Oh so famous Lake Louise – Alberta, Canada

Our final stop in the Canadian Rockies was ever-popular and very crowded Lake Louise.  Located in Banff National Park, it’s one of the best known lakes in the Rocky Mountains. Even a little girl we met in Montana gushed with excitement when she overheard me mentioning it to her parents. If you’ve missed our previous Canadian Rockies tales, click on the posts below […]

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Wonderful Jasper National Park – Jasper, AB

Maligne lake

This post details stop #4, at Jasper National Park.  It’s loaded with pictures of stunning scenery and awe-inspiring natural wonders of the Rocky Mountains. Although the weather was not always picture perfect, I managed to capture a lot of the surrounding beauty.  The cameras stayed warm on this stop! We didn’t waste any time upon our arrival in Jasper, immediately hitting the visitor center […]

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Visiting friends in Edmonton, Alberta

Muttart Conservatory

The map below is the route and stops we made while in Alberta.  If you missed our previous stops, click here for stop #1 and here for stop #2.  For our third stop, we could have driven straight to Jasper National Park via Banff National Park.  But we had Canadian friends in Edmonton that we were excited to visit. Leaving Cowtown (aka Calgary) […]

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Sightseeing in Calgary, Alberta


Following our wonderful journey on the Rocky Mountaineer and a few days in Banff, a bus took us back to Calgary Airport where we had left our car when we flew to Vancouver.  We hastened back to Cochrane, where Betsy was patiently waiting at Bow Rivers Edge Campground. Our first glimpse of Calgary was the rows and rows of homes built on the […]

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Banff National Park – Banff, AB

After being spoiled and indulged aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, we disembarked at our final destination, Banff, a busy town within Banff National Park.  We didn’t bring Betsy here, planning instead to stop at Lake Louise later to meet up with friends.  So instead we extended our stay to three nights and rented a car for our explorations. Banff (pronounced “Banph”) is named after […]

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles – Vancouver to Banff, Canada

Rocky Mountaineer

As you may have noticed I’ve been absent from the blogosphere recently.  Once again, blogging and reading friend’s blogs must take a back seat.  Our days here in Alberta, Canada have been a marathon of fun, and tapping keys on the computer just hasn’t been happening 🙂 I’ve taken many pictures of the stunning Canadian Rockies for all to view and enjoy in my future […]

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A hidden crown jewel – Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada

Red Chairs

It’s always music to our ears when “Randy” (our Rand McNally GPS) announces we’re crossing a state border, but it’s even more exciting when we cross an international border. So it was as we entered Alberta at the Chief Mountain crossing, just north of Glacier NP. After answering questions such as “Did you bring firewood?”, “Where do you keep your gun?” and “How much alcohol […]

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