Hiking, Exploring and Early Autumn Colour, September Photos

November 2, 2017 — Leave a comment

Except for the smoke in early August, the Summer 2017 weather in Vancouver was perfect for getting outside. It was also the worst season for forest fires in British Columbia which proved devastating to the people affected, the environment, and economy. The heat lingered in Vancouver through Labour Day, but afterwards, fall was definitely in the air. After a postponement, I was able to visit the Canadian Rockies for three days of hiking and exploring in the beautiful Autumn landscape. You’ll see a few of those photos here and on upcoming posts. Now, please join me on a selection of my photos posted to social media in September.


Dahlia Raspberry Sky and a very happy bee, taken at Ferncliff Gardens in Mission, Canada.



Just a little Autumn colour 🙂
Facing the Sundance Range from the edge of Vermillion Lakes in Banff National Park, Canada.



Dahlia Ferncliff Inspiration at Ferncliff Gardens.



A favourite view…
Overlooking Garibaldi Lake from Panorama Ridge in Garibaldi Provincial Park, Canada.



Not a long walk but a scenic one…
With fireweed on one side and the turquoise waters of Garibaldi Lake on the other, along the edge of the Battleship Island.



Dahlia Star’s Lady at Ferncliff Gardens.



A perfect late September’s day to visit the Larch Valley in Banff National Park.



While on the edge of Iceberg Lake, near Whistler, Canada, in mid September, I realized that I hadn’t been really cold for a long time. Fall was in the air! Plus it didn’t help that I was so close to a glacier.



I just got home in time for this amazing sunset with orange and pink over Vancouver, Canada.



Some late Summer colours…
Dahlia Gloriosa in the foreground and… I forget the other, taken at Ferncliff Gardens.





From one of my Summer hikes to Joffre Lakes Provincial Park, Canada, this is facing Mount Matier from the first Joffre Lake.



I love the colours of this rose from early Summer at Tuscan Farm Gardens in Abbotsford, Canada.



What do you see? Okay, I see a happy baby elephant with front legs in the air 🙂



Mount Stephen above Field in Yoho National Park, Canada.


Another pretty sunset over Vancouver.



Dahlia AC Paint at Ferncliff Gardens.



Dahlias in full bloom at Ferncliff Gardens.



This is the first view once you descend to Garibaldi Lake. Here, we’re looking toward Castle Towers on the left and the Sphinx Glacier on the right.



I hadn’t been to Garibaldi Lake during the Summer for a couple of years but this afternoon was a perfect time to visit.



More dahlias from Ferncliff Gardens (I can’t remember the names of these ones).




The Black Tusk from the edge of Helm Lake in Garibaldi Provincial Park.



Facing the Black Tusk from the edge of Garibaldi Lake.



Early snowfall on Mount Garibaldi. Taken from Guildford in Surrey.


Dahlia Weston Spanish Dancer at Ferncliff Gardens.



More dahlias from Ferncliff Gardens.



Take a little walk with me at Ferncliff Gardens (please excuse the noise).



Lilies and more at VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver.



Looking across Garibaldi Lake toward the Sphinx Glacier.



Here’s me on the edge of Garibaldi Lake. I never tire of this beautiful place 🙂



A lovely Autumn’s day in Vancouver for Kidney Walk 2017.



Colours of Summer…
featuring lavender from a Vancouver front yard garden.



More sunsets over Vancouver from my perch above Guildford in Surrey.




I hope you enjoyed this post. On my next post, I start off October in Banff and Yoho National Parks and had an amazing visit.  Please join me. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

If you have my book, Camino de Santiago In 20 Days, or have ordered it, I really appreciate your support. It’s also out on Kindle and Kobo. My Goodreads and Amazon pages have reviews and more information. Please share this post, and thanks for your time.

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.


No Comments

Be the first to start the conversation.

Leave a Reply

Text formatting is available via select HTML. <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>