Canada. Rocky Mountains
• Canada. Rocky Mountains
Do not forget to breathe!
How many times I have seen this picture on the net ... But breathing stops and the heart starts to beat faster when this type at your feet! One of the most incredible places on earth, which must see itself, to feel, to breathe, to touch. #RememberToBreath - is a tourist brand of the Canadian province of Alberta, surprisingly accurately and succinctly captures the essence.
For the past one and a half or two years, I occasionally look tickets to Calgary. After one day, on the way from Seattle to Frankfurt, I saw the national parks of Banff and Jasper from the aircraft and hit on the idea to come here with a backpack and tent.
The season is relatively short - from June to September, while in the summer there are a lot of people, and the prices for air travel in North America are usually very far from the budget. And this summer, in the middle of July, I was able to find a few handy AirCanada flights from Europe to Calgary for just $ 300-350 for September.
From finding to purchase a single click! Flew!
Moraine Lake - a glacial lake in Banff National Park. Yes, yes, this is the most replicated picture of waste. But, my friends, when you are there, it is impossible to break away. I came to the lake three times and spent a whole day here, by calling groove track.
Beautiful groove track from Lake Moraine - Consolation Lakes Trail.
This Lake Louise, it is considered the most promoted in Banff National Park, but I is not impressed.
But next to it is a fantastically beautiful 4-5 hour trek to the mountain lake and a teahouse!
This mountain bee hive - bee hive. Like, right?
Takakkaw falls Falls - the largest waterfall in British Columbia. His height - 302 meters!
There is a fantastic infrastructure! The girl at the information center shows us a dynamic satellite map with the snow front, we change mashrut and go to the hot springs in Radium Hot Springs instead of Jasper, as there tomorrow the whole day will bring down the snow.
And the wildlife is also always at arm's length
Bow (Bow Lake) - glacial lake in Banff National Park (Alberta) in the Canadian Rockies, Canada, the source of the Bow River.
Next to him is a very beautiful trek to the waterfalls and glacier - Bow Glacier Lake:
In this trip we discovered the canyons! Another huge plus is the diversity of the nature of the Rocky Mountains of Canada.
Lake Pyeto. Shooting in bright sunlight, while a little post-processing is necessary to reduce the saturation of the colors in real life, just the blue fusion!
Columbia Icefield. Glacier Athabasca - the most easily-accessible glacier in the world, on the road to it is just 1 km.
I will repeat again, but again the infrastructure. Canada has been able to make nature accessible, while maintaining her beautiful. If you do not want to strain, you buy a $ 50 ticket in the bus, which goes to the glacier and traveling in the crowd.
But other than that there are dozens of small and large trekking trails, when you roll up there, if you do not stay alone with nature, then the people will meet very infrequently. National Parks will join as a very beautiful location right next to the highway, and those to which you want a few hours (or days) to go on foot.
Again canyons! Between Jasper and Lake Medicine.
Maligne Lake - Lake in Jasper National Park in the Canadian Rockies on the territory of the province of Alberta.
The lake where moose come to drink. We saw elk, but it is very far and fast.
In Calgary, we were just a couple of hours in the morning in front of the aircraft, but even in such a short time had something to look at.
One week in September. In total, we naezdili about 2 thousand kilometers (the approximate route on the map). Even in the supermarket it was only once in Calgary on arrival and surprisingly accurately calculate a set of products for a week. The car, a tent, a backpack - and the mountains!
Travel, friends! Mountains await.