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Banff and Jasper (and Invermere and Golden)


If you had to pick a single vacation destination in Canada - you are either going to choose Banff/Jasper or Niagra Falls. Even though Banff/Jasper is pretty closer (11 hour drive?) to where we live, my kids have never been. This is the year we change that.

Walking At Desert Centre

Osoyoos

Osoyoos is one of my favorite places in the Okanagan.  I was surprised we lost a whole afternoon to a rainstorm!

Great Grey Owl On Fence Post

Invermere and Area

Just a bit south of Radium is the town of Invermere.  We stayed at a BC Parks camp site and explored the local trails and town.
Side View Of Lake Louise

Banff and Lake Louise

We camped at Tunnel mountain and explored the area on bikes and hiking.

Bighorn Sheep On Rock Face

Jasper

Whistlers Campground is apparently the largest in all of Parks Canada.  More hiking (Glaciers!) and wildlife.
Kids Jumping On Bridge

Golden

We took a day Trip to Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks and short paddle in the Columbia Wetlands

Juvinile Yellow Headed Blackbird

Kelowna

We didn't want to drive from Golden to Vancouver in one day so we overnighted in Kelowna. 


Other Trips to Banff and Jasper:

Ice Climbing the Front of Upper Johnson Falls

Calgary

December 2000 - While visiting a friend in Calgary, we took a day trip out to Johnston Canyon to see the Ice Climbers

Athabasca Falls

BC Road Trip

September 2002 - Jeremy, Karen and I drove out to Calgary with stops along the way in the Rockies.
Front Profile Squirrel

Banff Mid Week

October 2003 - Mark and I drove out to Banff for a bit of site seeing and hiking.





Great Grey Owl On Fence Post
Species: Strix nebulosa (Great Grey Owl)
Tags: fence
Side View Of Lake Louise
Altitude: 1924m (6312 feet)
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Tags: Rocky Mountains
Walking At Desert Centre
Altitude: 354m (1161 feet)
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Bighorn Sheep On Rock Face
Species: Ovis canadensis (Bighorn Sheep)
Altitude: 996m (3267 feet)
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Tags: Rocky Mountains
Athabasca Falls
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Tags: waterfall
Kids Jumping On Bridge
Altitude: 783m (2568 feet)
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Juvinile Yellow Headed Blackbird
Species: Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus (Yellow-headed blackbird)
Altitude: 443m (1453 feet)
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Ice Climbing the Front of Upper Johnson Falls
Tags: climbing, ice
Front Profile Squirrel
Species: Tamiasciurus hudsonicus (Red Squirrel)
Tags: BC fauna
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