Travelling Alberta – Vulcan


After a rather lengthy hiatus, it is time to get back on the beat.  Took a few months off to concentrate on some other things.  Had some fun, picked up on skiing again, made some decisions on the future and started to move forward on those plans.  One of those plans included a new vehicle, one that can pull a boat or a trailer.  Mission accomplished.  No trailer or boat, yet, but a very nice, sparkling new Nissan Pathfinder.  We intend to make use of it this summer while we work out the next part of our plans.

Making use of it will create a new offering, Travelling Alberta (or Saskatchewan, BC or wherever we end up).  The first instalment, a trip to Vulcan, Alberta.  Vulcan is a town of 2,000 people, 130 km south-east of Calgary on Hwy 23.  Why Vulcan.  Let’s think Star Trek.  Yes, little Vulcan has one the best Star Trek museums around.  Forgot to take a picture of the museum,, no snow the day we were there.  The name of this gem, the Vulcan Tourism and Trek Centre.

Visitor centre in the town of Vulcan, Alberta,...

Visitor centre in the town of Vulcan, Alberta, Canada (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Inside are many treasures, many donated by past cast members of the various franchises. The town holds an annual event “Spock Days” which highlights appearances by various cast members.  This year’s event goes from June 13 to June 15, 2014 and features Nana Visitor (Major Kira Nerys on Deep Space Nine) and Rene Auberjonois (Odo on Deep Space Nine).  Tickets for the event are available at this link.  A nice road trip for a shakedown cruise.  We did manage to remember to take a few pictures.

Bilingual Welcome Sign

Bilingual Welcome Sign

 

Enhanced by ZemantaThey know how to be friendly.  They have even built a replica of the Enterprise.

The Enterprise

And, after a quick coffee at the Town Cafe on Centre Street, we are off to Calgary.

About John

I enjoy travel, sports, music and anything else that jumps up at me for the moment, which is why I blog. There will be lots of music and travel posts and a smattering of sports and humour. I enjoy promoting Canada and am unabashedly a proud Canuck.

Posted on May 27, 2014, in Alberta, Canada, travel, Vulcan and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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