Back from Camping in Canada!

Why did it take me so long to go to Canada? What an amazing country! We were lucky enough to be travel companions with our dear friends, Jake, Currie, Jack, and Nick, for the past two weeks camping our way through Western Canada. Currie, a former travel agent, planned the most amazing adventure for all of us. We started out in Whistler, went to Lake La Juene near Kamloops, white-water rafted down the Athabasca River in Jasper, saw the glacier icefields on the way to Lake Louise, and ended our journey in Banff. We did so much, saw so many beautiful sites, and had the absolute best time. The first part of our trip was pretty smokey due to terrible forest fires in the area, but we didn’t let it deter us from having an incredible time. We all (adults & kids) fell in love with the mountains, rivers, lakes, and people of Canada. We ended the journey in Silverwood, Idaho for a day of theme park rides and water slide fun! What a wonderful trip filled with memories we will all cherish forever. Thank you SO MUCH Currie for planning this epic adventure!

Whistler, British Columbia

On the road


Fitzsimmons Creek, Whistler, BC


Dipping toes in ice-cold glacial meltwater




Smokey Serenity


Olympic Village – Whistler, BC


Cooling down with a sweet treat


Ski mountain turns into mountain biker playground


Green River, Whistler, BC


Evening shenanigans


Lac Le Jeune, British Columbia

Young Bighorn Sheep


Morning photo session


Lake swimming ♥


Smokey sunset


Heading down the road


Where to next?!


Jasper, Alberta 

Heading to Jasper


A herd of elk lounging by the river


One of many drive-by shots


Miette Hot Springs parking lot visitor


Not a bad view from the hot springs pool


Jasper Lake


Knee deep the entire way across the lake


Keeping the dogs at bay


Marshmallow, chocolate chip, and caramel baked bananas!


Rock Stacks ♥


White water rafting down the Athabasca River


Such an exhilarating and fun experience




Medicine Lake, Alberta


Maligne Canyon


Pictures can’t do it justice – simply amazing!


Heading towards the Icefields Parkway


Beautiful and cold!


Peyto Lake, Alberta


Lake Louise, Alberta

Nice view from our campground in Lake Louise, Alberta


Family photo – Lake Louise


It’s just so unbelievably beautiful


Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise


Beauty wherever you look


Views from my husband’s mountain bike ride


Mount Victoria



View from Cave and Basin National Historic Site



Lifelong friends


These two have a special bond


Happy kid – Ramen at the Banff farmer’s market


Last morning in Canada and we were greeted by a herd of elk


Currie and I woke up extra early to fit in a quick tour of this majestic beauty!


View from the legendary Banff Springs Hotel balcony


A table with a view


Just one portion of the massive hotel


Love this friend of mine!


Drive-by shot of the mountain as we leave Banff


We LOVED seeing these wildlife bridges!


Silverwood, Idaho, USA

Ready for the plunge!


These two did the upside down spinning ride – ugh!


His hands were still up!


The fitting end to our last night of travels


I spent yesterday doing 11 loads of laundry and today sorting through photos. I’ll be back to cooking and posting recipes tomorrow.




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  1. Well, Pam, your pictures are just wonderful. They remind me of our pictures……can’t wait to see it again. Normally, I see what you are cooking, but your Canadian vacation pictures drew me right in. Hubby and I always talk about how turquoise the water was that had melted from the glaciers and into the rivers and streams. What a fabulous trip you must have had! Thank you for posting them. Dezi

  2. Wow, these are incredible! I have only been to the east cost of Canada (Nova Scotia), which is also beautiful, but I do love the mountains more. I am putting these places into my travel file, thanks! Totally worth 11 loads of laundry; we camp, too, I know that drill!