Waterton is an incredibly windy place and the wind howled all night the first night and most of the second day too. We didn't let that get to us though and we went out and enjoyed the park anyway! We checked out downtown Waterton in the morning and had lunch at the lake shore with a nice view of the Prince of Wales hotel on the hill across the lake. Waterton is a cute little town (population 70 in the winter) with several nice hotels and inns. The Prince of Wales is very old and castle-like, and since it was up on the hill you can see … Continue Reading ››
We went camping at Waterton Lakes National Park for the Canada Day long weekend. We had never been there before but we went with Rich and Patti (and Keiran and Brenna) who had, and so we had some help figuring out where to go. They suggested a very nice campground and they had a list of kid friendly hikes that we could all do. Although the park is in the Rockies, the terrain is surprisingly different than we see in the Mountain Parks closer to Calgary. The wildflowers were in full bloom for our visit and so it was a great time of year to be there! The one … Continue Reading ››
I have been wanting to capture the mountains in their full morning glory for quite awhile, but my timing has either been off when I go into the mountains or I am too far away to do them justice. I went skiing last weekend and happened to arrive at the Eastern edge of the mountain parks at just the right time. I pulled over and quickly took these pictures. I wanted a few more with a different perspective and so I was changing lenses when it was suddenly all over as if someone had flipped a switch. The vistas were beautiful in the afternoon too, so I stopped a couple … Continue Reading ››
Here are a few shots from my trip to Sunshine on Friday. I overheard some staff guys talking about how it was the nicest day of the year! Although there was no new snow and there were rocks and branches starting to poke through on the steep sections, it was an incredible day and a beautiful location!