DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH
Originally built in 1902 by the Canadian Pacific Railway, Emerald Lake Lodge is the only property on secluded Emerald Lake. Situated in Yoho National Park, and surrounded by the breathtaking Canadian Rocky Mountains, the secluded location makes Emerald Lake Lodge a romantic, and relaxing destination. Truly a diamond in the rough.
STORM IN THE ROCKIES
Storm Mountain, located in Banff National Park, was named by George Mercer Dawson in 1884 after he spend several days camping below it. During his stay, the mountain was shrouded by storms hence the conception of its name. Its peak is 10,361 feet above sea level and positioned on the continental divide between Alberta, and British Columbia.
Mount Nestor boasts a 9740 foot summit and is situated along the Spray Lakes Reservoir. It was named after the HMS Nestor, a destroyer sunk in the Battle of Jutland during World War I. This exact location was later used as the backdrop in the movie "The Revenant" starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy.
Vermilion Lakes is a series of lakes located immediately west of Banff, Alberta, in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The third lake (pictured), is comprised of a hot spring, providing the perfect mixture of contrast and highlights.
The name Bow in "Bow River" refers to the reeds that grow along its banks utilized by the Canadian Indians to make bows for hunting. The Blackfoot language name for the river is Makhabn, meaning "river where bow reeds grow". The Bow River is strategically located in Banff National Park, and is an important source of water for the regional population. On this particular day the flowing water was warmer than the -28c air temperature. The steam provided an unexpected enhancement as it permeated the surrounding area.
STUMPED AT SPRAY LAKES
The Spray Lakes are a string of lakes formed along the Spray River, which is also a tributary of the Bow River. The lake lies between the Goat Range and the Three Sisters Ridge, at an elevation of 5,640 feet above sea level.
Emerald Lake Trail is a hiking loop that encompasses by the visceral beauty that envelopes Yoho National park. Literally a hikers paradise in which wildlife and nature abound. During the colder months, it transitions into a unforgettable winter wonderland!
MOON OVER VERMILION
Vermilion Lakes never fails to impress. Even as it attempts to Synchronize the frigid temperature and moon phases while simultaneously thwarting overcast skies.
Man made light from the town of Banff elbows its way into natural order. Silhouetting Mount Rundle and manually eclipsing the stars in their frugal attempt to remain relevant.
FROSTBITE IN BANFF
Lake Minnewanka named by the Aborigines as "Water of the Spirits" is a glacial lake located in the eastern area of Banff National Park in Canada. At 10,374 feet above sea level Mount Aylmer, is the highest mountain in this area of Banff National Park.