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Welcome to my photos of the Canadian Rocky Mountains

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All photos were taken between
 December 5, 2003 and January 5, 2004

Valemont, British Columbia, Dec. 18th

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Scott & Brett
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Alisson & Brett in front of the alpine cabin
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Brett skiing in the trees
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Brett & Alisson
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Alisson, Brett & Ryan
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Brett
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Alisson - oops!
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Brett - skiing
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Alisson - snowboarding

SASKATCHEWAN TO ALBERTA
December 11, 2003
(Apologies but these were all taken thru the car windshield so colour is off.)

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JASPER, ALBERTA

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This is where we were staying for three weeks
(the house won 1st prize in the town's Christmas Decorating contest.)

Jasper National Park
(the town is in the park - therefore you can not live there unless you work there - otherwise - I'd be living there!)

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The street where my son lives.

 

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Athabasca River in front of Becker's Cabins.
17 yrs ago we rented a cabin here and did our first white water rafting trip on this river.
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Athabasca Falls
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Mt Kerkeslian & Athabasca Falls
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Lynda in front of Mt Kerkeslian
(all bundled up - it was -26 celcius)

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Zooming in on the ski hills.
(all you can see is the upper runs)

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Marmot Ski Resort from the road.

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Athabasca River in front of Alpine Resort
(where we stayed in June - 2003)

January 1, 2004

Jasper to Lake Louise
(240 km - 2.5 hr. drive without stops
through Jasper National Park and into Banff National Park)

The Icefield Parkway

(there was an article in the paper recently stating that the Icefield Parkway was the most beautiful drive in Canada.
 I've traveled it almost annually for 17 years but this was the first time I'd done it in the winter.

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One of the many glaciers along the route.
...Sunny but chilly, it was -20 Celcuis (about 5F)

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The sun was just coming up from behind the peak.
Thankfully, the roads were in good shape.

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Around every corner was another
 breath-taking view. Arriving in the village of Lake Louise,
with the Victoria Glacier off in the distance.

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The access road from Lake Louise up to the Chateau Lake Louise, Chateau Lake Louise finally comes into sight.

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Victoria Glacier across Lake Louise,
taken from in front of the Chateau Lake Louise.
   
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Chateau Lake Louise, as we approached from the day visitor's parking lot.

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On the grounds of the Chateau. Looking out onto Lake Louise from the hotel you can see the skaters on the lake, people walking across the lake and an enormous Ice Castle behind the center tree.

MALIGNE CANYON, Jasper, Alberta photos:

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These fellas get the right-of-way on the roads!

Rogers Pass, British Columbia (April 2001)

homeward bound