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August 3rd 2008
Published: August 11th 2008
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After taking so many pictures (OVER 1400), just a few to give you a feel of what Canada & Alaska is about.
I have tried to place the photos in an approximate order of the places that we visited.
The whales were a definite highlight of holiday, especially the humpbacks breaching in the bay off Juneau.
There were so many places to see and it was great that we were on an organised tour. Our guide Jenni and the coach driver Lorne were a good double act and made some of the transfers between locations more interesting than just a coach trip.

Additional photos below
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Calgary Calgary

Looking to the Rockies from the Calgay Tower
Winter OlympicsWinter Olympics
Winter Olympics

Where Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards came to fame
Banff (Nice Day)Banff (Nice Day)
Banff (Nice Day)

Orientation Tour (in the snow)
Sulphur Mountain (Snowy day)Sulphur Mountain (Snowy day)
Sulphur Mountain (Snowy day)

Trip up in the Banff Gondola (not much to see)
Banff & Cascade MountainBanff & Cascade Mountain
Banff & Cascade Mountain

A view of Banff from Sulphur Mountain with Cascade Mountain in the background
Banff High StreetBanff High Street
Banff High Street

Banff looking towards Cascade mountain
Banff Springs HotelBanff Springs Hotel
Banff Springs Hotel

The posh Banff Springs Hotel from Sulphur Mountain
Sulphur Mountain (2nd visit)Sulphur Mountain (2nd visit)
Sulphur Mountain (2nd visit)

We had to go up the mountain so that we could at least see the views
Lake MinnewankaLake Minnewanka
Lake Minnewanka

Lake just outside Banff, boat trip up to the end of lake
Lake MoraineLake Moraine
Lake Moraine

We had lunch here, before going to stay at the Chateau Lake Louise.
Emerald LakeEmerald Lake
Emerald Lake

The sun came out here and the midges, a beautiful lake
Lake Louise (early morning)Lake Louise (early morning)
Lake Louise (early morning)

This was Lake Louise at its best, 7am - no people and quiet
Lake PeytoLake Peyto
Lake Peyto

Named after Wild Bill Peyto, the lake trail had just been opened to the public recently
Columbia IcefieldsColumbia Icefields
Columbia Icefields

A bit tragic that the icefields are retreating, I wander if we are contributing to its demise!!
Busy IcefieldsBusy Icefields
Busy Icefields

Loads of tourists in the 'Sno' coaches
Athabasca GlacierAthabasca Glacier
Athabasca Glacier

Huge glacier behind, there were plenty of people in front of us
Jasper Park Lodge (Lake Beauvert)Jasper Park Lodge (Lake Beauvert)
Jasper Park Lodge (Lake Beauvert)

Centre parcs was never like this - beautiful setting
Maligne GorgeMaligne Gorge
Maligne Gorge

Two of the group, Geoff & Trevor at the Maligne gorge.
Spirit Island (Lake Maligne)Spirit Island (Lake Maligne)
Spirit Island (Lake Maligne)

Famous island on Lake Maligne. The weather was wet for the boat ride to the island but cleared enough for some photo opportunities.
Raft ride (Rear)Raft ride (Rear)
Raft ride (Rear)

We walked to Jasper when some of the group rafted, we waited for them at the landing point downstream
Raft ride (Front)Raft ride (Front)
Raft ride (Front)

Front half of raft coming downstream

22nd July 2011
Sulphur Mountain (Snowy day)

Hi Al, My sister and I went on a similar cruise to Alaska....the pictures look just like what we saw....It was beautiful and your pictures are awesome!

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