Bow Valley Parkway
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Today we drove the Bow Valley Parkway, the 1A, wich is a parallel road of the Trans-Canada Highway, the 1, to Lake Louise.
Halfway we stopped at Johnston Canyon and walked to the lower and upper falls. To the upper falls it's about 2.7 km, or approximately one hour. The trail was partly clinched at the canyon walls. After taking some pictures, I'm glad I have a digital camera, we walked back to our car.
Next we drove to Lake Louise to take a walk around the lake, at least, along one side of the lake and back again. The views were beautifull, especially the water with in the background the mountains covered in snow.
Finally we drove Mordine Lake wich gave the same views, except for the water.
On our way back to our hotel we stumbled on some roadworks, they were paving some parkways, and after a little chat, we're also in road construction so we were al little interested in how they do things, they gave us the next written bear warning:
It is advisable to wear bright coloured clothing wit little bells for noise, and to carry pepper spray while hiking in Canadas beautifull parks. There are two species of bear residing in these parks. The black and GRIZZLY bears.
Distinguishing between these two different species is done visually and by studying their droppings or SCAT. Black bear scat consist of berries and insect bits, where as Grizzly bear scat consists of bits of brightly coloured clothing interspersed with little dangly bells and smells like pepper spray!