A tour of some popular spots in the Canadian Rockies, among them are Banff National Park in the Province of Alberta and Yoho National Park in the Province of British Columbia.
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The main featured spots in the video are:
Town of Banff and surrounding area, Lake Louise, Town of Golden and surrounding area, Johnston Canyon etc…
The Town of Banff was the first municipality to incorporate within a Canadian national park. It is a resort town and one of Canada’s most popular tourist destinations, known for its mountainous surroundings and hot springs. It is a destination for outdoor sports and features extensive hiking, biking and skiing.
Lake Louise is a glacial lake within Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. Fairmont’s Chateau Lake Louise, one of Canada’s grand railway hotels, is located on Lake Louise’s eastern shore. It is a luxury resort hotel built in the early decades of the 20th century by the Canadian Pacific Railway.
Johnston Creek is a tributary of the Bow River in Canada’s Rocky Mountains. The creek is located in Banff National Park. A popular hiking trail follows the canyon and leads to a meadow within the Johnston Valley above the canyon. The first part of the trail consists of a constructed walkway with safety rails and bridges, while the last part of the trail is natural and more rugged.
I’ve had a great time visiting Northern Lights Wildlife Wolf Centre in the vicinity of the town of Golden. This wolf sanctuary and it’s instructors, armed with their wealth of knowledge, give the centre’s visitors a true depiction of these majestic and reclusive creatures.
I’ve also had the pleasure of spending the night at the Mount 7 Lodges near golden BC. The hosts were splendid as well as the accommodation. The views…spectacular!
Unfortunately, the weather during the time of the shoot was less than perfect with extended periods of cloudiness and rain. However, even under those conditions, a visit is highly recommended!
Filmed in June 2011.
For more information on the Canadian Rockies:
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