Sorry I haven’t been blogging much the past couple of weeks, but some family matters have come up. I thought I would make a quick post about one of my favourite churches.
Walking up to the church
I was sad to see that the Old McDougall Church was destroyed by a fire, on May 22. It was one of my favourite places to see when we took the ‘other way’ to Banff. In fact, this summer I was hoping to go out there and get some better pictures of the location, but I guess now the photos I took on my iPhone will have to do. (more…)
As with my last post, about Grotto Canyon, Grassi Lakes is a hike that I love to do at least once per summer. As I mentioned in a lot of my posts I love waterfalls and Grassi lakes has a wonderful waterfall and other bodies of water to photograph.
Grassi Lakes is a hike I love because you can take one trail to the lake and another one back to the parking lot. I get bored of seeing the same things over and over, so it’s nice to change it up.
My mom and I prefer to take the harder trail to the lake (this is where you get a great view of the waterfall) and the easier trail to go back to the car. This hike took us a few hours total, mostly because I stop a LOT to take photos thus slowing us down…hahaha.
The reason I love this hike is because the water looks so magical and there are endless opportunities for photos. I can’t wait to go back this summer with my new lens. I took these photos in 2015 so my camera skills were not as great as they are now, but I still like them!
In the summer of 2015 my mom, my friend, and I drove out from Calgary, Alberta to White Rock, British Columbia. We made a few stops along the way and one of them was to Hell’s Gate Airtram . This was a unique experience and would definitely recommend stopping, if you are willing to go a bit our of your way.
The sign at the beginning says,
“A man’s legacy: The early explorer Simon Fraser documented his death defying journey to the Pacific Ocean. This section of the Fraser River over 1000 feet below you was compared in Simon’s journal to ‘the gates of hell’ because of its thundering rapids and terrifying white water. Historians now refer to this area as Hell’s Gate.”