Back in 2016, I spent about a week visiting Canada’s Banff and Jasper national parks. I hadn’t visited in decades – not since I was a little girl maybe not quite nine years old (perhaps a little older, I can’t really remember) – we might have already moved to Kentucky when we went.
Anyway, spring is a beautiful time to see the rugged mountain landscapes, but be aware there is still plenty of snow up there to cover many of the trails.
And, speaking of Banff and Jasper national parks, today’s edition of the National Parks Traveler has an article about Canada’s most (and least) visited national parks and sites for 2021. If you are curious, or planning your own Canadian park trip, then check out that article.
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It’s Throwback Thursday, so I thought I’d post a couple of shots taken at what I believe to be the top of Sulphur Mountain, via the gondola ride in Banff, Canada.
The black-and-white image was captured by Mom of Dad and my two sisters. I was either not yet born or still an infant because my oldest sister looks about the age when I was born. And if I was around, I know there was no way in hell Mom would have let me get that close to the edge.
The second image was taken about 6 or 7 years after the first, because my oldest sister was either in college or already married.I’m diggin’ those shoes we all wore. On the gals, not exactly hike-worthy, but ok for a walk from the gondola to the view area and back, I guess. Thinking about it now, I marvel at what a long way we’ve come in terms of outdoor/hiking gear.
Our neighbor to the North sure has some pretty national parks of its own, don’t you think? And since it’s #FunFactFriday here are some pieces of trivia about Banff National Park:
Banff National Park was Canada’s first national park. The mountains in this park are believed to be between 45 and 120 million years old. Before Europeans came into the region, this area had been inhabited by the Peigen, Kootenay, Stoney, and Kainai aboriginal peoples, to name a few.
This image was captured off of the Icefields Parkway, while on my way from Banff National Park into Jasper National Park. Even in April, when it’s spring in the lower elevations, it’s still winter in the higher elevations of the mountains.
My latest article for the National Parks Traveler has been published this morning. It’s another one of my Armchair Photography Guides and deals with Banff National Park, Canada, with a little bit of Jasper National Park thrown in. Click on the photo to go check out the article.
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