Peyto Lake

Peyto Lake

I took this image of Peyto Lake after hiking up the trail to the top view and to appreciate this incredibly beautiful azure colour of the water. I like the way there is snow up in the mountains and the sky is so dramatic looking. 

The hike is 3.8 miles round trip but it is totally worth it. The lake is found 40 kilometers or 25 miles north of Lake Louise on the Icefields Highway. Currently, Peyto Lake is closed to visitors until November 2020. It has been open to visitors since 1941 but right now, it is undergoing renovations by the Canadian government in the amount of 2.9 million dollars. 

According to Wikipedia, “Peyto Lake is a glacier-fed lake in Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies…It was named for Bill Peyto, an early trail guide and trapper in the Banff area.” 

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Birds on my Back

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Birds on my Back

This is a photograph I took of a Bison with 3 little birds on his back. I love the way nature works together to live in harmony. It was taken in the buffalo paddock.

Interesting to note from Quora, “Many birds like to hang around large grazing animals because these animals disturb insects living in the grass, as Bison or Cows move around grazing there’s a good chance of easy pickings for birds that know this. What better place to watch for lunch than on the back of the animal that is stirring the pot!”

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Old Rusted Miner’s Cart

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Old Rusted Miner’s Cart

We went for a hike in Kootenay National Park in British Columbia 86 kilometers from Radium Hot Springs. We came across this old rusted miner’s cart. I think it is really interesting.

According to the Parks Canada website, Paint Pots are “ Iron-rich pools and ochre beds, culturally significant to indigenous people including the nearby Ktunaxa Nation.”

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Wild Rose of Alberta

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Wild Rose of Alberta

Here is a beautiful, pink rose bush that represents the symbol of Alberta. I took the photograph in Elk Island National Park near Edmonton.

According to the Indigenous Teaching and Learning Gardens website, the Indigenous used the wild rose as follows: “Used medicinally to treat bee stings, colds, blindness and diarrhea. The rose has also been used in ceremonial medicine. Rosehip rinds were eaten.”

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Woe is Me!

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Woe Is Me

This is actually a white-handed gibbon. I made the image black and white and then added a brownish hue to it. He looks a bit sullen to me and so that it is why I called it “Woe is Me!”

According to National Geographic, “White-handed gibbons are small tailless apes with soft, thick fur. They live in trees and li ke to stay high up in the canopy of trees. Their very long arms allow them to swing effortlessly among the tree branches. They can also change direction in a split second, and can catch birds in midair and eat them after landing.”

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Winnipeg Floodway

Mikawoz Winnipeg Floodway

Winnipeg Floodway

On a plane trip back to the Winnipeg Airport we flew over the Winnipeg Floodway. Although it seems like it is a river it is just way too darn straight to be one. It is also known as the Red River Floodway and Duff’s Ditch after Premier Duff Roblin after his government implemented it after the disastrous 1950 flood. It has saved countless floods and money in this plains area.

According to Wikipedia, “It was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 2000, as the floodway is an outstanding engineering achievement both in terms of function and impact.”

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The Citadelle Cross

According to Wikipedia, “The Citadelle is a military installation and official residence located atop Cap Diamant, adjoining the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. This citadel is part of the fortifications of Quebec City.

The Citadelle is a National Historic Site of Canada and also forms part of the Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site of Canada.  The fortress is located within the “Historic District of Old Québec”, which was designated a World Heritage Site in 1985.”

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