National Bison Range – Montana

Bison, the huge powerful cow like things with a mythical history in North America. Renee and I were both excited to see these famous American creatures and the National Bison Range in Montana provided us with our first opportunity. Are bison and buffalo the same we pondered as we drove to the National Bison Range […]

Clearwater National Forest – Colgate Camp & the River

We came across an idyllic little camp site right on the edge of a fast flowing river. It’s one of the only properly designated free campsites with toilet facilities that we came across and at the time it was absolutely perfect. We set up our camp chairs on the riverbank, cooked up a Mexican tortilla […]

Whale Watching in San Juan Islands

We’d heard the San Juan Islands were an excellent opportunity to spot Killer whales (Orca). I’d never seen an Orca before and neither had Renee so we were both very keen to. Renee looked into whale watching tours and we eventually decided on Captain Jim’s. His sounded like a smaller business which we hoped would […]

Vancouver Island & Black Bears

View Larger Map We took the ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo where we parked and had a walk around. The town was small and touristy; and while we were there just about everything was closed. Fortunately the liquor store was still open, however while we were browsing the beverages we were informed that they […]


Upon arriving in Vancouver we tried to make our way to a certain point we thought would have a nice sunset view, somehow we got incredibly lost but by chance arrived at a completely different point which happened to provide a nice sunset view anyway. Later we found out that we’d watched the sunset from […]

Yoho National Park

We were hoping to spot more Moose in Yoho but had no luck. We slept in the car park next to the semi frozen Emerald Lake before heading west to Vancouver. I’m sure I took some photos of the lake, been looking everywhere for them but with no luck so far. These photos were taken […]

Jasper National Park & Town

Approaching Jasper we spotted some Elk in a field on the side of the road. Renee walked over to get a better photo, not too close but the inquisitive male Elk wondered over to her briefly before continuing to munch on the grass. It was all non-aggressive and Renee enjoyed the encounter. Later however we […]

Driving the Icefields Parkway

From Lake Louise up to Jasper we followed the Icefields Parkway. A road which had been described to us as one of the most ‘awe inspiring roads ever’. A windy road up through the Canadian Rocky Mountains. It sure was spectacular but also unfortunately created the photographing dilemma of when to stop and take pictures […]

Athabasca Glacier by Icefield Explorer

Through my ‘local’ status in Banff we managed to get great rates for a ride on the Icefields Explorer. The tour involved a commentated ride on a normal bus to the start of the Athabasca Glacier where we changed transport to the big Icefield Explorer. Custom-made for the tour and costing over one million dollars […]

Snowshoeing Bow Lake

Continuing on from Lake Louise we took the Icefields Parkway up to Bow Lake where I managed to convince Renee to give my snow shoes a try before we ran out of snow. So while Renee lightly treaded on top of the snow with snow shoes attached to plastic bag covered sneakers I trudged, occasionally […]