Tagged With "Banff National Park"

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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 6, 2014: Fireweed, Banff National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
  One of my favorite wildflowers is Fireweed. A fairly common plant in northern regions, it's generally found in open meadows.  Fireweed is especially prevalent in areas that were just burned out (hence it's name) or that were recently...
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Cave and Basin National Historic Site, Banff National Park (Where Gumbo Was #178)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the Cave and Basin National Historic Site, the original site around which Canada's first National Park -- Banff National Park -- was created.
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Banff National Park: Hiking up Tunnel Mountain

DrFumblefinger ·
      (Tunnel Mountain viewed from the Hoodoos Trail)   As summer is upon us, I thought  I'd feature another walk from the Canadian Rockies as our "hike of the week", this one directly accessible from downtown Banff on a...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 28, 2014: Elk, Banff, Alberta

Ottoman ·
    There are many things I love about summer, one of which is getting out into the sunshine, exploring, and getting close to nature...but not too close.    On a recent visit to Banff, my brother and I pulled into a parking lot for...
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Banff National Park: Hiking to Boom Lake

DrFumblefinger ·
  In a region where every turn of the road brings an even more beautiful view, it’s hard for me to pick favorite spots in Banff National Park.  I've recently grown very fond of the area near Castle Junction, off Highway #93 on the...
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Signs of Banff

DrFumblefinger ·
A collection of colorful signs from the Rocky Mountain town of Banff, Alberta.
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October 27, 2016: Bull Elk, Banff National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
Some recent scenes of elk during mating season, Banff National Park.
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March 28, 2018: The Three Sisters

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Dr. Jon presents a panoramic view of the Three Sisters formation in Alberta's Rocky Mountains.
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May 28, 2018: Larches in fall, Arnica and Twin Lakes

Guest ·
Dr. Jon shares a colorful photo taken while hiking in Banff National Park.
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October 17, 2018: Indian Trading Post, Banff

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits one of the classic places to visit within the Banff townsite. Formerly a fur trading post, it now highlights native handicrafts.
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February 15, 2019: Burly Pine, Banff

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger comes across this unusually shaped pine tree while hiking in Banff National Park
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June 24, 2019: Lake Agnes, Banff National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger hikes to Lake Agnes, a lovely high altitude lake in a hanging valley near Lake Louise.
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July 5, 2019: Vermillion Lakes, Banff National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the lovely Vermillion Lakes, an often photographed site in Banff National Park.
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Re: Banff National Park: Hiking to Boom Lake

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks, GarryRF. Bear attacks are about as common as lightening hitting folks, but it does happen. I've never encountered a bear while hiking except at a distance (could see them across a valley for instance). Here's what you do to be bear safe 1) Follow the park rules. They're very good about placing warnings (eg. trail closed, bear hovering over a carcass) 2) Hike in tight groups of four or more. Bears have never attacked a group of people this large 3) Avoid baby bears. If you see one,...
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Banff Springs Hotel, Banff National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
Banff Springs Hotel, Banff National Park
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Bow Falls, Banff National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
Bow Falls, Banff National Park
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Stewart Canyon, Banff National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
Stewart Canyon, Banff National Park
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Chipmunk, Banff National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
Chipmunk, Banff National Park
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July 10, 2016: Winter storm, Banff

sarcee ·
A classic photo of a winter storm in the Canadian Rockies, approaching the town of Banff
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May 9, 2016: Hairy Woodpecker, Banff

sarcee ·
While on a hike in Banff, Sarcee snapped this photo of a woodpecker -- a sign of spring!
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Fireweed, Banff National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
Fireweed, Banff National Park
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Black Bear, Banff National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
Black Bear, Banff National Park
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Canadian Rockies, Banff National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
Canadian Rockies, Banff National Park
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Cascade Mountain, Banff National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
Cascade Mountain, Banff National Park
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Mt. Loughheed, Canadian Rockies

DrFumblefinger ·
Mt. Loughheed, Canadian Rockies
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 27, 2014: No Kidding!

PHeymont ·
It seems like an odd point in the year to remember winter caution, but winter comes earlier some places than others. This reminder is on a series of stairs that go up and down an area of Sulphur Mountain, near Banff, Alberta. They connect the upper...
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Re: Banff National Park: Hiking up Tunnel Mountain

Travel Rob ·
I can see why it's such a popular trail! It really is nice to see people enjoying the outdoors.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 27, 2014: No Kidding!

DrFumblefinger ·
Too bad you were there too early to walk to that hilltop. It's actually a Cosmic Ray monitoring station, long since closed, now a National Historic site in Canada. Here's a link that tells you a little more about it. The views from up there are much better than from the Gondola terminus, good as those are.
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Banff National Park: A hike along Lake Louise and the Plain of Six Glaciers

DrFumblefinger ·
“Lake Louise” is a name that refers to a beautiful glacial lake, a village, and a ski destination.  All of these places are in close proximity but I’ll always be using the term to describe the lake itself.  I’ve been...
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Banff National Park: Hiking in the Subalpine Splendor of Sunshine Meadows

DrFumblefinger ·
    One of the most scenic hikes in the Canadian Rockies, and also one of my favorites, is in a high subalpine meadow in Banff National Park.  The season for hiking here is limited to only a few months because of the high altitude....
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 22, 2014: Columbia Icefields, Alberta

Dr.Y ·
  Nestled in the Canadian Rockies, between the northwestern tip of Banff National Park and the southern end of Jasper National Park, is the Columbia Icefield. This is a large glaciated area astride the Continental Divide of North America which...
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May 23, 2016. Springtime Hike at Lake Minnewanka

DrFumblefinger ·
Hiking along the shore of Lake Minnewanka in Banff National Park offers wonderful unobstructed views of the dRocky Mountains.
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The Banff Park Museum National Historic Site. Where Gumbo was #(133)

DrFumblefinger ·
    Gumbo was visiting Western Canada's oldest Natural History Museum, the quirky yet fascinating Banff Park Museum National Historic Site .   Gumbo first visited this museum as a boy decades ago and it's one of the few things...
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August 12, 2019: Bow Falls, Banff

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits Bow Falls in Banff National Park. The falls are a short hike from the Banff townsite and are very close to the popular Banff Springs Hotel.
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Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Alberta

DrFumblefinger ·
Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Alberta
 
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