A few weeks ago we decided to go on a small road trip. We started in Vancouver and drove to Kamloops. Kamloops was just an overnight stop, our next stop was Jasper and from Jasper all the way to Banff. In order to get to Banff we took the Icefields Parkway.
Even though we had quite a bit of snow on our way there, the ride was magnificent! It cleared out and by the time we entered the park, we had blue skies!
Icefields Parkway (photo taken by Kris)
(photo taken by Kris)
Our next visit was Johnston Canyon. It’s a really short hike, but because of the icy sections it took us a quite a while to get to the actual falls.
We spent the evening in Banff and did a leisurely stroll through the village. It’s a really neat little town with lots of stores and restaurants.
The next day we decided to go to Lake Louise. We had never seen it in winter and I have to say, it was a pleasant surprise! Because the lake was still frozen you could walk all the way to the very back of the lake and it was even groomed for cross country skiing.
Walking on Lake Louise
Kris has way more pictures of our walk, but that’s for our next post.
One other thing I wanted to quickly mention are the wildlife overpasses. Recently I read a book called “Walking the Big Wild” and it made me pay attention to the efforts that Parks Canada and Banff have put in creating wildlife crossings. The crossings are structures that allow animals to cross human-made barriers safely. The ones created in Banff are definitely the most recognizable wildlife crossings in the world. Banff has 22 underpasses and 2 overpasses. There are plans to build at least 17 more!
Anyway, that’s it for today. Hope you enjoyed reading this post. More to come soon!
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