Yoho is next to Banff but is much less developed although just as grand. We did our biggest day hike (19km) up to a frozen alpine lake. Now looking forward to wine country - restaurants and wineries mmmmm...no hiking.
Banff town is pretty trendy tourist stuff, but the mountains, snow, lakes and hiking are what it is all about. Lots more hiking was done, and at times on the same hike it was sunny, raining and then snowing in the same day?!
Long days (gets dark around 11pm), lots of mountains, hiking, snow, and a glacier you can drive up on a bus make for a busy few days.
This road between Banff and Jasper has the most magnificant roadside scenery and some long steep roads - so not too sure why we kept seeing cycle tourists?
More of the local wild life, but this time from the Canadian side of the border.
Yellowstone is more about animal spotting (see the 'Meet The Locals' page) and hotsprings/geysers, but it still had lots of great scenery, waterfalls, snow and ice. Yellowstone also has the 'Old Faithful' geyser, but it turned out to be a bit of a downer!
The Grand Tetons are just south of Yellowstone and are known for great scenery and hiking which we were happy to absorb. There was still snow on some of the lower trails and heaps on the high passes, so we only did day hiking.
This park on the US and Canadian borders is fantastic - as well as great hiking it has a really scenic drive (Going to the Sun Road) that goes right across the middle of the park...except when the middle bit is under metres of snow and closed due to extreme avalanche risk, like right now?! Not to worry we just drove south and came up the other side.
From the top of Vancouver Island we caught a 500km/15hr ferry up the Inside Passage to Prince Rupert then from there a 1000km/2 day train trip east to Jasper in the Rocky Mountains.
The North of the island is more remote whereas the east has some nice beach and touristy spots.
We entered Canada via this island from the US by ferry .... there were about 10 passengers going through customs max - perrrrfect!
For our first 5 days we relaxed in Seattle and then jumped on the ferry to these laid back islands.
Various pictures as the page title suggests!
These photos all come from our point and shoot...so dont expect National Geographic stuff!