19 septembre 2008
Lake Louise with Iceland poppies in foreground Louise Lakeshore is one of the busiest & the most spectacular walking trails in the Canadian Rockies. Stoney Indian name of this lake was " Lake of Little Fishes". Later it was called " Lake Louise" to honour Princess Louise , fourth daughter of Queen Victoria and the wife of Lord Lorne, Governor General of Canada. Now there are so many nick names - Hiking Capital of Canada, Skiing Capital of Canada , Diamond in the Wilderness, Jewel in the Heart of... [Lire la suite]
29 août 2008
Moraine Lake Moraine Lake reflects the Wenchemna Peaks in it's blue water." Wenchmna" is the Stoney Indian word for "ten".So now this spot is popularly known as "Valley of the Ten Peaks".This lake is featured on the back of the Canadian $20 bill.
25 août 2008
Columbia Icefield & Athabasca GlacierColumbia Icefield is the largest concentration of ice just below the Arctic Cirlcle. Snow falling on the summit of Mount Snow Dome ends up in three different oceans, the Atlantic, Pacific & Arctic. This triple divide is rare in nature. Glacial meltwaters from the northern shoulder joins into Athabasca River, which flows 3000 km northward through the massive Mackenzie River to become a part of the Arctic Ocean. Meltwaters from the western shoulder flows into Columbia, which meanders... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2008
Athabasca Falls Athabasca Falls is in Jasper National Park. Athabasca River thunders into a 23m height water fall. It's quite spectacular to see the quantity of water that gushes over a narrow gorge. There are short trails to explore this nature's wonder from all sides.
14 août 2008
Alberta - Wild Rose Country Alberta is one of the provinces situated in the Western Canada and its Capital City is Edmonton. It's one among three Canadian wheat belts. Five of the 14 UNESCO World Heritage sites are situated here. Alberta's natural beauty is breathtaking with magnificent Rockies, pristine mountain lakes, waterfalls, forests, glaciers, & badlands. Two Famous National Parks are Banff & Jasper. These two parks are connected by Icefields Parkway, the backbone of Canadian Rockies. National Geographic... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2008
Alpine Meadows of the Canadian RockiesIn Summer , the land just below the high peaks are home to spectacular alpine meadows. Yellow Avalanche or Glacier Lilies burst into bloom until mid July. Later the meadows are carpeted with Indian paint brush, Alpine Daisies, Lupins, Horsehairs, Columbines, Fireweeds, Alpine Sunflower and many other wild flowers. The mountain sides covered with these multicoloured flowers are really impressive.
01 juillet 2008
On July 1st, Canadians celebrate their "Canada Day". I was lucky to be there for their 141 st anniversary of Cofederation. It's far different from French National Day / Indian Independace Day. Canada Day is celebrated with family picnics, BBQ's, parades & music. Festivities ends with traditional fireworks. I admire the national spirit of Canadians . They are proud of their multicultural society. Every citizen was clad in Canadian T -shirts. Souvenir kiosks were installed... [Lire la suite]