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|Banff, Alberta from the
Sulphur Mountain Gondola Observatory.
Gondola Station near Banff. 7,486 feet above sea level.
||Iceberg Lake at the
base of Mt. Edith Cavell in Jasper National Park
|We stayed at the Banff
Springs Hotel in the Bow River Valley.
||Sunwapta Falls off the
Icefield Parkway in Jasper National Park.
||The lobby of the
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.
|Angel Glacier hangs
from the face of Mt. Edith Cavell in Jasper National Park.
||Mountain view next to
the Icefield Parkway between Lake Louise and Jasper.
||Overlook at the Plain
of Six Glaciers. The trail head starts in front of the Chateau at Lake
|View from inside the
Panorama Restaurant at the top of Sulphur Mountain near Banff.
||Trail up to Sulphur
Mountain Weather Observatory. Before the Gondola, a weatherman climbed it
||Early morning on the
Plain of Six Glaciers Trail on Lake Louise.
|The Crowfoot Glacier at
Bow Lake off the Icefield Parkway, one of the most scenic roadways in the
||Peyto Lake from the Bow
Summit Viewpoint off the Icefield Parkway.
||Moraine Lake, known as
the Valley of 10 Peaks, located in Banff National Park near Lake Louise.
|Lake Louise in Banff
||Mts. Lefroy and
Victoria, which form the famous backdrop to Lake Louise.
||Lake Louise shoreline
|Crevasse on the surface
of Athabasca Glacier. Every year one or more persons fall into one and
||Bow Valley Hoodoos are
geological formations left behind by eons of glacial activity.
||The Fairmont Banff
Springs Hotel dates to 1887 when the Canadian Pacific Railway built it to
|The Banff area exhibits
spectacular Fall scenery.
||Chateau Lake Louise was
built by the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1911.
||Snow Coaches take you
out to the center of Athabasca Glacier where the ice is 1,000 feet thick.
|The Ice Fall from the
surface of Athabasca Glacier at the Columbia Icefield.
||We enjoyed our stay at
the Deer Lodge on Lake Louise, next door to Chateau Lake Louise.
||Morning at Mt. Edith
Cavell in Jasper National Park.
|Johnston Canyon off the
Bow Valley Parkway is one of the most popular hikes in the Canadian Rockies.
||The color of Lake
Louise is caused by Glacial silt and refracted light. The lake subtly
changes color throughout the day.
||View back of Lake
Louise from the upper Plain of Six Glaciers Trail.
|Rock climbers challenge
themselves at cliffs along the shore of Lake Louise.
||Massive wall frequented
by climbers near Lake Louise shore line.
||Rugged shore line of
upper Lake Louise.
|Closeup of Crowfoot
Glacier off the Icefield Parkway.
||View of the Columbia
Icefield from the Icefield Visitor's Center.
||Mt. Cephron viewed from
the Icefield Parkway.
|Lateral rock and gravel
Moraine left behind by Athabasca Glacier as it retreated.
||The piano player has
been playing in this parlor at the Banff Springs Hotel for 30 years.
Gondola Station viewed from the nearby weather observatory.
|Mt. Andromeda, part of
the Columbia Icefield, viewed from the surface of Athabasca Glacier.
||Iceberg lake at the
base of Mt. Edith Cavell in Jasper National Park.
||Fall colors are evident
along the Icefield Parkway on the way to Jasper City.
|Mountain views are
common place along the spectacular Icefield Parkway between Lake Louise and
||In many places the
Maligne Canyon near Jasper is over 300 feet deep.
||Canyon at Sunwapta
Falls near the Icefield Parkway.
|Johnston Canyon Lower
Falls in Banff National Park off the Bow River Parkway.
||Johnston Canyon is a
unique environment suitable for moss and lichens.
||Travertine Cliffs within
|Hikers descend from the Plain of
Six Glaciers Viewpoint. Lake Louise is in the distance.
||Glacial silt from the Plain of Six
Glaciers area washes down and deposits in Lake Louise.
||Early morning on the Lake Louise
shore line trail.
|Glaciers blanket the mountain tops
high above Moraine Lake near Lake Louise.
||The Chateau Lake Louise started
out as an outpost for hikers, adventurers, and sportsman.
||Off the Icefield Parkway, Bow
Lake, Mountain and Glacier surround Num-Ti-Jah Lodge.
|High above the timberline on the
Lake Louise Plain of Six Glaciers Trail.
||An avalanche chute on the Plain of
Six Glaciers Trail at Lake Louise.
||Moraine Lake, a short drive from
Lake Louise, is a popular hiking area.
|Plain of Six Glaciers Trail view
of the steep glacial chute christened the Death Trap.
||A panoramic view of the Plain of
Six Glaciers area near Lake Louise.
||Upper Plain of Six Glaciers runoff
valley. Up here it is cold, windy, and nearly treeless.
|Shoreline of Moraine Lake.
||View from window out our Banff
Springs Hotel room.
||Piano parlor at the Banff Springs
|Closeup of Mt. Victoria at Plain
of Six Glaciers area.
||The Banff Springs Hotel and Golf
Course was constructed in the Bow River Valley.
||Ridge trail I traversed to reach the
Plain of Six Glaciers Viewpoint.
|Downtown Banff, Alberta. Banff is
very much a scenic tourist town.
||At the crest where Angel Glacier
hangs over Mt. Edith Cavell it is 200 feet thick.
||The artificial wave generating
pool at the West Edmonton Mall, the largest mall in the world.
|View point in Maligne Lake Canyon.
||Maligne Lake in Jasper National
||Maligne Lake shore line and Mt. Unwin.
|Maligne Canyon Falls, which is
located in Jasper National Park.
||Iceberg Lake at the base of Mt.
Edith Cavell. People are near the shoreline taking photographs.
||Iceberg Lake below Angel Glacier
is at the end of Path of the Glacier Trail.
|Two people on the trail beneath
Angel Glacier and Mt. Edith Cavell.
||A cairn constructed at Mt. Edith
Cavell marks the trail.
||Closeup of Mt. Edith Cavell's
hanging Angel Glacier.
|Mt. Edith Cavell road in Jasper
||Athabasca Falls Canyon near Jasper
off the Icefield Parkway.
||Athabasca Falls Canyon has taken
the lives of foolish people who have climbed over the protective barriers.
|Athabasca Falls off the Icefield
Parkway in Jasper National Park.
||Athabasca Falls Canyon in Jasper
||Colorful Fall foliage along the
|Sunwapta Falls and Gorge off the
Icefield Parkway in Jasper National Park.
||Sunwapta Falls Gorge and
pedestrian bridge viewpoint.
||View of the Columbia Icefield
glacial slab from the Icefield Parkway.
|View of Athabasca Glacier and
Columbia Icefield from the Icefield Center.
||The shuttle bus ferries tourists
to the snow coach, which then takes them out to the center of the Athabasca
||View off the Icefield Parkway at
the beginnings of the Columbia Icefield area.
|From viewpoint that overlooks the
Icefield Parkway in Banff National Park.
||View to the west side of the
Icefield Parkway. If you go, spend a day viewing the sites along the
||Peyto Lake from the Bow Summit
Viewpoint near the Icefield Parkway.
|View of Lake Louise from in front
of the Fairmont Chateau.
||View down Lake Louise to Mts.
Lefroy and Victoria.
||Runoff from high mountain glaciers
spill into Lake Louise and create its unique color.
|Mt. Victoria at Plain of Six
Glaciers. If you look closely, at the top of the Death Trap glacier is a
||Mts. Lefroy and Victoria can be
reached by a 7 mile roundtrip hike on the Plain of Six Glaciers Trail.
||Moraine Lake is almost as popular
for tourists as nearby Lake Louise.
|The Lower Falls at Johnston Canyon
on the Bow Valley Parkway between Banff and Lake Louise.
Johnston Canyon Trail allows
unprecedented access because much of it has been anchored to the narrow
|Johnston Canyon takes a good half
day to visit.
|The 10-story Upper Falls at
Another of the many Johnston
|The Upper Johnston Canyon area.
The creek drops nearly 250 feet from the Upper Falls to the start of the
|Snow is still on the ground in
October on Sulphur Mountain, which overlooks Banff and the Bow River Valley.
||View of the Hoodoos and the Bow
River Valley from Tunnel Mountain. Just above center in the distance is the
Banff Springs Hotel.
||Bow River Valley view of the Banff
Springs Hotel and, in the upper left corner, the Sulphur Mountain Gondola.
|Lake Louise is a much more sedate
area than the Bow River Valley and Banff.
||From Sulphur Mountain, the Bow
River Valley just north of Banff.
||Viewpoint overlooking the north
Bow River Valley is part of the trail up to the Sulphur Mountain weather
|The Death Chute glacial slide at
the end of Plain of Six Glaciers Trail, which has a trailhead at Lake
||The Banff Springs Hotel and
Sulphur Mountain Gondola, which looks like a string of pearls going up the
mountain on the far left.
||The Crowfoot Glacier above Bow
Lake is in Banff National Park about 20 miles north of Lake Louise.
|Peyto Lake is a glacial fed lake
as seen from Bow Summit just off the Icefield Parkway Highway.
||Bow Lake is one of many lakes that
border the Icefield Parkway. The lake is fed by the Bow River and lies at
6,300 ft elevation.
||Bear, elk, and other large
wildlife populate the Bow Lake Valley just off the Icefield Parkway.
|Lake Louise and its glacial
Mountains viewed from in front of the Chateau.
||Moraine Lake is near Lake Louise
and is the epitome of a glacier fed lake.
||A panorama of the Columbia
Icefield Visitor Area and its many glaciers.
|The Plain of Six Glaciers from
high up on the Lake Louise Trail.
||The Plain of Six Glaciers
ridgeback trail goes a few hundred yards farther until it ends and you
cannot continue. The fall off is dangerous and much steeper than it appears
in the photo.
||Panorama of the terrain on the
Plain of Six Glaciers high trail.
|Angel Glacier in Jasper National
Park hangs to the right of Mt. Edith Cavell and calves off occasionally into
an iceberg lake at the base of the mountain.
||The north face of Mt. Edith Cavell
is on the left. To the right is Angel Glacier looming above an ice-choked
||Large chunks of ice float in the
lake beneath Mt. Edith Cavell. When we arrived, people were standing on some
of the floating chunks while someone took their photograph.
|A short hike from the parking lot
is this ice filled lake at the base of Mt. Edith Cavell, named for a nurse
executed by the Germans in Belgium during World War One who was accused of
helping British soldiers to escape.
||Banff City is on the left, the
Banff Springs hotel is low center, and the Banff Springs Golf Course skirts
the Bow River on its right. The photo was taken from Sulphur Mountain.
||The Bow River Valley just north of
Banff taken from an observation deck on Sulphur Mountain near the Weather
|Banff at 4,800 ft elevation
is the highest city in Canada. Banff began as a railroad town in the 1880's.
||A view of the area that surrounds
the Banff Springs Hotel from our room at the same hotel.
||Moraine lake at 6,200 ft elevation
is 8 miles outside Lake Louise Village. It gets its spectacular color from
the refraction of light off of rock flour that is deposited in the lake on a
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