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Just a random selection of pictures which show the beauty of Canada and the area where we live. It are not run-of-the-mill family snapshots, but pictures we consider worthwhile sharing with you. Click on a picture for an enlargement in a separate window. Note that these are large files, 700 KB or more, and are best viewed in full screen mode of the browser.

All pictures are Copyright © 2006-2009 Pieter A.C.A. van Vliet, unless stated otherwise.

Peony Peony (Paeonia lactiflora "Double Pink")
Beauty can be found even in a flowerbed in our own backyard.

Elbow Falls Elbow Falls, Bragg Creek, Alberta
Large day use area, 22 km west of Bragg Creek. Has plenty of picnic tables along the Elbow River and in between the trees. It is just a short walk to the Falls. (Courtesy Jo Penders, Aug-2006)

Angel Glacier Angel Glacier, Mount Edith Cavell, Jasper National Park, Alberta
29 km south of Jasper. From the parking area it is a very nice hike to the foot of Mount Edith Cavell with on your right Angel Glacier high against the mountain. There are several picnic spots close to the parking area. Dress for the mountains as the weather can change from warm and sunny into cold and rainy/snowy within 15 minutes.

Sunwapta Falls Sunwapta Falls, Jasper National Park, Alberta
We have seen it many times, but it remains breath taking.

Sunwapta Falls Sunwapta Falls, Jasper National Park, Alberta
A close-up of the power of water. (Courtesy Jo Penders, Aug-2006)

Medicine Lake Medicine Lake, Jasper National Park, Alberta
We can sit on the rocks for hours and enjoy the view. On several occasions we have seen Black Bear on the road leading to the lake from Jasper. The road along the lake have often Mountain Goats.

Maligne Lake Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park, Alberta
Great hiking along the lake. Offer boat tours and have a good restaurant with view over the lake.

Three Valley Gap Three Valley Lake Chateau, Three Valley Gap, British Columbia
On our way to or from British Columbia we often spend a night there. It is just 19 km west of Revelstoke. They offer restaurants, and helicopter tours. Next door is a Heritage Ghost Town. (Courtesy Jo Penders, Aug-2006)

Downing Provincial Park Kelly Lake, Downing Provincial Park, British Columbia
Located about 10 km southwest of Clinton. We had a picnic at the lake front and listened to the distinct call of the Common Loon.

Barkerville Barkerville Historic Town, British Columbia
Restored 1870s gold rush town, located 80 km east of Quesnel. You are guaranteed a good time there.

Prairie Smoke Prairie Smoke (Geum triflorum); Rosaceae family;
We found this 16" (40 cm) high plants with ½" (1.3 cm) long flowers in Kananaskis Country, Alberta, at a picnic area along the Highwood River. After fertilization, the bell-like flowers turn upward and plumes begin to grow which helps in the dispersement of the seeds.

All pictures are Copyright © 2006-2009 Pieter A.C.A. van Vliet, unless stated otherwise.

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