September 06, 2006


Stunning Canmore Games.

Been to Stone Mountain. Gone to Lochearnhead, Tobermory and Kincardine. They’re all scenic games, and I thought nothing could touch the beauty of Luss . . . until I went to Canmore, Alberta, this past weekend.

The games park is at 4500 feet above sea-level, and the mountains at this part of the Canadian Rockies rise above 10,000. The peaks of the games’ tent mirror the mountains (and the beer flows like the Bow River).

Only about an hour’s drive from Calgary’s airport, this is a piping and drumming event to behold. Great scenery. Brilliant atmosphere. Excellent ceilidh.

I haven’t been to every contest, but I can’t imagine anything surpassing Canmore for surroundings.





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