Lower Kananaskis is a scenic, manmade mountain lake with multiple points of access for human-powered watercraft plus a boat launch for powerboats. When the water level is lowered in anticipation of the annual snow melt, temporary mudflats appear, creating a transitory photographic opportunity.
Highlights from our paddle around Upper Kananaskis Lake include beautiful reflections, an island stop and a chat with another kayaker. We paddled 15 km (9 miles) in four hours, with a boost from whitecapped waves pushing at our stern as we returned to the boat launch.
Autumn is our favourite season, and it comes early to this part of the world. Peak colour usually happens in September. But in October, later sunrises and earlier sunsets make it easy to get out at just the right time to enhance lingering fall colours with golden hour light. Since Canadian Thanksgiving falls on the second Monday in October, "Thanksgiving" was the obvious connecting theme for these photographs, all made over the Thanksgiving long weekend spent in Canmore.
People sure make different choices when it comes to vacations. Budget, family circumstances and personal interests shape holiday plans. Our family vacations tend to one extreme or the other - we go big or stay home! This spring vacation, we opted to unwind with a nine-day nature break in Canmore, featuring daily photo walks. Our vacation pics reflect the tussle between winter and spring that takes place at this time of year in this part of the world.
Are you kidding me? Yep, that's what I blurted the first time I saw P.J.'s throw down. And I repeated the same question sotto voce several times over the next week or so. But then we went to Canmore for a long weekend where there are all kinds of old mining roads, unfinished roads and …