National Parks

Jasper National Park Lodge

3 Things to do in Jasper National Park

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[…]

Parker Ridge Saskatchewan Glacier

Parker Ridge and the Saskatchewan Glacier – Jasper NP

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[…]

Rocky Mountain Wild Flower

Stunning Wild Flowers of the Rockies

On this trip, from Colorado to Jasper and beyond, we were astounded by the density and variety of the stunning wild flowers of the Rockies. As part of our motorcycle touring, we try to get in as much hiking as we can. If all we do is ride and eat[…]

Lake Louise

Enchanting Panorama at this Lakeside Eatery in Banff

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 Downtown

Experience the Mountain Region of Banff National Park

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[…]

Going to the Sun Road

Going to the Sun Road – Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park Glacier National Park is dubbed the Crown of the Continent. The park is stunningly beautiful with hiking trails to waterfalls, lakes, and yes…glaciers too. All of the trails have sublime views complete with an overabundance of wildflowers. The famous Going to the Sun Road is an amazing[…]

Glacier National Park

The Sad Story of Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park Get there as soon as you can. By our observations during our visit, and from what we heard from the rangers, Glacier National Park could be a misnomer by as soon as 2030. With over 150 glaciers in the park when it was founded in 1910, there[…]

Yellowstone National Park Prismatic Spring

Hey Yogi – The 4 Best Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone was founded as America’s first national park in 1872. It’s the second largest national park in the 48 states after Death Valley. Based on that alone you can expect there would be a lot to do in the park. When you consider it overlies a supervolcano (a hot spot,[…]

Geysers to Glaciers

From Geysers to Glaciers – 5 Amazing Stops along the US Rockies

So now we’re on to a part of the trip we like to unofficially call Geysers to Glaciers. It’s our route from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park via the Beartooth Scenic Byway. Along the way we found several noteworthy towns, two of which we’ll take a closer look[…]