The Canadian Rockies Loop ~ Part 2
Born at a small lake called Columbia in southeastern British Columbia, the river-child begins it's life by flowing northwesterly, gathering water from Rocky Mountain glaciers and snows. Then about 130 kilometers north of Revelstoke, BC, it begins it's southward journey, already looking like the mighty Columbia it was meant to be.


The Columbia River
After a very rainy night south of Revelstoke, the skies begin to part and we witness the unveiling of this young river.




There are seven Canadian National Parks in the Rockies. We visited six on this tour.

Though it could be argued otherwise, Yoho National Park best provided the feeling of mountain majesty overpowering us and overlooking us with a warm, protective presence. The mountains of Banff indeed are majestic, but appear generally more aloof than these close-knit mountains of Yoho.



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Mount Stephan, towering at 10,500 feet is a good example. It's about 1 mile higher than our "Kicking Horse Campground," yet its peak is less than 2 miles to the southwest. We are definitely looking up! Similar peaks surrounding our campground are Cathedral, Ogden and Field. 28 peaks in this small National Park exceed 10,000 feet.

Yoho is a Cree Indian expression of awe and reverence. Yoho is indeed a place of awe... a place of reverence, reminding us of our loving and benevolent creator.

All the remaining photos on this page come from Yoho. ... Enjoy!




Yoho River near Takakkaw Falls



Kicking Horse R. & Mount King



Emerald Lake & The President



Mountains Duchesnay & Dennis from The Amiskwi R.



The Amiskwi River provided the clear water over clean pebbles that you see in the background on these pages.




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