Bow Valley Parkway

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Johnston Canyon, the Lower Falls

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.

Paving the park roads
The water of Mordine Lake was blue while the water of Lake Louise was more grey.

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!

canuck_downunder05 says:
these pics bring back memories of when I was little and my family took a roady out there!
Posted on: Dec 15, 2009
JeAr says:
hahaha! the warning is funny :D
Posted on: Nov 26, 2008
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Johnston Canyon, the Lower Falls
Johnston Canyon, the Lower Falls
Paving the park roads
Paving the park roads
Lake Louise
Lake Louise
Johnston Canyon, catwalks cling to…
Johnston Canyon, catwalks cling t…
Johnston Canyon, catwalks cling to…
Johnston Canyon, catwalks cling t…
Johnston Canyon, the Upper Falls
Johnston Canyon, the Upper Falls
The Bow Valley Parkway, the 1A
The Bow Valley Parkway, the 1A
Lake Louise
Lake Louise
Lake Louise, at the other end of t…
Lake Louise, at the other end of …
Lake Louise, at the other end of t…
Lake Louise, at the other end of …
Mordine Lake
Mordine Lake
Mordine Lake
Mordine Lake
Lake Louise
photo by: mountaingirl