Posted by: sunnyharvy | June 9, 2015

Canada’s Alpine Adventure

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Welcome to Canada’s Alpine Adventure. For over 125 years, Banff National Park has provided visitors with a healthy combination of unspoiled wilderness, modern amenities and opportunities for active exploration. With such a breathtaking landscape, it’s no surprise that this UNESCO World Heritage Site has been nominated time and again as a “must-see” destination for travelers around the world.

OK, the verbiage above was stolen from a tourism website, but I could not have said it better myself. 

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We camped next to Two Jack Lake shown above and below.

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Hiked at Johnson Lake.

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Checked out the historic Banff Springs Hotel.

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Toured the fascinating Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.

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Took in the truly amazing natural surroundings.

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Then headed a bit further north on the beautiful Bow Valley Parkway to the Village of Lake Louise.

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Panoramic of Lake Louise – click to view larger.

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The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

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View from the hotel bar.

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Lake Louise boat house.

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Many trails in the area are closed due to frequent Grizzly bear sightings. This one was right next to our campground.

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Panoramic of multiple high peaks along the road to Moraine Lake.

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Panoramic of Moraine Lake. The blue-green color of the lake is due to glacial rock flour.

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Al using our amazing Panasonic Lumix camera that has shot most all the photo you see on this blog.

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I think Pikas are so cute and you don’t often get a chance to photograph them.

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A mini-berg on Moraine Lake.

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Lest you think we’re the only ones on this journey, here’s a line-up of the “white box” rentals at the lake.

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Then there are the more unique vehicles. The variety of rigs people travel in never ceases to amuse us.

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Responses

  1. amazing mountain photos! Love the photo through the hotel bar window…

  2. Loved seeing your fabulous pictures. Now THAT was what we had hoped to see!


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