Autumn in the Canadian Rockies and More, October Photos

December 27, 2017 — Leave a comment

October was highlighted by my visit to the Canadian Rockies. It was perfect timing because I was finally able to see the golden larches in the Larch Valley sparkling under the Autumn sun. You’ll see many photos from the Rockies trip here as well as more Autumn colours. Let’s get to it now. This is a selection of my photos posted to social media in October.

Originally, there was a snowstorm in the forecast but it turned out to be a fine day at Yoho National Park, Canada. This is Wapta Peak on the left from the shores of Emerald Lake.



Facing Michael Peak from the grounds of the Emerald Lake Lodge.


Watching the sunset…
facing Mount Rundle, from the edge of Vermilion Lakes in Banff National Park, Canada.


Facing Cascade Mountain from Cascade Gardens in Banff.



One of the views at the Natural Bridge in Yoho National Park.



Globe dahlia Brookside Snowball at Ferncliff Gardens in Mission, Canada.



Autumn colour and Mount Baker, taken from Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford, Canada.



I had to stop when I saw this tree tunnel with Autumn colours near Cloverdale in Surrey, Canada.



Hello sunflower 🙂
Taken at Ferncliff Gardens.



A lovely dahlia at Ferncliff Gardens.



I posted this video on World Animal Day…
I was pleasantly surprised for this peaceful animal encounter with Big Horn Sheep at Stewart Canyon on the Minnewanka Lake trail in Banff National Park. Aren’t the babies cute?



A gorgeous day for an Autumn walk in Stanley Park.



A moment of reflection…
Lake Louise in Banff National Park.



Mamas and baby Bighorn Sheep at Stewart Canyon.



I love this Dahlia! AC Paint at Ferncliff Gardens.





One of my favorite spots in the Canadian Rockies, this is Takakkaw Falls in Yoho National Park.





More Autumn colour at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford.



With leaf blowers close by, I had to take this photo before the sidewalk was cleared 🙂
taken near VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver.



Early morning at Lake Louise.


Emerging dahlia at Ferncliff Gardens.



Colours of Autumn…
featuring Dahlia Weston Spanish Dancer at Ferncliff Gardens.



A look back to early Summer and the beautiful poppy garden outside the Guildford Recreation Centre in Surrey.



Cute gosling…
late Spring at VanDusen Botanical Garden.



The view from the far end of Emerald Lake. The ecosystem on the left side of the lake below Wapta Mountain is rare to the Rockies and is more similar to a Coastal climate.



Another view of the tree tunnel near Cloverdale in Surrey.



Between the peaks (that’s me) 🙂
In the Larch Valley between Eiffel Peak and Mount Temple in Banff National Park.



Dahlia Apopa Beauty at Ferncliff Gardens.



A little brightness, and, some inspiration too…
this is dahlia Ferncliff Inspiration at Ferncliff Gardens.



Take a little walk with me 🙂
Along a maple leaf path in Surrey,



After the storm, and with ominous clouds still overhead, not a bad sunset over Vancouver.


A stormy but interesting sunset with orange and pinks. Taken from above Guildford in Surrey.



Waiting for salmon to jump at Weaver Creek (didn’t see any make it).



A look back to Summer and this bright garden at VanDusen Botanical Garden.



Autumn reflection at Green Timbers Park in Surrey.


Wow! Are you still with me? That was a long post! I hope you enjoyed it. On my next post, it’s November 🙂  Please join me. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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About Randall St. Germain

Randall St. Germain, author of Camino de Santiago In 20 Days, is a middle-aged Canadian Boy who is passionate about nature, photography, hiking, music, and self-improvement. After the death of his mother, he chose to walk the famous pilgrimage, the Camino de Santiago, across the north of Spain, despite knowing little about it. He certainly didn’t plan to write a book until the latter days of his Camino. Similar to walking the Camino, writing and publishing a book was a learning experience. It was also very rewarding, and part of his ongoing journey. Please join him as he takes you along on his journey in Camino de Santiago In 20 Days, and on his blog Camino My Way.


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