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Alpine Journeys

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Inspiring photos from breathtaking locations throughout the Canadian Rockies.

Mike Mitchell
A lovely fall view of the Athabasca River Valley near Morro Peak in Jasper National Park. Jasper National Park, National Parks, Canadian Rockies, Gate, Journey, River, Mountains, Portal, The Journey

Giant's Gate Journeys / Hawk Mountain

Photos and route information for Hawk Mountain, a long scramble with a few challenging sections in the Colin Range of Jasper National Park.

A mix of haze and mid-morning light casts a ghostly glow over a region of Banff National Park near Mt. Banff National Park, National Parks, Canadian Rockies, Morning Light, Glow, It Cast, Journey, Mountains, Big

Giant's Gate / Big Bend Peak

Unofficially named for the gigantic switchback in the Icefields Parkway near the base of the mountain, Big Bend Peak is a reasonably easy scramble that offers big views of the Columbia Icefields

Larkspurs such as this example help add colour to the gentle hike between Bourgeau and Harvey Lakes in Banff National Park. Banff National Park, National Parks, Canadian Rockies, Lakes, Colour, Color, Ponds, Colors

Giant's Gate / Mount Bourgeau

While on my first mountain snowshoeing trip in January with Ben and Steven to Healy Pass and the Monarch Ramparts I was struck by a highly prominent mountain to the northeast which overlooks this

A beautiful morning view of Mt. Ishbel and the Bow River in Banff National Park. Easy Like Sunday Morning, Morning View, Banff National Park, National Parks, Canadian Rockies, Beautiful Morning, Gate, Journey, Bow

Giant's Gate Journeys / On Route

Sometimes the best shots come from a few feet away from the car door.

Traversing the snowy shoulder of White Pyramid in Banff National Park with awe-inspiring views of Mt. Solitaire and the Conway Glacier. Banff National Park, National Parks, Music For Studying, University Life, Canadian Rockies, Relaxing Music, Journey, Memories, Learning

Giant's Gate Journeys / Best of 2013

With new camera gear and new adventures, 2013 is shaping up to be another exciting year in the Canadian Rockies.

If there was ever a trip to save for a perfect weather, perfect avalanche condition day, White Pyramid would be it. The approach via Epaulette Lake feels endless, the ascent to the White Pyramid / Banff National Park, National Parks, All About Canada, Ben Nevis, The Mountains Are Calling, Loin, Canadian Rockies, Romania, Journey

Giant's Gate / White Pyramid

If there was ever a trip to save for a perfect weather, perfect avalanche condition day, White Pyramid would be it. The approach via Epaulette Lake feels endless, the ascent to the White Pyramid /

The distinctive peaks of Roche a Perdrix and Roche Miette welcome visitors approaching the east gates of Jasper National Park in this shot from nearby Roche De Smet. Jasper National Park, National Parks, Destinations, Parks Canada, Canadian Rockies, Gates, Climbing, Journey, Mountains

Giant's Gate / Roche De Smet

Roche De Smet is a surprisingly great scramble that, if you're up to the physical demands of the journey, you'll want to do very soon. With Parks Canada making plans for an extensive burn in the Vine

The summit of Roche De Smet is a fantastic viewpoint to take it in the beauty of Jasper National Park. Jasper National Park, National Parks, Destinations, Parks Canada, Canadian Rockies, Mount Everest, Journey, Mountains, Landscape

Giant's Gate / Roche De Smet

Roche De Smet is a surprisingly great scramble that, if you're up to the physical demands of the journey, you'll want to do very soon. With Parks Canada making plans for an extensive burn in the Vine

Gazing through the forested eastern slopes of Roche A Perdrix to Brule Lake and the strange patchwork of recovering forestry lands near Hinton, Alberta. Jasper Canada, Canadian Rockies, Gate, Journey, Mountains, Photos, Travel, Scrappy Quilts, Viajes

Giant's Gate / Fiddle Range Traverse

Route information, statistics and photos from a lengthy alpine traverse of the Fiddle Range from Roche a Perdrix to Fiddle Peak, and back!

A panoramic view of the Exshaw area of Kananaskis a few weeks before the devastating storm of late June, This area would receive an incredible of rain within a 36 hour period! Canadian Rockies, Circuit, Gate, Period, Tower, Journey, The Incredibles, Landscape, Travel

Giant's Gate Journeys / Heart Mountain Circuit

Photos and route information for an easy (Heart Mountain and Grant MacEwan Peak) scramble in the Elbow Sheep Wildland, with a more challenging side-trip to the nearby "Twin Towers".

The Western Wood Lily, a beautiful flower that can be found throughout the Jasper Lake region of Jasper National Park in the summer. Jasper National Park, National Parks, Merry Xmas, Wildflowers, Botany, Beautiful Flowers, Woodland, Journey, Backyard

Giant's Gate / Fiddle Range Traverse

Route information, statistics and photos from a lengthy alpine traverse of the Fiddle Range from Roche a Perdrix to Fiddle Peak, and back!

An aurora above Mt. Chephren in the northern section of Banff National Park. Banff National Park, National Parks, Canadian Rockies, Aurora, Serenity, Northern Lights, Beautiful Places, Coast, Journey

An aurora above Mt. Chephren in the northern section of Banff National Park.

A morning view of the distinctive Crowsnest Mountain in the Crowsnest Pass area of Alberta. Mountain Tattoo, Mountain Art, Tattoo Time, Morning View, Canadian Rockies, Nifty, Wilderness, Watercolour, The Good Place

Giant's Gate Journeys / Mount Saskatoon

Trip reports and photos from a short, but scenic hike in the Crowsnest Pass area just north of Coleman.

The wildflowers are really starting to bloom in the Rockies. Here's one great example from a recent excursion out to Mt. Saskatoon in the Crowsnest Pass area of Alberta. Canadian Rockies, Wildflowers, North America, Gate, Ranch, Bloom, Journey, Memories, Big

Giant's Gate Journeys / Mount Saskatoon

Trip reports and photos from a short, but scenic hike in the Crowsnest Pass area just north of Coleman.

Little Hector, Mt. Andromache and the northern reaches of Banff National Park from the summit of Mt. Banff National Park, National Parks, All About Canada, Canadian Rockies, Mount Everest, Gate, Journey, Mountains, Amazing

Giant's Gate / Mount Hector

While most people passing through Lake Louise will have their heads titled to the giant mountains to the south, those who climb those mountains are certain to take note of another giant across the

A look towards Mt. Temple from the cloudy summit of Mt. Hector in Banff National Park Banff National Park, National Parks, Canadian Rockies, Climbing, Mount Everest, Gate, Temple, Journey, Mountains

Giant's Gate / Mount Hector

While most people passing through Lake Louise will have their heads titled to the giant mountains to the south, those who climb those mountains are certain to take note of another giant across the