In Search of Ancient Alberta


Authors: Barbara Huck & Doug Whiteway


There are few places on Earth where the past is more evident than here, where the plains meet the mountains.


Today, clues to this ancient past are everywhere—in its mountains and valleys, along its rivers and across its grasslands. These geological, paleontological and archaeological wonders are gathered in one place. In Search of Ancient Alberta presents an accessible, route-oriented approach for today’s time travelers, creating an indispensable guide to the spirit of the land.

Featuring dozens of sites, more than 400 color photographs and superb paintings, this beautiful guide brings Alberta's geology, paleontology and archaeology to life.


Chapters include:

Trans-Canada Highway • Bow Valley and Icefields Parkways • Crowsnest Pass and Milk River Routes •
Trail of the Great Bear and Bighorn Highways • Ice Age Corridor • Yellowhead Highway • Buffalo Trail •
Lake Peace Route • Athabasca Lowlands



Barbara HuckAuthor: Barbara Huck


Barbara Huck is an award-winning journalist, author and publisher, who has authored or co-authored several national bestsellers, including In Search of Ancient Alberta (with Doug Whiteway); Exploring the Fur Trade Routes of North America and In Search of Ancient British Columbia, as well as The Land Where The Sky Begins.












Awards and Reviews


An impressive book a welcome addition to the travelers' repertoire.

Great Plains Review



Peruse and Purchase


Peruse a sample chapter here


Purchase Details:

Softcover / Full color throughout

6 x 9”

368 pp.

second edition - $29.95 Cdn


ISBN 978-1-896150-84-0