. Mike travels from coast to coast to coast in search of evocative images that capture the spirit and grand diversity of Canada. For his talent and skill he has been awarded a Northern Lights 2007 award for Excellence in Travel Journalism. Professional associations include member of the Canadian Association of Photographers and Illustrators in Communications (CAPIC), Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC), Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC) as well as a lifetime member and past president of the Canadian Association for Photographic Arts (CAPA). More of Mike’s work can be viewed on his website at www.grandmaison.mb.ca

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Editorial Reviews

Beautiful Alberta is a spectacular photographic portrait of Canada's most prosperous province. It reveals the resplendent natural beauty of the West's towering mountains, cerulean lakes, man-made cities and unique architecture that come together in this awe-inspiring slice of the country. Mike Grandmaison's perceptive eye has captured what makes Alberta special in the 125 exquisite photographs in this handsome collection.

Edmonton Woman

Filled with postcard-perfect images of the province's varied landscapes. Rural areas; large cities; and stunning national parks including Dinosaur Provincial Park, Banff National Park, Jasper National Park and more -- Grandmaison's images show Alberta's beauty in all seasons.

Photo Life

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