Canada: Banff National Park – Below Bow Glacier Trail
One of the roads in the Banff National Park where you wont meet more than several dozens of people are roads around Bow Lake. We arrived at lake at 7:00 and parked our car by Num-Ti-Jah Lodge (there is a parking lot with dry toilets). Mountains were mysterious, still in morning mist, and sun was hidden behind mountain peaks. Local atmosphere was silent, and really freezing – hat and gloves are necessary.
We decided to follow our nose. To look at a waterfall from distance and continue on to the mountains yet we didn’t know about details of our road. We walked along north bank of the lake in the direction to Bow Glacier Falls. When we reached the end of the lake, the road split. To the right to the waterfall, the left to Bow Hut.
We chose left. Few meters after, we saw a deep canyon where runs wild, glacier river. A large stone got stuck there that is used instead of artificially used bridge to get across canyon. Our hike continues across this stone. You walk a while along the river. The road then goes to forest slightly uphill. On the right side, we admire the depth of the canyon and clear color of glacier creek. The path goes sometimes across large stones. Yet the terrain is not difficult.
Sunny day was in full swing. We go up and up in the valley. We ponder wether to go to the left to Crow Glacier, or to the right to Bow Hut, hence get closer to Bow Glacier. The road is not marked, and it disappeared flong time ago. We climb across smaller and larger stones. We cross a path that disappears again below stones. And it went like this on and on. We turn to the right, go across several creeks. We reach Bow Hut cottage. It was apparent that it was possible to stay overnight there. Unfortunatelly, I couldn’t find out where one can arrange it and find keyes. We have a lunch on the top with beautiful view of the surrounding area. We descend along similar path. This time we didn’t lost the road. It was beautiful light when we descended. We had a beautiful view of the mountains, creek, Bow Glacier Falls and Bow Lake.
To refresh ourselves after the hike, we tested icy water of Bow Lake. We didn’t endure for a long time. The road took as 6 hours (with a 30 minute break). We didn’t encounter even one tourist, only when we walked along the lake. The surroundings of Bow Lake is beautiful and quiet place almost with no traces of civilization (it is hard to get even cell signal).
Text/photo: Martina Brožková
Our journey across the second largest country in the world takes us to the capital of Alberta province today.
Ottawa is a pretty big city. You can do there a lot of things. Today we look at some landmarks like museums, galleries or so.
Last time we learned about some of Ottawa’s architectonic sights. Of course, the best thing is to see Ottawa on your own. Today, we continue in our wanders in the city and certainly you will learn something interesting.
As in any sport, you can exercise muscles you need to strengthen in order to last longer on a tall wall. To improve your climbing abilities you need to exercise palm muscles and forehand muscles in order to improve your grip. Also, you need to strengthen stomach muscles to improve your postural stability. These principles will be elaborated on in another article. Lets see how you can strengthen your palm and forehand muscles.
To become better climber you need to train as much as at any other sport. You training must be regular and constantly improve you. Still, you have to feel challenged enough overcome yourself.
Vancouver, a port city, is to be found in southwestern British Colombia, a Canadian province. The city is surrounded by area known as Lower Mainland. Some city districts are within the said area. This was problem for us when we entered an address to the navigation as Vancouver makes only a part of this territory.
Vancouver and its surroundings is filled with greenery. There are many parks, golf courses, forests, trees and skyscrapers.
Vancouver Island is in the Pacific Ocean. It lies near Vancouver near its shore. It is also part of British Colombia.
Toronto is one of the most sought-after Canadian cities in the Czech Republic, as it is located in the eastern part of the country, and is therefore a few hours closer to us than cities in the west. From the Czech Republic you can get to Toronto by direct flight from Prague. You will probably arrive at Toronto International Pearson Airport, which is a larger airport and serves most flights to and from Europe. There is another smaller Toronto Island airport in Toronto, but it is used more for domestic flights and flights to nearby cities in the USA.
Montreal ranks in the top of several categories - it is the largest city in the province of Quebec, the second largest city in Canada and also the second largest francophone city in the world.
In Canada's southwest corner, near the US border, there is a city which is central to our today's article.
Last week we concluded our story about Toronto with a short mention of Ontario Science Center. It would be pity to don’t spend more time at this great institution.
Every tourist heading to Rocky Mountains, Canada certainly visits Banff National Park that has a center in the town of the same name.
When one says the Rocky Mountains do you know what mountains he is talking about? The so called Rockies embellish western part of North America.
When we asked at tourist information center, Whistler, where to hike in the area, the recommendations of the lady at the reception were same as the recommendations we got from our friends. They knew the area around Whistler very well. The weather got much better after two days. Therefore we decided for the most difficult trip in the area – to Wedgemount Lake located high in the mountains.
Another great place of Jasper NP is about 29 km southwards off the town of Jasper. You will get there by following an ascending road going through dense forest. There are many turns and a parking lot at the end in 1762 m. There starts the Trail below Mount Edith Cavell.
Should you plan to do some hikes in Canada to see thick forests and green hills, and experience some adrenalin, or meet local residents – moose, bear, and there are many of them. They say you meet here more bears than people. You have to see Wells Gray Provincial Park, British Colombia.
Mountain village of Whistler is to be found in western Canada (BC). It is built to the middle of forest surrounded by high mountains. This place used to be possessed by other creatures – black bears. Righteously so they peak into the village. Simply put: Whistler is the land of bears.
South hills of Whistler village we have came to known already. But what can we find in the north? Around the village there are many bike trails called Valley Trails. The area is quiet, only the road no 99 (Pemberton - Vancouver) runs across it.
We have already spent some time with Canada on our travellers’ website. Mostly, however, we have taken you to its nature. Today we go to the city. As the name of the article suggest, our destination for today is Toronto.
The Sea to Sky freeway running between Squamish and Whistler (BC) offers you wonderful vistas. Don’t, however, let it to decoy away from the turn to Garibaldi Lake. It would be simply a sin to not to see Garibaldi Provincial Park.
When it comes to Canada and national parks, most probably think of the western part of Canada, mostly British Columbia and Alberta. Today, however, we will be talking about the eastern part of Canada, the province of Quebec. Come and be carried away by the untouched nature of the Gaspésie Park.
Should you be a person loving mountains, a person that is or has been in western Canada, you certainly know about Jasper National Park. It might have been one of the reasons why you visited the country.
Are you of excellent fitness? Are you tourist that really enjoys it? Regardless the two options, we have a trip that will give you the best view of the town of Jasper and gorgeousness of the national park of the same name surrounding it. The hike is to the Mt. Whistlers (2466 m).
Canada is the second largest country in the world. It covers part of North America, neighbors wit...