“Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere and sometimes, in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself.” (Peyto Lake)
I know, I know… totally behind on my weekly blogging. Haven’t even shared all the beautiful Rocky Mountain pictures from my recent road trip yet and I’ve already booked another flight and am packing on the side as I draft this post. Totally not gonna be able to afford mortgage for the next ten years so. Feel free to donate a few cents and click on those ads in the side bar lol!
All jokes aside, over the BC long weekend here in Canada, I went on my third road trip to the Canadian Rockies!
Around 1998 was when my dad took us on our first road trip to the Rockies.Back then, there was no GPS. It was just old school maps and a compass and that was it! (Can you imagine what a task it must’ve been navigating through those 3,000+ miles with no Google Maps???) I was five at the time and obviously have zero recollection whatsoever. Fast forward almost 20 years later and here I was, going back for the third time. And for the first time ever, I was finally the one behind the wheel. (Read about my second Rockies road trip here.)
Paragliding at Golden Eco-Adventure Ranch.
I GOT INTERVIEWED!!!!! Say whaaaaaaaatttttttttttt?? 😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳 – Here I am just an average 20-something-year-old working an ordinary office job trying to see the world every long weekend there is. Not sure where she the crazy idea to wanna get to know someone as boring as me but thank you so much to the beautiful Ina Plesca from @mymantraactive for this amazing opportunity! If you’re interested in finding out just how I do it, be sure to check out my link in bio and here’s to yet another amazing week ☕️
Lake Louise. Heather from Trimm Travels has an amazing guide on the “best time to visit Lake Louise“.
Original unedited shot of above IG post.
Natural thermal mineral springs at Cave and Basin National Historic Site.
There’s just something so mesmerizing about the skyline and mountain ranges that make the scenic drive so sooooo worth the long hours of sitting and butts going numb and all.
If you’re a fan of road trips and love taking nature walks, a Rocky Mountain road trip is definitely one heck of an unforgettable one. I highly highly recommend it. And well, hopefully my Rocky Mountain pictures have convinced you otherwise.
Locations in Above Pictures
To recap, below are all of the locations we visited during this Rockies road trip:
- Golden Eco-Adventure Ranch
- Lake Louise
- Peyto Lake
- Bow Lake
- Cave & Basin National Historic Site
- Lake Minnewanka
The Golden Eco-Adventure Ranch is the only one on the list that is located in British Columbia. I actually had my first glamping experience there so feel free to check out my review for Love & Lantern.
The rest of the destinations are all in Alberta and will surely make your jaw drop. If you are looking for things to do in Alberta, add these to your Alberta attractions bucket list. Apart from that, as it is Canada’s 150th birthday, here are an additional 150 activities to do for your next Canada trip as suggested by Liliane from My Toronto, My World: “150 Ways to Celebrate Canada Turning 150“.
Gonna keep this post short and sweet and I’ll see you next time in my blog about yet another road trip I’ll be taking on Labor Day long weekend!