Our bags were packed and
we were ready to go....
Where, you ask?
North of the border and
landing in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Calgary is a beautiful city where the
skyscrapers reach for clear blue Western sky.
And the incredible Canadian Rocky Mountains
leave the prairie behind and ascend to the clouds.
It's a destination that Running Man and I have
always wanted to experience.
It's difficult to capture
the beauty of the surrounding scenery.
Snow capped mountain peaks
(even in July)
Unbelievable blue water
The Tauck tour we were on made
our trip easy and fun with incredible views
around each curve.
Our official mountain holiday began at the Kananaska
Mountain Lodge and some Western hospitality.
From there we traveled to Lake Louise.
We watched the morning sunlight slowly
creep down the mountain and over the glacier
at the Chateau Lake Louise.
Lake Moraine was unbelievable
with its tropical blue-green glacial water.
This photo has not been enhanced!
From there we traveled north to Jasper
via the Icefields Parkway
How about getting up close and personal with the
It was freezing and very slippery.
I pretty much
stayed in one spot while Running Man kept on going.
The Jasper Park Lodge
offered great hikes,
deep valleys carved by those glaciers.
One more stop, Banff and the
Historic Banff Springs Hotel
Complete with bagpipes.
We definitely needed more time
to explore each location.
The weather was beautiful,
the food was delicious, and
the people warm and friendly.
Ready to pack your bags and go
for a visit?
If you do, you'll have an incredible holiday.
Until Next Time-
Looks like a fabulous trip! Such beautiful scenery. And to top it all off...a Canadian Mountie!ReplyDelete
Many, many years ago, we did a driving tour of Banff, Jasper and the Icefields Pkwy on our way to Kitimat ..... and yes, incredible! So glad you enjoyed the visit.ReplyDelete
What gorgeous photos! I would love to go there someday!ReplyDelete
I'm glad you had such a great trip! The weather has been fantastic this summer. Your photos are amazing - especially of the sunrise at Lake Louise!ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos! I had the good fortune to travel through Banff and Jasper many years ago. Recall seeing Dall sheep right on the highway. Gorgeous country.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing those great photos! That area of Canada is on my husband’s and my travel “wish list.”😊. It looks especially inviting as we suffer through a several day heat wave!ReplyDelete
What an incredible vacation. I’ve never been to Calgary. Your photos are stunning!ReplyDelete
Oh, I am happy to see what a great experience you had up North. Isn't it lovely country? My MIL was from Alberta and we made a few trips up over the years to visit family and take in the scenery. My very favorite experience of all was canoeing on Lake Moraine. Only one other canoe on the water, and it was so majestic and serene. We never made it to Jasper and the glacier--but we are headed to Alaska next month and hope to experience a glacier there!ReplyDelete
Wow, what a beautiful place, and it looks so refreshing - great to escape the heat!ReplyDelete
What a fabulous vacation! Love your photos especially the one of the sunrise! I would be in awe of the scenery at every turn :) Gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Breathtaking photos! Months prior to the big shutdown, we visited many of the same sites. No matter which way a person turns, there is gorgeous scenery. The color of the turquoise water is truly beautiful. I have similar photos of the famous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise taken from the room and across the lake. Lucky you to have seen the sun on the surrounding mountains! Nor was I fortunate to bump into a handsome Royal Canadian Mounted Police Officer (wink).ReplyDelete
Ohhh Kyle, I love all your photos. Canada is on my list of places I'd like to visit in this life, and your beautiful pictures have reinforced that for me. I can see you're having an amazing time, and I'm loving virtually travelling along with you.ReplyDelete
Oh how Marvelous! What incredible scenic photos. I feel I've just been on a mini vacation savoring your post. I'll have to put this on my life list for travel. Loved the moose photo. I've always wanted to see one, but haven't yet.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful trip. It all looks amazing!!!ReplyDelete
Oh thank you for the wonderful pictures !! I traveled with you with your post !ReplyDelete
This is somewhere we've always wanted to travel; your photo journal makes that trip all the more compelling!ReplyDelete
Oh, what a wonderful trip you had, Kyle! I've ALWAYS wanted to visit Lake Louise as my grandmother so loved her visit there years and years ago. The landscape looks unbelievably beautiful and your photos are so great! I really do hope to make my way up there some year and will definitely look into doing a Tauck tour--thanks for the recommendation!ReplyDelete
These are gorgeous pictures, and look like a wonderful trip. I've been to Canada but mostly to visit relatives. I haven't been to Calgary but it does look like I need to go there!ReplyDelete
Oh, I'm so glad that you enjoyed your trip to Alberta - it looks like you had a fabulous time, including a visit with a Mountie! I've been to Banff to ski years ago but have yet to enjoy the view at Lake Louise.ReplyDelete