The turquoise waters of Lake Louise

Lake Louise is a spectacular colour, surrounded by evergreen forest and glaciers. The fresh snow on the branches made quite the spectacular site.

We went for a nice hike up to Lake Agnes, followed by high tea at the Chateau. It was a quite civilized way to spend a day.

First sight of the Rockies

Driving west from Regina, the Rockies eventually started to rise over the horizon. The blue skies ahead were a good sign.


The Royal Tyrell Museum in Drumheller is an awesome place for children and adults alike. Especially adults like me. Come on… That’s a selfie with a triceratops!

Moonrise over Dinosaur Provincial Park

The moon was spectacular as it came up over the badlands of Dinosaur Provincial Park.

The day prior to our arrival, much of the west was hit by a blizzard and abnormally cold temperatures. We received a call from the park saying, “You’re not still coming, are you?”

“Yeah, we’re a few hours away,” was our reply.

After a period of silence, the voice on the phone reminded us, “You realize it’s going to be minus seven degrees tonight.”

“I think we’ll be fine, except for the infants that we’re travelling with.”

A few minutes later, we received another call from the park with a very generous offer that let everyone stay warm at night, and pretty much gave us the park to ourselves.