A Winter Journey through the Canadian Rockies
The following is my photojournal from a four-day whirlwind winter road trip through the Canadian Rockies. A full photo gallery can be found here.
We left home in the early hours of December 15th amid a rare cold snap, bringing temperatures of -30 to the mountains of BC and Alberta. We set a course for the quiet BC mountain town of Valemount by way of Kamloops and frozen waterfalls of Wells Grey Provincial Park. The next morning we set out for Mount Robson, Jasper and the great Icefields Parkway through the Alberta Rockies along the Athabasca River to the small mining town of Nordegg on the edge of Lake Abraham.
The day after we ventured off to windy Lake Abraham, the frozen cascades of Crescent Falls, a frozen yet spectacular Lake Louise and finally the Johnston Ice Canyon in Banff National Park. We passed through Yoho National Park in the evening on our way to the town of Golden for the evening.
On our last day we caught some wild snowstorms while passing through Glacier National Park and Mount Revelstoke before reaching calm in the town of Salmon Arm, where we enjoyed some lunch. After a coffee break in Kamloops we make our way down the treacherous, snow-covered Coquihalla Highway to Hope and then on to slushy Vancouver.
What a wild, stunning, dramatic, awe-inspiring adventure. Words simply cannot do it justice. I'm not sure the photographs can either, but I'll try. Enjoy.