We didn’t know what we were going to get ourselves into. We had just spent a week camping and hiking and were about to enter our first “real” city in days. All we knew about Moncton was that it held about 70,000 people and that it had bars in it that would be open and serving beer.

Our X-Can ’06 roadtrip started off fine, but once we crossed the Canadian Rockies it became clear that we were still wet behind the ears. Here are a few lessons we learned while in Alberta.