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Relentless Beauty - Panecott's Trip to the Canadian Rockies

Relentless Beauty - Panecott's Trip to the Canadian Rockies

Old Nov 18th, 2014, 10:36 AM
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Beautiful photos as usual, Myer.

I was a little disappointed in mine, as I didn't really learn to use the camera so kept it mostly on auto. But there are a few good shots, which I'll try to post by the weekend. I actually took 2 cameras with me and got some good shots with the little point and shoot.

Now I recall passing the signs for Mistaya Canyon on the road. I knew it was familiar and I'm not sure why I didn't stop there.
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Old Nov 18th, 2014, 11:26 AM
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May I suggest a few things.

Email the Fodor's moderator and ask them to tag this thread for Alberta in the Canadian forum.

The searches on the site don't work properly so they're difficult to find.

Then there are several free photo processing program is one didn't come with your camera.

At least you can lighten or darken the photos that need it.
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Old Jan 1st, 2015, 05:46 PM
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We were in The Canadian Rockies in July, and like you, I think it is probably the most beautiful place in the world. I LOVE mountains and have visited The Alps in Switzerland and The Drakensberg in South Africa .... all pretty special, but The Canadian Rockies were incredibly beautiful!!

Like you I was disappointed when we arrived at the Icefields Parkway visitors Centre - huge crowds everywhere. However, 2 things ended up making this a very memorable part of our trip. We had pre-booked to hike up the glacier. It was very well organised, a small group, we were well equipped, the guide was very informative, and it was 2 1/2 hours pure magic!! Secondly, we spent the night at the Visitor Centre accommodation, with a room overlooking the glacier. Watching the sun set and rise from the hotel window was stunning!

By all accounts we probably saw more wildlife than you did. We had excellent sightings of Black Bears in the Jasper area - 10 bears in 6 sightings, including some gorgeous cubs. We also saw lots of Elk, Bighorn Sheep, and a fantastic sighting of Marmots. Of course, all varieties of squirrel like animals kept us amply entertained too. For us Jasper was rich in animals!

Thanks for sharing your report - made me relive ours .... I have not found the time yet to write a trip report.
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Old Jan 4th, 2015, 08:07 AM
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Thanks for your comments, PRLCH. It does sound like you saw plenty of wildlife! I really think it's just a matter of luck and timing. I did see plenty of squirrels, tho'.

I hope you find the time to post a report. I know it's time consuming; I haven't posted any pictures yet b/c I'm still sorting thru' my photos.
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Just what I needed to find for our June/ July adventure. Thanks
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Wonderful report! Brought back so many memories of my trip there in 2005. Now I need to go back!
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Old Feb 2nd, 2015, 09:30 AM
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Panecott, maybe I missed it, but when was your trip (month)? I'm planning a similar trip for this year and since you posted this trip in October, should I assume your trip was end of September early October?

Thanks. I really enjoyed reading your report.
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Old Feb 5th, 2015, 05:42 PM
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Thanks for the kind comments, everyone. And to those who are heading there this year, I envy you! You will love it.

jdc, yes, I was there in late September and it was a perfect time to be there - beautiful weather, no crowds, early fall colors here and there.

One of these days I'll post some pictures.
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Your trip report was so helpful. We are leaving September 5 to do a trip similar to yours. I can't wait.
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Thank you for your report panecott. My son for a few years worked in Banff so we visited a few times. After reading this it reminds me that it's time to go back.
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Have a wonderful trip, theatrelover. I know you are going to love it.

And Micheline, it's only been two years for me but I've been yearning to go back there. There are so many more places on my list that I haven't been to, but I know I will return to the Canadian Rockies.
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