snuggles

Often on my trip to Banff with my parents, we’d go for a drive after supper and take in the sights.  One night we were driving through the Tunnel Mountain Campground and came upon a herd of elk. It was after 10 o’clock so the light wasn’t that great, and I don’t really even remember […]

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My Favourite Bear

I love bears! This trip came to be when I googled “bear watching” back in November and looking to do something memorable to celebrate the “big 4-0” this year.  This trip was so much more than just bear watching, but to be able to watch bears munching on grass while being perfectly aware of seven […]

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Fuzzy the Young Grizzly

This is Part 3 of my adventures in the Great Bear Rainforest. We spent two nights at our first anchorage. This was one of the views… We found Fuzzy the three year old Grizzly Trish and Eric have been following since he was a wee cub (Fuzzy is the name they’ve given him).  He’s now […]

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Safe Passage

There is an abundance of wildlife in Banff National Park and there is also a major highway (The TransCanada) running through the park connecting Banff and Lake Louise.  In order to to give the bears, wolves, elk, moose and all the other wildlife an opportunity to move safely throughout the park there are many underpasses […]

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hi there!

Back from my vacation and have one more day off to do laundry, groceries…all the usual post vacation tasks.  I just started going through my pictures and wanted to share this one…this little guy popped his head up, just waiting to get his picture taken on the way from Kananaskis to Banff.

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“If You Go Out In the Woods Today”

I am terrified and fascinated by bears.  If I sleep in a tent at a campground where there could be bears (and it’s been a few years since I’ve slept in a tent), I don’t sleep until the sun comes up.  I hear every noise – every squirrel scurrying up a tree, every coyote howling […]

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clark’s nutcracker

According to the Jasper guidebook I had handy on the trip, this is a Clark’s Nutcracker.  These were taken at the Endless Chain mountain road side pull-out on the Icefields Parkway between Jasper and Banff. I really wanted to see mountain goats on this trip, but they proved elusive. I settled for buying an art […]

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