Camping in Canada

October 1, 2015 9:51 am

Back in mid In August, KP and I spent a week hiking and camping in Banff and Jasper National Parks in Alberta, Canada. Below I’ve posted some pictures from out trip.

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After spending our first night drive-up camping we realized we may not have packed warm enough clothes. This fire’s main purpose was to defrost our fingers.

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An Osprey nest on a bridge over the Bow River.

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KP hates this picture.

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Getting ready for our first night of backcountry camping. I was too busy taking pictures and I forgot our cooking stove.

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Checking the route on a bridge overlooking Mount Assiniboine.

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Filtering water for drinking.

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The kitchen at our backcountry campsite. There are both black and grizzly bears in Banff so cooking in specific spots is very important.

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Watridge Lake in the morning.

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Quick shower

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The view over the Bow Valley from the top of Ha Ling Peak.

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Oh hey chipmunk.

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We stopped by Lake Louise in the freezing cold rain and had the view all to ourselves. We stayed for 13 seconds, just long enough to take this picture.

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Obligatory shot of the rental car.

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A blizzard on the drive to Jasper!

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Hiking the Sulphur Skyline with our friends Matt and Jordan from Edmonton.

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Taking a break on the way up.

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Lunch at the peak.

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Jordan & Matt making a huge breakfast.

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Our last backcountry hike to Hector Lake involved fording the Bow River.

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Our last night wild camping on Hector lake was incredible. Not a person in sight and we found an abandoned canoe on the beach.

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Smoke from the wildfires in Washington made its way north.

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I used my headlamp to light this and KP was freezing.

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Our last morning camping.

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Wading through the river the next morning was miserably cold.

3 Comments

  • jaka says:

    Oh man.. looks awesome !!

  • Martine Horne says:

    What a great series! Too bad about Lake Louise, because the place is magical, the hotel is grand, the canoeing on that beautiful aqua lake leaves you breathless and the sound of the Alpen horn at dusk transports you from the Canadian Rockies to the Alpine peaks of Austria. Your starry night photo is awe inspiring. What a great adventure.

  • Tanya says:

    The canoes are left there by parks Canada:)

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