Photo: Clouds in Calgary

Is Calgary known for strange weather?

I haven’t spent a whole lot of time in Calgary just yet, using it and Calgary Airport more as a starting point to get to Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies.

But each …

Photo: Canadian Rockies Mandatory Rest Stop

Ok, I jest.

But anytime you are driving along and all of the sudden come to a stop for a freight train, you’ve experienced it:

The Canadian Rockies Mandatory Rest Stop.

Yes, they happen.

Yes, you could be sitting for …

Photo of the Day: Sunwapta Falls black and white

The Sunwapta Falls make a good quick stop on the Icefield Parkway on the way from Jasper National Park’s central townsite area to the Icefield Centre or on the way to Banff National Park.

A stop at Sunwapta Falls offers …

Photo of the Day: Johnston Canyon Trail in Banff National Park

Johnston Canyon water flowing along the edge

Yes, Johnston Canyon Trail in Banff National Park is a popular hiking trail.

There are a million great photos of the waterfalls and Johnston Creek that show why.

This Photo of the Day is a photo of a fragment of …

Make time for the Icefield Parkway during your Canadian Rockies vacation

Mountains along the Icefield Parkway

The Icefield Parkway is the scenic highway connecting Banff National Park with Jasper National Park.

And as far as scenic roadways go, the Icefield Parkway is tops.  You’ll never have a long drive that is so enjoyable. Seriously – unless …

Photo of the Day: Icefield Parkway near Athabasca Glacier

Near Athabasca Glacier

With so many sites along one of the most scenic stretches of road in the world, the Icefield Parkway is a must while vacationing in Jasper National Park or Banff National Park.

The Icefield Parkway connects the 2 parks. It …

A White-crowned Sparrow in Jasper National Park

White-crowned Sparrow in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada

The white-crowned sparrow is quite common throughout North America and you’ve probably seen them many times if you are from Canada or the USA.  If not, you’ll get a chance to see them in the Canadian Rockies.

I saw the …

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 …