For the past week, I have been scrolling through the memories on my Facebook and phone’s camera roll. Remembering Canada and reliving the days of our trip a year ago, travelling through Alberta, to celebrate my parent’s 30th wedding anniversary.
We flew into Calgary, Alberta’s largest city, and took in the sights of the Calgary Zoo
Prince’s Island Park
Bow River, and the view of downtown from the Peace Bridge.
One of my favorite days of the trip, was the time we spent traveling the “Cowboy Trail” and explored the best of Alberta’s Foothills.
Learning about cowboy history at the Bar U Ranch
and getting to see some of the filming locations for the television series, Heartland.
Jasper, was the first of Canada’s National Parks, on our list.
Taking in it’s beautiful reflections,
And don’t get me started on the natural beauty that lies along the Icefields Parkway!
From waterfalls and lakes
The parkway leads directly from Jasper all of the way to Lake Louise!
The day of my parent’s 30th Anniversary, August 29th, we spent in the area around the town of Banff.
Hiking Johnston Canyon
and exploring Bow Falls and the Banff Springs Hotel.
But if there is one view in Canada that trumps them all (even with smoky skies from BC wildfires) that would be Moraine Lake.
Which was a great way to wrap up our family vacation in celebration of these two’s 3 decades of married life.