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Canadian Rockies

The Canadian Rockies are absolutely spectacular.  This was the third time I went there, but only the first time to take digital pictures.  I chose a tour with a different route to take off at Calgary, from where we first visited Waterton Lakes National Park, then to Glazier National Park in Montana, USA, before reaching Banff National Park where most of the famous sights of the Canadian Rockies are located, among which the Bow River, Bow Falls, Moraine Lake, Lake Louise and the amazingly green Peyto Lake.  The most challenging part was taking snapshots from the bus window everyday.  The feeling of capturing the snow-capped mountains and the valleys blended in the morning mist was beyond words could describe.

The sightseeing in Jasper National Park began with the Athabasca Falls which looked gloomy under the cloudy sky.  The next day when we passed by the Medicine Lake en route to Maligne Lake, we were met by an August snowstorm.  I couldn't have taken the boat ride to see the Spirit Island which was tiny, yet part of the purpose of my trip, because it has always been one of the landmarks representing the Canadian Rockies.  The upside of the snowstorm was that when we continued on to the Columbia Icefield (partly in Jasper and partly in Banff National Park) the following day, the scenery covered with the new snow was just stunning and inspiring.  After the stop at Columbia Icefield, my tour itinerary ended and the group returned to Calgary.  I was lucky to extend my Rockies experience for two more days, thanks to my friends Eric and Theresa, who drove me back to Banff, to see Johnston Canyon and Lake Louise to let me walk around it to the other end to see the whole lake.  On my last day, they even drove me to Yoho National Park to see the Natural Bridge at the Kicking Horse River, and the Emerald Lake, a lake that you might think that would only appear in a dream (the last photo of this album).

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01_Waterton Lakes National Park.jpg
01_Waterton Lakes National Park.jpg
02_Waterton Lakes National Park.jpg
02_Waterton Lakes National Park.jpg
03_Waterton Lakes National Park.jpg
03_Waterton Lakes National Park.jpg
04_Prince of Wales Hotel.jpg
04_Prince of Wales Hotel.jpg
05_Waterton Lakes National Park.jpg
05_Waterton Lakes National Park.jpg
06_A shot from the bus_Chief Mountain, MT, USA.jpg
06_A shot from the bus_Chief Mountain, MT, USA.jpg
07_Clements Mountain, MT, USA.jpg
07_Clements Mountain, MT, USA.jpg
08_A shot from the bus_Traces of wild fire, MT, USA.jpg
08_A shot from the bus_Traces of wild fire, MT, USA.jpg
09_A shot from the bus_St Mary Lake, MT, USA.jpg
09_A shot from the bus_St Mary Lake, MT, USA.jpg
10_The worlds first international peace park.jpg
10_The worlds first international peace park.jpg
11_3 Sisters_Faith, Charity & Hope.jpg
11_3 Sisters_Faith, Charity & Hope.jpg
12_Lake Minnewanka.jpg
12_Lake Minnewanka.jpg
13_Two Jack Lake.jpg
13_Two Jack Lake.jpg
14_Remembering the open ranch era.jpg
14_Remembering the open ranch era.jpg
15_A sculpture to honour the ranchers.jpg
15_A sculpture to honour the ranchers.jpg
16_View from Sulphur Mountain.jpg
16_View from Sulphur Mountain.jpg
17_Bow River.jpg
17_Bow River.jpg
18_Bow Falls.jpg
18_Bow Falls.jpg
19_Where the raft tour starts.jpg
19_Where the raft tour starts.jpg
20_A float trip.jpg
20_A float trip.jpg
21_View from the Bow River Bridge.jpg
21_View from the Bow River Bridge.jpg
22_Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.jpg
22_Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.jpg
23_Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.jpg
23_Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.jpg
24_A shot from the bus.jpg
24_A shot from the bus.jpg
25_Moraine Lake.jpg
25_Moraine Lake.jpg
26_Lake Louise.jpg
26_Lake Louise.jpg
27_Lake Louise.jpg
27_Lake Louise.jpg
28_A shot from the bus.jpg
28_A shot from the bus.jpg
29_A shot from the bus.jpg
29_A shot from the bus.jpg
30_A shot from the bus.jpg
30_A shot from the bus.jpg
31_Athabasca Falls.jpg
31_Athabasca Falls.jpg
32_Athabasca Falls.jpg
32_Athabasca Falls.jpg
33_August snowstorm seen from the bus.jpg
33_August snowstorm seen from the bus.jpg
34_Maligne Lake in the snow.jpg
34_Maligne Lake in the snow.jpg
35_Maligne Canyon.jpg
35_Maligne Canyon.jpg
36_Maligne Canyon.jpg
36_Maligne Canyon.jpg
37_A shot from the bus.jpg
37_A shot from the bus.jpg
38_A shot from the bus.jpg
38_A shot from the bus.jpg
39_A shot from the bus.jpg
39_A shot from the bus.jpg
40_Approaching Columbia Icefield.jpg
40_Approaching Columbia Icefield.jpg
41_Athabasca Glacier.jpg
41_Athabasca Glacier.jpg
42_Walking on the icefield.jpg
42_Walking on the icefield.jpg
43_Glacier adventure tour.jpg
43_Glacier adventure tour.jpg
44_View from the Victoria Icefield.jpg
44_View from the Victoria Icefield.jpg
45_From winter to summer.jpg
45_From winter to summer.jpg
46_Come over here !.jpg
46_Come over here !.jpg
47_So nice and warm.jpg
47_So nice and warm.jpg
48_A shot from the bus.jpg
48_A shot from the bus.jpg
49_A shot from the bus.jpg
49_A shot from the bus.jpg
50_Peyto Lake.jpg
50_Peyto Lake.jpg
51_A shot from the bus.jpg
51_A shot from the bus.jpg
52_A shot from the bus.jpg
52_A shot from the bus.jpg
53_A shot from the bus.jpg
53_A shot from the bus.jpg
54_A shot from the bus.jpg
54_A shot from the bus.jpg
55_A shot from the bus_Castle Mountain.jpg
55_A shot from the bus_Castle Mountain.jpg
56_A scenic stop on Highway 1.jpg
56_A scenic stop on Highway 1.jpg
57_Johnston Canyon Lower Falls.jpg
57_Johnston Canyon Lower Falls.jpg
58_Return to Lake Louise.jpg
58_Return to Lake Louise.jpg
59_Lake Louise.jpg
59_Lake Louise.jpg
60_Lake Louise.jpg
60_Lake Louise.jpg
61_The end of this famous lake.jpg
61_The end of this famous lake.jpg
62_Activity by the lake.jpg
62_Activity by the lake.jpg
63_Cliff climber.jpg
63_Cliff climber.jpg
64_A brave young lady.jpg
64_A brave young lady.jpg
65_Looking back at Chateau Lake Louise.jpg
65_Looking back at Chateau Lake Louise.jpg
66_Kicking Horse River.jpg
66_Kicking Horse River.jpg
67_Natural Brige.jpg
67_Natural Brige.jpg
68_Please feed me.jpg
68_Please feed me.jpg
69_Thank you very much.jpg
69_Thank you very much.jpg
70_Emerald Lake.jpg
70_Emerald Lake.jpg
71_Emerald Lake.jpg
71_Emerald Lake.jpg
72_Emerald Lake.jpg
72_Emerald Lake.jpg