Banff Gondola offers Breathtaking Photography

Banff Townsite from top of Banff Gondola.

Canada’s Banff National Park abounds with photogenic hot spots, but for a bird’s eye perspective of the spectacular terrain, it’s hard to beat a trip up Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola. Just outside Banff townsite, the eight-minute trip takes you to an elevation of 2281 metres, where you look down on the townsite some […]

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How to visit Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Reserves

Monarch Butterflies at El Rosario, Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, Mexico.

In the last post we talked about visiting Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, home to one of nature’s great wildlife spectacles. This time we’ll get into the logistics of how to go about it. Guided excursions operate from Mexico City, Morelia, and other places around Mexico, but it is also fairly easy and economical to […]

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Hoodoo Hunting in Dinosaur Provincial Park

Dinosaur Provincial Park

  Approaching Dinosaur Provincial Park in southeast Alberta, we come to a valley rim where the land suddenly drops into a vast expanse of spectacular badlands, the largest anywhere in Canada. The park was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in part because of the landscape, but also because it has the world’s largest deposits […]

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Elk Rut at Jasper National Park

Bull elk

  We recently returned from the Rockies where one of our favourite things to do is photograph the elk rut in the fall, with late September and early October being prime time. Ear-piercing bugling echoes through the forest and valleys, as bull elk try to attract females and announce their presence. The bulls are busily […]

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Photographing Cape Breton’s Spectacular Cabot Trail

The Cabot Trail on Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island ranks among the most scenic drives in North America. While only about 300 kilometres long, it packs in an incredible amount of variety, with breathtaking coastal scenery on both the east and west coasts, forests, picturesque valleys, and Canada’s largest inland sea.   A third of […]

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