Sunday, 10 July 2011

Toronto to Vancouver - Log #010# (Canadian Rockies / Banff - Lake Louise, Alberta)

Exiting Calgary, roughly 80 km east of the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies.

Always on Trans-Canadian Highway heading West.


Banff is a resort town and one of Canada's most popular tourist destinations, known for its mountainous surroundings (Canadian Rockies) and hot springs.




Bow River crossing Banff.



Trancanadian Highway is crossing several National Parks, so to avoid car accidents and dead animals Canadians came up with the idea of creating bridges and tunnels for the animals to use.

According to the tourist guide of the Banff Park Museum it took the animals 3 years to adjust to the under and overground passages that connect different partitions of the Parks.





Lake Louise, this glacial lake is located in Banff National Park.





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The emerald color of the water comes from rock flour carried into the lake by melt-water from the glaciers that overlook the lake.



Crowfoot Glacier.



Bow Lake.
 



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Athabasca Glacier.




This was the edge of the Athabasca Glacier back in 1992.

Glaciers are steadily receding, some believe because of the greenhouse effect whereas others support nature's climate cycles theory.



Soundtrack: Cowboy Junkies, Sweet Jane