Lovin’ Canada

We’re really loving our exploration of the Canadian National Parks.  Nearly every hike produces a “wow” experience.  The snow-covered mountains are majestic, the turquoise lakes and rivers look unreal, and the waterfalls are hypnotic.  We’ve seen 14 bears (including a big black bear chewing on our RV), elk, mountain goats, big horn sheep, coyotes, and even wolves (heard in the wild and seen in captivity).  And we just spent two days camping outside Yoho National Park at the most incredible dispersed camping spot with our own private view of a 10-story waterfall that roared beneath two 10,000-foot snow-capped mountains: 

Wapta Falls in Yoho National Park as seen from our dispersed camping spot

About the only thing we can complain are the prices (everything is 50-300% more expensive than in the USA) and the weather.  It’s cloudy and rains (or snows) almost every day.  The sun peaks out for a few hours every few days.  We cheer if the temperature hits 60 and shiver when it drops to freezing many nights.  Most of the high elevation hikes are snowbound until mid-July.  But the incredible views and wildlife experiences more than make up for the poor weather.  We’ve already agreed that we want to return and spend a July and August in the Canadian Rockies.

We’ve added photos from a bunch of new parks we’ve visited in Canada.  Please check out our photo tours:

Glacier National Park
Mount Revelstoke National Park
Northern Lights Wildlife Wolf Centre
Yoho National Park

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