Hikers on Sulphur Skyline Trail – Photo of the Day

Hikers on Sulphur Skyline Trail, Jasper National Park

Today’s photo of the day was taken near the summit on the Sulphur Skyline Trail in Jasper National Park.  I highly recommend hiking the trail and then soaking in Miette Hot Springs afterward.

The photo is from a plateau area …

A Black Bear Having a Bad Hair Day in Banff National Park

Black Bear in Banff National Park

These photos are of a black bear casually nibbling on plants along the roadside in Banff National Park.

I was very lucky to spot this character on the Bow Valley Parkway near Banff townsite.

You may think black bears are …

The Whistlers Mountain in the Clouds

Jasper Tramway upper terminal in the clouds

These 2 photos are part of a series of photos I took on a cloudy day while atop The Whistlers Mountain near the Jasper Tramway upper terminal.

At one point, as I hiked up towards the summit, I looked down …

Elk along Bow Valley Parkway in Banff National Park – Photo of the Day

Elk in Banff National Park along Bow Valley Parkway 1A

Today’s photo is of an impressive pair of elk in Banff National Park.

These 2 elk fellows were walking along the Bow Valley Parkway 1A, a less traveled road that parallels Highway 1 from Banff townsite to Lake Louise Village.…

Bighorn Sheep Ewe in Jasper National Park – Photo of the Day

Bighorn Sheep in Jasper National Park

A bighorn sheep ewe and her lamb (child) feeding along Highway 16 (Yellowhead Highway) in Jasper National Park. In the background is Jasper Lake, which runs parallel to Highway 16.

I was lucky to spot these 2 in the afternoon …

On the Lookout for Animal Jams

An animal jam on highway 16 in Jasper

It takes a keen eye and a little luck to spot the wildlife in Jasper National Park and the Canadian Rockies.

The good news is that fellow travelers are looking too.  And when they see something…


“Stop the car, …

Pyramid Mountain – Photo of the Day

Pyramid Mountain and Pyramid Lake

Today’s Photo of the Day is one of Pyramid Mountain on a cloudy day in Jasper National Park.

From far away, the mountain looks a little like a pyramid.  That’s how it got its name.

It is a short 5-minute …

Taking Pictures of the Canadian Rockies in the Fog

When you visit Banff, Jasper and the other Canadian Rockies parks in the summer, the extreme weather conditions often result in fog clouds passing through the mountains.

As an entry on Wikipedia explains, fog is a cloud that is in …