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Reading the newspaper a few weeks ago, I came across some of the most spectacular photography I have ever seen. Perhaps it was the stunning backdrops of stars across velvet skies, the northern lights dancing over the Rockies, or just the mountains themselves, but I have spent hours gazing at the pictures taken by photographer Paul Zizka. Summits and Starlight: The Canadian Rockies, is a compilation of his stunning work, which can… Read More

The Kootenays are a lesser explored gem of the Canadian Rockies. Situated west of Banff and Lake Louise on the BC/Alberta border, this national park showcases some of the most stunning glacial rivers and mountain scenery to be found. The park was founded in 1920 with over 1400 square kilometers of wilderness to explore as part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site. Kootenay National Park along with Yoho,… Read More

Fun facts and tips about the Canadian Rockies: – The Canadian Rockies comprise the Canadian portion of the North American Rocky Mountains range. – The Canadian Rockies are composed of shale and limestone. – The highest peak is Mount Robson at 3,954 m (12,972 ft).– Five national parks are located within the Canadian Rockies. Banff, Jasper, Kootenay, and Yoho interlock to form the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage site. Waterton is… Read More