November 2, 2009

A Better Place for a Banff Canoe Ride, originally uploaded by NaturalLight.

I’ve never been to Alberta – I’ve flown over it a couple of times – but I had no idea how gorgeous the Banff area was.

Located in the Rocky Mountains and near-ish to Calgary, Banff is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the highest town in Canada (elevation 1,383 metres (4,537 feet)) and has, among other things, an RCMP detachment, a post office, a public library, and a provincial court of law.

Learn more here.

And what a fabulous picture, showcasing the water (glacial run-off, full of silt particles that give it the colour), the mountains, and the forests. You can see more of this photographer’s Western US and Canada Mountain photos here.

Enjoy today’s photo! If you like the photo, please drop a comment to the original photographer at Flickr.

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