Exploring Western Canada

In July I took a trip over to western Canada and visited some parts of Alberta and British Columbia. (I even made it to the Calgary Stampede!) It is spectacular there, with the different mountain ranges (including the majestic Rocky Mountains), and the beautiful blue/teal coloured lakes. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a bit jealous of the people that live nearby and can experience the beauty that the landscape offers year-round.

In the 2 weeks that I spent there I did get a little taste of the area and all the outdoor activities the area has to offer. I always imagined that one visit would be enough to see the “top sights”, but boy was I wrong. There are so many national parks and hiking trails in the area, it would take multiple┬átrips to be able to visit even a fraction of the places!

View of the mountains from a lookout on the side of the highway.

View of a mountain range from a lookout on the side of the highway.

With these beautiful landscapes, could any drive through the mountains ever become boring? There are plenty of lookout spots on the side of the highway where you can stop for picturesque views. It was definitely a nice break from the drive to stop at the lookouts.

More mountains

More mountains.

There are lots of wildlife in the area as well, so it’s not uncommon to see some animals such as deer on the side of the highway. However, I have yet to see the elusive Canadian moose. Hopefully next time!

Spotted: big horned sheep.

Spotted: big horned sheep.

PS. I’ve got a few more things I’d like to share from my trip, so stay tuned!