August 2017
  • Day0

    Johnston Canyon

    August 19, 2017 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Well after a few flight delays and a mix up at car rental place, we are finally here! A few stops in Calgary to pick up some essentials and of course a Tim Hortons stop, then we were on our way!

    We arrived at our destination tonight around 8pm. We checked in, unpacked, then did a short hike to the Lower Falls where we got our first taste of how amazing this trip is going to be!

    Headed back to the cabin where Mandy found another guest in the cabin, yep a mouse. One loud scream and everyone was quickly informed of our new visitor. The evening was filled with great stories, laughs, Canadian drinks, and pizza pops. A late night ready to rest up for our next destination tomorrow.
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  • Day1

    Upper Falls, Johnston Canyon, AB

    August 20, 2017 in Canada ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

    Started our morning today with a nice 5km light hike to the Upper Falls of Johnston Canyon. It was pretty quiet for traffic, but on the way back started to get pretty busy. The falls were beautiful and did not disappoint. Once back at the cabin, Christi made breakfast for us, while we packed our bags into the Expedition. Goodbye Johnston Canyon - on to our next destination!Read more

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    Yoho National Park

    August 20, 2017 in Canada ⋅ ☁️ 11 °C

    On the way to Takakkaw Falls in Yoho National Park, we stopped to see the spiral tunnels. Unfortunately we missed the train by about 5 minutes entering the spiral tunnel where you can see the train running on 3 levels all at the same time as it spirals around the mountain. We are hoping to see it on the way back.

    On the road to the falls we stopped at a couple look out points which were absolutely fantastic. We were the only people to stop so we had so much fun exploring.

    Ryan had a mild incident which you'll see from one of the pictures something appears a bit off!
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    Takakkaw Falls - Yoho National Park

    August 20, 2017 in Canada ⋅ ☁️ 12 °C

    We connected with Josh's brother Nick and his wife Jen who are vacationing in Golden, BC. They met up with us in the trail to Takakkaw Falls which was so great to see them!

    The falls was very busy with people but still worth the drive. The powerful waterfall that drops the entire side of the mountain was incredible to see...the pictures do not do it justice.Read more

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    Emerald Lake - Yoho National Park

    August 20, 2017 in Canada ⋅ ☁️ 11 °C

    We've heard so many great things about Emerald lake yet somehow this managed to be our first time here. The lake colour is as beautiful as Lake Louise and the trail around the lake provided amazing views. We then stopped for a bite to eat at the restaurant on site where unexpectedly we bumped into Nick and Jen and their friends at the restaurant! After some great food, drinks, and many laughs we headed on to one more stop before checking in to our cabin.Read more

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    The Natural Bridge - Yoho National Park

    August 20, 2017 in Canada ⋅ ☁️ 7 °C

    On the road leaving Emerald Lake, we stopped at one last site before heading to check in to our cabin at Golden. The name "natural bridge" kinda speaks for itself. An amazing spectacle of natural beauty!

    On the drive to the cabin you'll see the pics of our first wildlife sighting. So fun to stop and see these guys up close.Read more

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    The cabin in Golden

    August 20, 2017 in Canada ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    The cabin we are staying at it deserves a post of its own! After a bit of a mishap with the lock getting in, once in we were not disappointed! The cabin is surrounded by mountains and next to the wolf sanctuary so we will hear the wolves howling!

    After a big day of hiking, sitting in the hot tub outside was a great way to end our evening.Read more

  • Day2

    Rock Garden Trail

    August 21, 2017 in Canada ⋅ 🌙 9 °C

    One more quick stop before heading back to the cabin was Rock Garden trail where Ryan was really excited to show us the area of rocks that feels like air conditioning. We got to the spot, but sadly it was not the same. We are guessing that it wasn't as cool because it was already cool outside and it was getting late, Last time we did this trail 2 years ago and it was a really hot afternoon.

    We drove back to Golden after this and luckily made it past the forest fire alongside the highway. Because it was dark out we could see the flames in some parts and the embers burning. We were all found it hard to breathe in the worst section as we were driving through the smoke.
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  • Day2

    Northern Lights Wildlife Sanctuary

    August 21, 2017 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    We woke up this morning to the sound of the wolves next door at the Northern Lights Wildlife Sanctuary. We could especially pick out the pups who were trying to get the rest of the pack going.

    After a quick coffee we walked down the road to check out the wolves and wow it was amazing.

    We had a 30 minute guided tour of the wolves learning everything from their physiology to conserving this magnificent species.

    The 3 pups were a highlight and seeing how the older wolves interacted and corrected the little ones.

    All four of us didn't want to leave, but we needed to go if we wanted to get in all the sights we had planned.

    A quick walk back to the cabin for breakfast then we were on our way to zip lining.
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