Here are the Canadian Rockies:
I arrived in Canada in late June, hoping to have every trail open for exploration. Amazingly, almost all the trails that reached skyward were covered in snow and avalanche prone. We found one lone trail that was snow covered but safe, the Bourgeu Lake and Harvey Lake trail. It climbed quick and fast and offered views of endless mountain tops and snowy valleys.
As with all forests, the Canadian boreal forests ebb and flow constantly in a time of change. The trail up Lake Minnewanka was not a disappointment. It was covered in lush green scenery, mountain top views, raging rivers and even this burn area, where these sheep found a plateau of tasty treats.
Pouring out of the mountains came numerous streams, as this one out of twin lakes just a few kilometers off the main road.
In the far southern edge of the Canadian Rockies lies Waterton Lakes National Park, sister park to Glacier National Park. It contains all the same beauty of the United States Glacier National Park, the only difference is it is in Canada. Deep within the park lies this red rock canyon, were water has carved its way into earth showing off a riverbed so red, it does not look real.
Enjoy the views of the United States friendly neighbor to the north.