Sometimes, your mind can feel like it's spinning one thousand times faster, and you forget to breathe. It's good to take some time away from it all. Even if that's just for 2 days. As you may not know, Gull Lake is one of those places where I feel completely relaxed, as I have so many childhood memories from there. My family and I go camping here every year, as the water is super clear and shallow almost all the way out. I honestly spent the whole morning (6 am to 11 am!!) wading around from one end of the lake to the other, letting the sound of seagulls, crisp morning air, and low tides wash away my stresses.
It's important to take time out of your busy schedule to occupy your mind with the freshness of the outdoors instead. There are so many quaint little towns around this beach as well, that if you blinked you would miss them. I love Gull Lake because it's only an hour away from Edmonton, and once you've stepped onto the sands you feel detached from the usual city surroundings. It's so nice to get away! Here are some of my favourite photos from my Gull Lake visit, and I hope they bring you a beautiful sense of calm.
Some of my favourite get-away places in Alberta, Canada:
- The Biggest Dinosaur In The World, Drumheller // the best of the badlands, dinosaurs, & museums
- Banff // beautiful mountains, gift shops & hot springs
- End Of The World, Edmonton // a cliff that looks over the North Saskatchewan River
- Elk Island National Park // Perfect for camping or road trips, or see the stars on a clear night
For the rest of summer, I'm hoping to go on random drives where I don't really know where I'm going, in luck that I'll find some remote beach or crazy sunset. Just to explore. Chances are, that I'll run out of gas, haha!
Do you have that one place where you can completely escape to? Have you been to Alberta?