Animal Footprints of the Canadian Rockies

Animal footprints in the Canadian Rockies

The Banff National Park Information Centre in downtown Banff has an interesting wildlife footprints display.

It is fun for kids and grown-ups alike to try to guess what animal has which footprint.

Can you guess which is an elk, a …

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 …

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.…

Canada Day in Jasper National Park and Banff National Park

There’s one thing you can count on every year on July 1st in Canada:  Canada Day, where Canada celebrates its birthday with fun activities and fireworks.

Jasper and Banff National Park each have Canada Day celebrations planned. They have 3 …

Where to Ski in Banff National Park

The bears may be hibernating, but winter is when the skiing comes alive in the Canadian Rockies. In the big Canadian Rockies national parks reside several ski areas. Today, let’s look at where to ski in Banff National Park, Jasper …

Banff National Park on a Budget

I am obsessed with spending as little cash as possible on a vacation.  The more I can save, the longer I can vacation and the more I can see.  For the Jasper National Park traveler, saving money may mean being …

Trip Reports from the Canadian Rockies in Winter

What are travelers seeing and doing in the Canadian Rockies this winter? The are finding ways to have fun in Jasper and Banff National Parks.

Here’s a round-up:

  • Back in November, Micael takes some great photos of Athabasca Falls in

Arthur Frommer recommends Canadian Rockies

In an article on the San Francisco Chronicle (here), travel guru Arthur Frommer writes about visiting Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies, praising Banff sites for being the “undisputed champions of soaring limestone scenery”.

From what I …

Parker Ridge Trail – Hiking in Banff National Park on the Jasper Border

Ah, the Canadian Rockies.

For those travelers who would enjoy an awesome view of a glacier, snow-capped mountains and the chance to see mountain goats on an easy afternoon hike along an alpine ridge surrounded by the Canadian Rockies, the …