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We have well and truly left the mountains behind us. The Alberta skies got much bigger this afternoon as we made our way to Fort Macleod, making our potential accommodation selection along the way.

As we checked in at the modest and perfectly functional Red Coat Inn, I couldn’t help noticing the signed photographs of Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal. They stayed in this very establishment during the filming of the town scenes in Brokeback Mountain. Who knew? There’s also a poster outside reception marking the occasion.

Do you know what else? JONI MITCHELL WAS BORN HERE!!

Now that I’ve got that out of my system, here’s what we saw around town in the evening walk before dinner at Johnny’s Restaurant.

Alberta skiesFort MacleodFort Macleod gatesRed Coat Inn - Fort MacleodBrokeback Mountain poster at Red Coat Inn Fort MacleodJava Shop - Fort MacleodAmerican Hotel - Fort MacleodWall advertising - Fort MacleodAndrew's Hardware - Fort MacleodC W Stevens lumber - Fort MacleodEmpress Theatre - Fort Macleod