Canadian Winter Wonderland - Banff, 2014 January 10

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January 10th 2014
Published: May 6th 2014
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These are the energetic ones!
Rather than a winter getaway to the sun, this year I went on three day trips with the Skrastins Outdoor Club. While most of the members enjoyed a day of skiing or snowshoeing, a few of us less intrepid types enjoyed walking in the crisp mountain air.

Banff is close to home for Calgarians, easy to take for granted. Looked at through a traveller's eyes, it is a world-class resort. Those are the eyes that took the photos for today's blog. We got off the bus near the former golf course in the morning and got on the bus in the afternoon at the Banff Springs Hotel.

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Bow Falls Bow Falls
Bow Falls

After the 2013 June floods, Bow Falls are almost unrecognizable.
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Bow Falls ice

Ice shapes are endlessly fascinating.

Moss grows prolifically, warmed by the underground hot springs.

A wood carver's temptation!
Recently fallen treeRecently fallen tree
Recently fallen tree

Nature's artist!
Bow RiverBow River
Bow River

Natural ice sculpture
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Sulphur Mountain

A colour photo taken when the landscape has no colour
Cascade MountainCascade Mountain
Cascade Mountain

Ah, the sun peaks through!

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