Similkameen Valley lies out on the edge of the Thompson-Okanagan region of British Columbia, just above the US border and Similkameen River is its vital line. Small towns, ranches and wineries are the trademarks next to its unique nature. At about 200 kilometres long there is enough to discover and […]
Turquoise-coloured water, nestled between mountains and a glacier as its backdrop. Sounds like a very scenic lake and it actually is. One can find Garibaldi Lake south of Whistler within Garibaldi Provincial Park. Its surface is about nearly 1.500 metres above sea level and its depth measures nearly 260 metres.
Icefields Parkway is also known as Highway 93. It travels through Jasper National Park and Banff Nationalpark. It is 230 kilometres long and was completed in 1940. So one can imagine that there is so much to see just driving down this magnificent road. And if the weather does a […]
There are hikes which demand great efforts to reward one with a waterfall, majestic turquoise lakes and a great view over the area. However, there is also a short walk up to Grassi Lakes and it includes all the great things mentioned before. The Upper and Lower Grassi Lakes lie at […]
No, it’s not because there are so many bees around, but the mountain that is called “The Beehive” resembles a beehive. Standing on the top of a “beehive” made of stone sounds already interesting, however great views, as well as a teahouse on the way up to the top, are […]
Finding a majestic mountain lake is the reason why hiking up to Bourgeau Lake is a popular day trip. Nevertheless, one should absolutely take the pain of continuing the trail up to Harvey Pass. On one’s arrival there the reward is Harvey Lake as well as the view of Mount Assiniboine. […]
Athabasca Falls is a waterfall on the upper Athabasca River in Jasper National Park. The picturesque setting makes it quite popular amongst tourists, even if its height only measures 23 metres. It is also possible to walk down to the riverside to get more amazing views.
Banff is surrounded by many amazing mountains, all part of the Canadian Rockies. However, hiking the Cascade Amphitheatre is definitely a good choice. Easy doable in one day the views are absolutely worth the effort. One can see for example Mount Louis, Mount Edith and our favourite by name: Mount […]
Its official name is Stawamus Chief Mountain. However, many people refer to it as Stawamus Chief or even more simple just as The Chief. Its height is 702 metres and therefore ensures great views of its surroundings. The indigenous people from this area, called the Squamish, look at The Chief as […]