Western Canadian landscapes
This series of images from Flickr user one42chrisp provides a scenic tour of western Canada, from the prairie outside Edmonton, over the Canadian Rockies, and into the valleys of British Columbia. I've only posted images that didn't have location information specified - the full set has many more images, including many low-altitude views of the Edmonton area. The first image shown here is taken about 50 km southwest of Edmonton, showing two small lakes - Wizard Lake in the left foreground, and Long Lake at right center.
A little to the southwest is Pigeon Lake, one of the larger lakes in the Edmonton area. This image shows the southern half of the lake, with the village of Ma-Me-O Beach located at the top part of the lake.
The next image takes us to the eastern edge of the Canadian Rockies, about 20 km south of Abraham Lake. The small frozen lake in the right foreground is Porcupine Lake.
This image provides a wide view of the mountains and valleys in the northern section of Banff National Park on the border between Alberta and British Colombia.
Here's another view of the mountains of Banff National Park. The lake in the valley just below center is Isabella Lake.
This image provides a nice view of the Icefields Parkway as it traverses the northern section of Banff National Park. The curved lake in the center foreground is Cirque Lake. Further up the valley, just above and to the left of center, is Peyto Lake, and above that is Bow Lake.
We now proceed a little further southwest, across the border into British Columbia. At the bottom of the image, just left of center, is Waitabit Lake, on the edge of the Freshfield Icefield. Note the banner clouds streaming from the peaks at the top of the image.
This image provides a wide view of the mountain peaks of eastern British Columbia.
The Columbia Valley cuts through the center of the Canadian Rockies in British Columbia. This image looks south along the valley, with the town of Golden located along the valley in the upper part of the image.
The final image shows logging activity in along Hunter's Range in southern British Columbia. The clear-cut sections of forest, covered by white snow, are clearly visible above the cloud-filled valleys.
Photos taken: January 3, 2005
Photos by: one42chrisp
Route: Edmonton to Vancouver