Alberta scenes


This is Mount Rundle  in Canada’s Banff National Park overlooking  Vermillion Lake and  the town of Banff , Alberta. The Cree name was Waskahigan Watchi or house mountain.  In 1858 John Palliser westernised the name of the mountain after Reverend Robert Rundle, a Methodist invited by the Hudson’s Bay Company to do missionary work in western Canada in the 1840s.

“Allen Bill Day Use” formally Allen Bill Pond , just off of highway 66 in the Kananaskis park Alberta .The area was devastated in the 2013 floods that destroyed the ponds and now the Elbow river flows directly through this area
Elbow River at Allen Bill day use area
Alex and Arthur at Elbow Falls
The Elbow Falls on the Elbow River, west of Bragg Creek within the Kananaskis park They are located along Highway 66, 20 km (12 mi) west of  Bragg Creek.

Lake Louise in Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies, known for its turquoise, glacier-fed lake ringed by high peaks of the Rockies.
Cascade Mountain named in 1858 by James Hector overlooking Lake Minnewanka a glacial lake five kilometres from the town of Banff. The lake is 21 kilometres long and 142 metres deep.
Looking West across “Forget me not pond” Alberta
Looking south across Forget me not pond
Looking East across “Forget me not pond
Grain elevators in Nanton Alberta
Grain elevators, have been variously referred to as prairie icons, prairie cathedrals or prairie sentinels, are a visual symbol of western Canada. Numbering as many as 5,758 in 1933, elevators have dominated the prairie landscape for more than a century with every hamlet, village and town boasting its row of them, a declaration of a community’s economic viability and a region’s agricultural strength.