Blogs from Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada, North America


North America » Canada » Alberta » Banff National Park June 13th 2023

We both slept quite well last night, but were woken early by the young child next door. Well, I had woken around 06:00 and was reading quietly, but Susan hadn’t stirred before the crying started around 06:30, and was a bit put out that it wasn’t even 07:00! Anyway, we got a reasonably early start, with yesterday’s blog sorted and granola bars and bananas for breakfast. After filling Megan’s fuel tank, we headed off to Johnston Canyon about 45 minutes away. The day was warm and sunny, and we were dressed in shorts and T-shirts. We paid our park fees as we entered the Banff National Park, and drove past signs warning of wildlife on the road and the risk of avalanches. I doubt much wildlife gets anywhere near the road as it has high wire ... read more
Lower Falls.
Lower Falls.
Cute little ground squirrel :-)

North America » Canada » Alberta » Banff National Park February 9th 2022

Some of the best-known mountain scenery on Earth is concentrated in a set of seven parks in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Indeed, in much of the world, mention of Canada evokes images of snow-capped peaks and chateauesque hotels in parks named Banff or Jasper. More than nine million people annually visit the seven preserves along the Alberta-British Columbia border. Rocky Mountain peaks, turquoise glacial lakes, a picture-perfect mountain town and village, abundant wildlife and scenic drives come together in Banff National Park - Canada’s first national park and the flagship of the nation’s park system. Over three million visitors a year make the pilgrimage to the park for a variety of activities including hiking, biking, skiing and camping in some of the world’s most breathtaking mountain scenery. Banff is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks ... read more

North America » Canada » Alberta » Banff National Park February 6th 2022


North America » Canada » Alberta » Banff National Park January 1st 2022

1. You pick the route (Banff town) 2. Walking on & around Lake Louise 3. A walk into Banff 4. A drive into Banff 5. From Banff Springs Hotel to Bow Falls 6. Ghost lake ice driving 7. Cave & Basin & Hot Springs habitat 8. Vermillion Lake 9. Ski at Lake Louise Ski Resort 10. Ski at Sunshine Ski Resort... read more

North America » Canada » Alberta » Banff National Park December 31st 2021

1.Two Jack Lake with Patrick - Two Jack Lake named after Jack Stanley, who operated a boat concession on lake Minnewanka at one time, and Jack Watters, who worked for the mines in Bankhead, a town which flourished at the base of Cascade Mountain just after the turn of the century. 2.Lake Windermere with Pam - Lake Windermere wasn’t always called what it is today. It was first named Lower Columbia Lake. The average depth of the lake is only 15 ft (4 ½ m). Windermere and Invermere were named after regions in Britain. Tens of thousands of years ago, most of the Rocky Mountain Trench, as we know it today lay under about 6,000 feet of ice. As the ice gradually melted, it left behind lakes, rivers and streams in the valleys between the mountain ... read more

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North America » Canada » Alberta » Banff National Park November 6th 2021

Sulphur Mountain, Vermillion Lakes & Ha Ling Peak... read more

North America » Canada » Alberta » Banff National Park July 16th 2021

Glad for only a low level of haze from forest fire smoke, the eight walkers in our group followed the sun-dappled woodland path around Johnson Lake . The coolness of green buoyed our spirits after the heat of the past few days. Deadwood from fallen trees in the forest and in the water were fascinating in their many stages of beneficial decay. Discovering the correct unmarked path, we came to an old cabin, once home to a recluse who survived only because of a few non-judgemental friends. The cabin itself, explored by Carla, was empty, but hunks of thoroughly rusted metal outside gave rise to unanswerable questions. Emerging from the forest as we rounded the end of the lake, we were happy to see Black-eyed Susans and other wild flowers. Doz... read more
Cascade Ponds
Johnson Lake

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