We have a lot of beautiful scenery in our world and some of those are of the Rocky Mountains along the British Columbia and Alberta’s border. A perfect opportunity for some great photos would be a sunny day with lots of a blue sky as a background for snowcapped mountains. And that is exactly what happened for our travels through there!
We head west following the Trans Canada Highway from Medicine Hat, AB on this beautiful day. Once we pass through Calgary, we begin to see the Rockies off in the distance and my camera begins to shutter!
I do manage to get a photo of a pond with several swans on there plus cattle up in the field beyond but that was because Keith pointed it out to me in time to get a photo. I was fixated on those mountains up ahead of us.
I am not able to name any of these mountains that we are seeing but there are over 50 peaks that are higher than 3,350 metres (11,000 ft)! This is only in the Canadian Rockies. Mount Robson is the highest at 3,954 metres (12,972 ft) and that is in B.C.
These incredible sights can be enjoyed in Alberta at the Banff, Jasper and Waterton National Parks on the eastern slopes and on the west side in British Columbia are the Kootenay and Yoho National Parks. Several camping places and viewpoints, I am sure.
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, and I’m beholding so much beauty in these Rocky Mountains today. It is absolutely amazingly beautiful. Did I mention these mountains are beautiful? Lol
The drive between Calgary and Golden, BC is approximately 4 hours and about 2 hours of those are in the mountains. I did get over 100 photos taken as we drove those 2 hours but will refrain from sharing them all here, as tempting as it is.
It was such perfect timing for us to be able to see these sights as they are. The beginning of April the roads are great, the snow is still on the mountains, and the sun is shining! We couldn’t have chosen a better time to be here. A beautiful welcome home!