Lake Louise Lake Louise is as breath taking as all of the millions of photos illustrate. Whether cloaked in the deep, powdery winter snows, or showing off its classically aqua blue water in summer, the lake is mobbed by tourists year round. Once we got over the hordes of tourists,[…]
Vancouver, BC best of West and farther West, with a touch of East We visited Vancouver, BC at Christmas time in 2005. It was an unplanned detour from our trip to Seattle for the holidays, and we really loved it. We couldn’t wait to go back. We had visited the[…]
Ferry to Vancouver Island The ferry from mainland Canada to Vancouver Island was quick and easy. We’ve had a lot of experience with ferries over in Europe when we travel there, and the trip from Horseshoe Bay (just north of Vancouver, BC) to Nanaimo (Vancouver Island) was super simple and[…]
Wildlife Viewing Jasper National Park has all types of wildlife that make traveling the area like a North American safari. Like in Africa, it’s best to get an early start or hang out at sunset to see the most wildlife activity. Don’t worry though, you’ll be able to see plenty[…]
Hike Heading up north from Banff into Jasper National Park, we were told by a bicyclist that the Parker Ridge Trail was a worthy hike in the southern end of the park. We were told it provided great views of the mountains and some spectacular overlooks. Our day started out[…]
Moraine Lake in Banff National Park Probably one of the most photographed places in the Canadian Rockies, if not the Rockies altogether. It’s a must see!
Chateau Lake Louise After a day of walking around and sight seeing in the Lake Louise vicinity, we worked up an appetite for a great meal. We arrived at Lake Louise and found one of our typical front row parking spots, thanks to being on 2 wheels instead of 4.[…]
Banff National Park is the crown jewel of the Canadian National Park System and that says a lot! For our visit, we divided the park into north and south, basically where we can in from the west along the Kootenay/Banff/Windermere Highway. The ride in along CA-93 is a feast for[…]