The Canadian Rockies (Part One)

In mid-July, we took a trip to the Canadian Rockies. After living in Eastern Canada and the USA for so many years, it was a surprise to realize that we now live less than eight hours by road from either Banff or Jasper. With travel restrictions in place, the parks were not as busy as usual, and we were readily able to camp in the parks, and maintain social isolation. As we have had a cool spring and cool early summer this year, there is still a lot of snow and ice in the mountains. The scenery is spectacular.

Kinney Lake, Mount Robson Provincial Park, BC
The wildflowers are also exceptional at this time of year.
Moraine Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta
Waterfall at Mount Edith Cavell, Jasper National Park, AB
Bow Lake, Banff National Park, AB
In Banff NP
Glacier, Mount Edith Cavell, Jasper National Park
Top of Mount Robson, BC
Mount Robson, viewed from the Visitor Centre, Mount Robson Provincial Park. This south side of Mount Robson features about 9000 feet of vertical drop.It is the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies.
Johnson Lake, Banff NP
Bow Lake, Banff NP
Columbia Icefield, Jasper NP
Upper Waterfowl Lake, Banff NP
Mountain peaks, viewed from the Icefields Highway, between Banff and Jasper

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