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13 Things Only Alberta BFFs Do For Each Other

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1. Help dig each other's cars out of the snow...in April.

You should have known putting away your winter jacket and mitts would jinx it.
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You should have known putting away your winter jacket and mitts would jinx it.

2. Always carry extra bug spray.

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If you have skin, you're pretty much doomed.

3. And bear spray.

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The only surprise visitor you want in the woods is another hiker with extra trail snacks!

4. Lend each other cowboy hats.

You may have left yours at that awesome pancake breakfast yesterday, but you don't have time to go looking for it before tonight's festivities!
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You may have left yours at that awesome pancake breakfast yesterday, but you don't have time to go looking for it before tonight's festivities!

5. Or cute cowboy outfits.

When July rolls around, you need to dress the whole part! And you can totally work some hipster into your ensemble.
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When July rolls around, you need to dress the whole part! And you can totally work some hipster into your ensemble.

6. Help change each other's tires after hitting one too many potholes.

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"Yay, the snow has melted! Yay, our cars are still going to get beat up! Alberta, why won't you let us have nice things?"

7. Overlook your differences in hockey team affinity.

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Even though you know your team is better! Not good, but better!

8. Confiscate each other's wallets after too much shopping at the mall in Edmonton.

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Friends don't let friends buy more outfits than they can count on two hands, especially if they all involve high-waisted jeans, oversized sweaters, or skinny ties.

9. Convince each other to keep hiking until you find that absolutely perfect picnic spot.

Yes, you're hungry — but it's always worth searching for that remote table and breathtaking view.
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Yes, you're hungry — but it's always worth searching for that remote table and breathtaking view.

10. Take care of booking winter escapes.

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Someone's gotta be the organized one — or you'll be trying to soak in warmer temps from other people's poolside photos.

11. And campsites for May Long Weekend

Requirements: something with even ground, a huge fire pit, and thickly packed trees for cover in case it snows. Yes, snow. In May. You heard that right.
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Requirements: something with even ground, a huge fire pit, and thickly packed trees for cover in case it snows. Yes, snow. In May. You heard that right.

12. Help each other through serious meat sweats.

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Small sips of water...cool towels...and no regrets because Alberta beef is just soooo goooood!

13. And, when life gets a little too hectic, remind each other to just go outside and look at the stars.

This province isn't exactly for the faint of heart. But our Northern Lights are almost as amazing as our friends. ;)
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This province isn't exactly for the faint of heart. But our Northern Lights are almost as amazing as our friends. ;)