Hiking

Emerald Lake Hike & Natural Land Bridge, Yoho National Park, BC

For my mom’s birthday, on July 15, she really wanted to hike around Emerald Lake. We had never been before and I was quite excited to photograph the blue water! The weekend before we had done the hike to Laughing Falls, so it seems we were on the theme of Yoho National Park!ย  (more…)

Laughing Falls & Takakkaw Falls Hike {July 8, 2017}

FOR MORE PICTURES OF THIS HIKE CLICK HERE!ย 

As I mentioned in my post yesterday I am a bit behind on posting, but I am trying to catch up!

On July 8, 2017 my mom and I went on a hike we had never been on before which was to Laughing Falls in Yoho National Park. As most of my readers will know, I LOVE waterfalls! Check out my other waterfall pictures here.

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Grassi Lakes, Canmore, Alberta

As with my last post, aboutย 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 waterfallsย and Grassi lakes has a wonderful waterfall and other bodies of water to photograph.

IMG_3135Grassi 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.ย IMG_3104

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!

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Grotto Canyon, Exshaw, Alberta, Canada

One of my favourite hikes in the summer orย winter is Grotto Canyon. Every season I try to come here at least once.

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In the winter, it’s such a unique experience as the waterfalls are frozen and the walkway is complete ice. It is best to bring cramp-ons so that you do not end up sliding all over the place.

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Bankhead, Alberta — Banff National Park

Since I am still not quite done school for the semester I have yet to go on any recent adventures. Therefore, I thought I would write about another hike from last summer.

A bit of history…

Bankhead, Alberta is now an old abandoned coal mining town. According to some of my research the town was around from 1902-1923 and other sources cite it as being 1904-1922, but nonetheless it was not around for long. The town was located about “two kilometres north of Cascade Valley” (Ghosttowns.com,n.d.). The purpose of the town, according to a posting on the ghosttowns.com website posting on Bankhead, was “supplying coal for the locomotives of the Canadian Pacific Railway” and at one point the population was, “1,500 including 300 underground coal mine workers (Ghosttowns.com,n.d.). (more…)