A Photo Journal series from our trip to Glacier National Park and the Canadian Rockies.
Tuesday, July 4
We woke up to clear skies and after breakfast we all packed into the van to make the trip from Whitefish, Montana to Canmore, Canada.
We stopped for bug spray (the mosquitoes were out in force) at a little store that had CATS. They couldn't have been more delighted--because while we love to travel they always miss our pets.
We stopped just outside of Kootenay National Park for a closer look at the snow-capped mountains in the distance.
(An Asian longhorn beetle.)
The Radium Hot Springs didn't look exactly how we had imagined. ;)
We pulled over for a picnic lunch at the Kootenay Valley Viewpoint.
Our wheels for the week.
We spied the heart on the mountain.
Near Kootenay Park Lodge we stopped to stretch our legs and to touch the icy water of the Kootenay River.
We took a quick walk along "Lightning Alley."
Marble Canyon was the kind of hike where you're sure that you've seen the best part only to walk a little farther and realize that it's somehow even more amazing.
(Our people on the bridge.)
You could feel the powerful thundering of the falls.
Two Provinces, two parks and two sides of the continent all at once.
(Posing for a photo always takes some work.)
Mount Rundle over the Vermilion Lakes.
After unpacking for the next few days (with mountains and Starbucks right outside our window) we walked to dinner.
Poutine! (It was just as delicious as we remembered.)
The Three Sisters towered over us.
The flower pots on our trip were amazing.
We fell asleep so excited about exploring Banff in the morning.
Glacier National Park/Canadian Rockies Trip Posts