Exploring the Columbia Icefields

Ice Explorer

The massive Columbia Icefield is the highlight of the spectacular Icefields Parkway, a driving route of 230 kilometres between Lake Louise and Jasper in the Canadian Rockies. Encompassing parts of Banff and Jasper National Parks, you can see seven major glaciers and around 25 smaller ones along the way. Things really get interesting about half […]

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Hoodoo Hunting in Dinosaur Provincial Park

Dinosaur Provincial Park

  Approaching Dinosaur Provincial Park in southeast Alberta, we come to a valley rim where the land suddenly drops into a vast expanse of spectacular badlands, the largest anywhere in Canada. The park was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in part because of the landscape, but also because it has the world’s largest deposits […]

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Elk Rut at Jasper National Park

Bull elk

  We recently returned from the Rockies where one of our favourite things to do is photograph the elk rut in the fall, with late September and early October being prime time. Ear-piercing bugling echoes through the forest and valleys, as bull elk try to attract females and announce their presence. The bulls are busily […]

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Fall in Jasper National Park – Part 2

Patricia Lake

In the last posting, we talked about photographing the elk rut in the fall, and how Jasper National Park is one of the top spots anywhere for this. While we consider elk to be the highlight for photography, this is only one reason why Jasper is a delight at this time of year. Seeing the […]

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