A rare moment in Victoria B.C
A rare moment in Victoria B.C
A beautiful white snow blanket covered our
city for a few hours today.
Let it snow …
A scenic hour and a half drive to the west of Calgary leads one to the most popular national park in the world. Banff National Park is one of Canada’s oldest national park, and was established as a national park in 1887, and occupies 2,564 square miles along the east side of the Rocky Mountains. The park is composed of mountainous terrain, complete with glaciers, alpine meadows, emerald lakes and a dense coniferous forest. Everywhere you look is like looking at a picture-perfect postcard. Aside from the towns of Banff and Lake Louise, it is about 93% untouched wilderness.
A visit to Banff National Park means an exploration of the grandeur of the Canadian Rockies and its pristine white surroundings. It also offers experiences in winter adventure, wildlife and a true mountain lifestyle
.The Canadian Rockies are unarguably one of the most extravagantly beautiful mountain ranges on Earth. The mountains and the vast stretches of wilderness that make up the birthplace of Canada’s first national park offer stunning sceneries of glaciers, lakes, valleys, and snow-capped mountain peaks. Animals such as deer and elk can be observed at all seasons.
Just some of the things to do here: a diverse mountain terrain in Banff National Park is the perfect backdrop for hiking, biking & strolling. Once you get tired from all these outdoor physical activities, you can relax and dip yourself into the soothing natural waters of its outdoor hot springs. You can choose from its 1,600 kilometers of glorious alpine trails for hikes amongst beautiful alpine meadows, the most famous of which is the Sunshine Meadow. You can cruise Lake Minnewanka or canoe yourself to the far shores of Lake Louise.
Noted for its beauty, diversity of its plant and animal wildlife, and ongoing geological processes, the Banff National Park became part of the UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984.
Pack your bags now and experience nature!
If you have been wanting to escape the urban bustle and cityscape for awhile, try to picture yourself in a getaway surrounded by towering mountains in the Canadian Rockies, and untouched wilderness and pristine lakes tucked into alpine valleys. Jasper National Park is the perfect getaway you are looking for. Nestled in the mountain town of Jasper, it’s very low-key and unpretentious; as a travel destination, it’s an outdoor sports haven, with activities such as mountain hiking during summer and skiing and dog sledding during winter. Jasper National Park is one of Canada’s oldest and largest national parks and in the old days, Jasper was once considered a sleepy town caught in the middle of a vast wilderness.
But more recently, it has become a popular getaway from urban life, and a magical place to reconnect with nature. The town of Jasper is a community where the locals welcome you as a long-lost friend. You will find all the comforts that you long for, from luxury hotels, to cozy cabins and if you feel like roughing it out, full-serviced campsites. Wildlife is in abundance, where it is common sight to find a herd of elk napping right on one’s front lawn.
Jasper is also considered as one of the world’s second largest dark sky preserve. A dark sky preserve, as the name implies, is a place where the night sky that is sufficiently dark and free from artificial light pollution to promote the study and practice of astronomy, as well as to protect the habitats of nocturnal wildlife.
With thousands of trails and campsites to choose from, wildlife beyond measure and one of the largest Dark Sky Preserve on the planet, there are endless ways to enjoy the magic of Jasper National Park.
By day, Jasper offers outdoor fun set against a backdrop of wilderness and at night, it turns into a stunning wilderness of stars.