Spring Break in the Bow Valley

The end of spring break is rapidly approaching. In most circumstances, I’d want to make the most of the few remaining days by getting out and about. But we have a few people at the house doing some long-awaited repairs and replacements. Throw in Mother Nature’s decision to send a little more winter our way and I’ve decided to stick close to (vacation) home today. I finished dusting an hour ago and there’s no point vacuuming until the tradespeople are gone, so it seems the perfect time to share a few more photographs from the past 10 days.

I’ve already detailed some of our outings from Spring Break 2013: winter hiking at Jura Creek and Peyto Lake, our visit to the Canadian Museum of Making (and an afternoon in the blacksmith’s shop), plus a round of disc golf.

We also took advantage of the (mostly) amazing early spring weather to get out for several walks in Canmore. As always, we carried at least one camera. Here are some of the highlights, starting with a quick look at how much snow melted at the nearby ball diamond.

A couple of afternoons, K had a chance to hone his skills at the outdoor climbing wall.

Mr. GeoK and I went for a few walks near the Bow River and along the trails at the east end of Canmore.

Tree shadows and Mount Rundle

The Three Sisters

And in addition to two family hikes, we all walked up to the old dam across Three Sisters Creek and the waterfall beyond. Here’s K at the dam…

And the boys enjoying the outdoors at the upper falls…

C and K at the upper falls on Three Sisters Creek

And finally, for your viewing pleasure, here’s one of Mr. GeoK’s photographs of the falls…

Three Sisters Creek waterfall in B&W

Please post a link to your spring adventures by leaving a comment.

3 thoughts on “Spring Break in the Bow Valley

  1. Hi GeoKs,

    I have to say that you take the best walks ever. The beauty of Bow Valley is wonderfully expressed in your photos. Also, how can you wear a sleeveless shirt in the middle of winter?! I just wanted to say thank you for sharing such great advice and stories on your blog. 🙂

    I’ve taken a look through your website and we think you’ve done a fantastic job in covering topics that our brand’s active audience would be interested in reading about, such as walking, running, hiking, mountain climbing, etc. It would be great if you could join our community to feature your blog entries.

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    1. Thank you! It helps to have such inspiring subject matter – it’s hard to beat the Canadian Rockies when it comes to sheer majesty. Looking forward to sharing some more amazing Canadian scenery over the summer months.

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