HIGH WATER IN BANFF NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA, CANADA

Posted October 20, 2012:

In the summer of 2012, when much of North America was suffering record heat and drought, western Canada was seeing rain, rain and more rain. In July, when we finally had some clear weather for camping, we found rivers high and shorelines flooded. After one day of good panorama-shooting weather, it clouded over and began to rain.

View the introduction and map of panorama locations.

Banff High Water Tour

 


MOUNT AMERY, BOW LAKE AND AREA, BANFF NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA, CANADA

Posted October 20, 2012:

These panoramas were shot in the summer of 2011. I had hoped to go back in 2012 and take more panoramas in the same areas so I could create several larger tours. Rainy weather and other events got in the way.

View the introduction and map of panorama locations.

Banff Amery Tour

 


PACIFIC RIM NATIONAL PARK, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

Posted October 2, 2012:

The sun shone. The air was crisp and clear. We were lucky to visit the west coast of Vancouver Island during beautiful fall weather.

View the map and introduction to this virtual tour of thirteen panoramas.

Pacific Rim Tour

 


HUBLE HOMESTEAD HISTORIC SITE, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

Posted December 22, 2012:

Built in the days before there were highways or roads in this area, this trading post on the Fraser River offered supplies and freight services to prospectors looking for gold. It is located at the south end of the Giscome Portage, a trail that led overland to the headwaters of the Peace River and Arctic watershed.

View the map and introduction to this virtual tour of thirteen panoramas.

Huble Homestead Tour

 


DINOSAUR PROVINCIAL PARK, ALBERTA, CANADA

Posted December 28, 2011:

Seventy-five million years ago this area was a lush semi-tropical swamp, teeming with turtles, crocodiles and dinosaurs. The park is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, protected because it is a rich source of complete, fossilized dinosaur skeletons.

View a map of this area. I hope you enjoy this nine-panorama tour.

Dinosaur Park Tour

 


MT. KERKESLIN AND THE SUNWAPTA VALLEY, JASPER NATIONAL PARK, CANADA

Posted December 22, 2011:

The massive, multi-peaked Mount Kerkeslin dominates the Athabasca Valley on the Icefields Parkway. Further south, we follow the Sunwapta Valley. Explore a rock slide and two waterfalls on this scenic route.

See a map of the area and links to the nine-panorama tour.

Jasper-Kerkeslin Tour

 


PANORAMA LOCATIONS ON GOOGLE MAP

As an addition to my galleries index, you can now find my panoramas by location on a customized Google map.MAP »»

JASPER DUNES, JASPER NATIONAL PARK, CANADA

Posted December 10, 2011:

A wide, mountain-ringed valley of the Athabasca River is filled with sand, the remnants of an ancient ice-age lake. During dry spells, strong westerly winds sculpt the sand into long dunes.

I hope you enjoy this eight-panorama tour.

Jasper Dunes

 


PANTHER FALLS AND BRIDAL VEIL FALLS, BANFF NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA

Posted October 30, 2011:

In the Sunwapta Pass of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, meltwater from glaciers feeds Nigel Creek. The steep, rocky terrain produces many waterfalls.

At Panther Falls, these clear, cold waters leap 180 meters (590 ft.) from a cleft in a high stone ledge.

Welcome to the six-panorama tour.

Panther Falls

 

ALLSTONES CREEK AND ABRAHAM LAKE, ALBERTA

Posted October 21, 2011:

How did vertical layers of rock come to line the walls of Allstones Creek?

During the age of dinosaurs, 250 to 60 million years ago, layers of sand, clay and plant matter sank to the bottom of an ancient sea. Over millions of years, these sediments turned to sandstone, shale and coal. Then the immense upheaval of the advancing Rocky Mountains bulldozed these layers eastward and upwards over the bedrock, tilting them on edge.

In Allstones Creek, erosion has cut across these vertical layers, exposing coal-bearing seams on both sides of the canyon.

Allstones Creek flows into Abraham lake about 4km north of the Windy Point viewpoint. View the tour of six panoramas.

Allstones Creek Tour

 

MOODS OF THE KOOTENAY PLAINS

Posted October 19, 2011: This tour of nine panoramas explores the changing light and weather in one area of the Kootenay Plains on the North Saskatchewan River. While viewing the tour, click the 'i' icon in the toolbar for information about each scene.

Kootenay Moods Tour

 

WHIRLPOOL POINT

Posted October 19, 2011: Some of Alberta's oldest trees live here, some of which are believed to be older than 1100 years. The rocks are old as well. A ridge of very hard Cambrian rock constricts the flow of the North Saskatchewan River, causing a whirlpool. I hope you feel youthful when viewing this four-panorama tour.

Whirlpool Point Tour

 

LAKE LOUISE

Posted August 3, 2011: My collection of panoramas of the Canadian Rockies would be shamefully incomplete without the inclusion of the iconic Lake Louise in Banff National Park. This four-panorama tour was shot on July 28, 2011.

Lake Louise

 

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