30
Jan
09

Day 119 of a 365-Day Portrait of Canada: Lake Louise and the Rocky Mountains

East Entrance To Banff National Park

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Park Pass Attendant

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You’d better make sure that you have a park pass while in Banff National Park. We were checked twice for a park pass by Park Wardens in the parking lots of the more popular spots, such as Lake Louise. In all my 20 years of going to Banff  National Park I have never once been asked to produce a park pass.

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This is a wildlife overpass, which has saved hundreds of animals being hit on the highway in Banff National Park.

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This is the only large wildlife we’ve seen so far in Banff National Park.

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This little fella was quite the mooch. He hung around until someone finally fed him part of their sandwich. He was definitely a pro at begging for food. It was kind of sad though to see him so tame and seemingly dependent on hand outs. We are told that this bird is called a Clark’s Nutcracker.

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On a clear day you would be staring at the Lake Louise Glacier. If you look closely half-way up the darker rocky edge, you’ll see what I think looks like a person with a backpack on heading upwards. I stood there with my lenses trained on this figure for ten minutes and it never moved, so it must be made of stone.

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We talked with a long time local of Lake Louise and he said that in all his 20 years he’d never seen wind like this. It was like there was a snow tornado. Check out the snow kicking up off the lake.

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Born Into The Cold – His dad was calling him a little tamale because he was wrapped up so tight. 

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Banff National Park is for all ages! This mama came all the way from Poland to visit. 

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Flag Of The Day

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Faces Of The Day

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1 Response to “Day 119 of a 365-Day Portrait of Canada: Lake Louise and the Rocky Mountains”


  1. February 11, 2009 at 6:33 am

    This bird is a Clark’s Nutcracker. I got a picture of a juvenile on at the Banff Gondola in June.

    You guys are doing great, the photo’s are wonderful. =)


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