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In June of 2023, Artwestimage.com staff traveled to the Canadian Rockies, starting in Banff National Park, Alberta, and across British Columbia to Vancouver Island on the Pacific Coast, before returning to Montana across Highway 3 in southern British Columbia.  During the first week, we took in Banff and Jasper NPs, including iconic scenes at Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, the Columbia Icefields, and Maligne Lake. We then trekked across British Columbia, stopping at Wells-Grey Provincial Park, and Whistler, the site of the 2010 Winter Olympics.  Once on the coast, we took a ferry from Powell River, BC to Courtenay, BC on Vancouver Island.  From there we went north to Campbell River before traveling inland to the Strathcona Provincial Park, a rugged and remote expanse of 1000 square miles of old-growth pine forests and crystal clear mountain lakes.  We then returned to the north coast of Vancouver Island and traveled along the Strait of Georgia from Courtenay to Nanaimo, enjoying marine wildlife and scenic beachside views along the way.  Midway, we took in the waterfalls of  Englishman River River Park, and a glorious sunset at the Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park.  Avoiding an inland fire near Port Alberni, we traversed across the island on the Pacific Marine Byway through Lake Cowichan to Port Renfrew, an isolated fishing outpost on the Strait of Juan de Fuca.  Following a rainy, cool night at the French Beach Provincial Park, we traveled along the Pacific Ocean to Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia.  After a rainy two-day foray in the majesty of the provincial capital, we caught the Tsawwassen BC ferry back to the mainland and the bustling metropolis of Vancouver, BC.  After an evening in the beauty of the city's historic Stanley Park and another in the Granville Island district downtown, our duo team began a slow return to Montana along Highway 3.  That route features a series of high mountain passes with intervening fertile river valleys along the Canadian/United States international border.  The Manning Provincial Park, in the North Cascade Mountains, the Similkameen River, the Okanagan Grasslands, the Kettle River, and the headwaters of the great Columbia River system were highlights along what is known as Crowsnest Highway. 


  • Event Date:
  • May 31, 2023

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Vancouver House, Vancouver BC

  • Title: Vancouver House, Vancouver BC
  • Description: Designed by Danish architect Bjarke...
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Mount Bowlen and Tonsa Peak at Lake Moraine, Banff NP

  • Title: Mount Bowlen and Tonsa Peak at Lake...
  • Description: Mount Bowlen and Tonsa Peak, both...
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Landscape at Lake Moraine, Banff NP

  • Title: Landscape at Lake Moraine, Banff NP
  • Description: "Moraine Lake in the Valley of the...
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Peyto Lake, Banff NP

  • Title: Peyto Lake, Banff NP
  • Description: Peyto Lake, headwaters of the Mistaya...
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Lake Moraine Extraordinaire!

  • Title: Lake Moraine Extraordinaire!
  • Description: Author and climber Walter Wilcox...
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Tour Boat To Spirit Island, Maligne Lake, Jasper NP

  • Title: Tour Boat To Spirit Island, Maligne...
  • Description: Maligne Lake, in Jasper National...
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Castle Mountain, Banff National Park

  • Title: Castle Mountain, Banff National Park
  • Description: Rising 9100 feet above the Bow...
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Maligne Lake Landscape

  • Title: Maligne Lake Landscape
  • Description: In the 1940s, the Kodak camera...
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Sunset on Rathtrevor Beach, Vancouver Island, BC

  • Title: Sunset on Rathtrevor Beach, Vancouver...
  • Description: We discovered Rathtrevor Provincial...
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Gateway to the Hall of Gods at Lake Maligne

  • Title: Gateway to the Hall of Gods at Lake...
  • Description: When artist and explorer Mary...
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Athabasca Fall Under Mount Kerkeslin

  • Title: Athabasca Fall Under Mount Kerkeslin
  • Description: Athabasca Falls, in Jasper National...
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Return from Spirit Island on Lake Maligne

  • Title: Return from Spirit Island on Lake...
  • Description: When artist and explorer Mary...
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Falls on the Englishman River, Vancouver Island BC

  • Title: Falls on the Englishman River,...
  • Description: According to a local legend,...
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Soaring Over Mount Robson

  • Title: Soaring Over Mount Robson
  • Description: Mt. Robson, in central British...
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Lake Maligne Tour Boat Returns from Spirit Lake

  • Title: Lake Maligne Tour Boat Returns from...
  • Description: This tour boat returns to Home Bay...
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Athabasca Glacier, Jasper NP

  • Title: Athabasca Glacier, Jasper NP
  • Description: Athabasca Glacier, at four miles long...
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Climbing Down the Cliff Above Whiteman's Pond, Canmore AB

  • Title: Climbing Down the Cliff Above...
  • Description: The deft and sturdy mountain goat...
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The Tower of Babel in the Valley of Ten Peaks

  • Title: The Tower of Babel in the Valley of...
  • Description: Here, in the high peaks around...
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Mountain Goat Portrait, Mount Rundle, Banff NP

  • Title: Mountain Goat Portrait, Mount Rundle,...
  • Description: Using a 400mm telephoto lens, our...
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Johnston Canyon Falls, Banff NP

  • Title: Johnston Canyon Falls, Banff NP
  • Description: The 100-foot-tall Johnston Canyon...
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Bald Eagle Near Nanaimo, BC

  • Title: Bald Eagle Near Nanaimo, BC
  • Description: Our photographer earns the...
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Mount Rundle, Banff National Park

  • Title: Mount Rundle, Banff National Park
  • Description: Mt. Rundle mountain complex extends...
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Mountain Goat Sentry, Cliffs On Mt. Rundle

  • Title: Mountain Goat Sentry, Cliffs On Mt....
  • Description: This adult male mountain goat looks...
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The End of the Dock at Victoria Harbor

  • Title: The End of the Dock at Victoria Harbor
  • Description: At the end of the harbor pier at...
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Mount Victoria and the Plain of Six Glaciers

  • Title: Mount Victoria and the Plain of Six...
  • Description: Taken from the shoreline of Lake...
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Spirit Island Classic

  • Title: Spirit Island Classic
  • Description: As told by an old First Nations...
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Bow Lake Below Crowfoot Mountain

  • Title: Bow Lake Below Crowfoot Mountain
  • Description: Bow Lake is 38 kilometers from Lake...
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Saphats Creek Falls, Wells Gray Provincial Park, BC

  • Title: Saphats Creek Falls, Wells Gray...
  • Description: A must-see waterfall in Wells Gray...
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Mount Paul Above Spirit Island

  • Title: Mount Paul Above Spirit Island
  • Description: The Indigenous Peoples of Canada were...
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Fishing Boats on the Wharf in Victoria Harbor

  • Title: Fishing Boats on the Wharf in...
  • Description: The harbor at Victoria, British...
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Mount Unwin Glacier

  • Title: Mount Unwin Glacier
  • Description: Mount Unwin is a 10,722-foot mountain...
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Sunwapta Falls, Jasper NP

  • Title: Sunwapta Falls, Jasper NP
  • Description: Sunwapta means roaring or turbulent...
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Reflections Off the Parq Vancouver Resort, Vancouver, BC

  • Title: Reflections Off the Parq Vancouver...
  • Description: Vancouver, British Columbia, has more...
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Kayaking at Sunset Off Rathtrevor Provincial Park

  • Title: Kayaking at Sunset Off Rathtrevor...
  • Description: Rathtrevor Beach Park in Parksville,...
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Canoes at Lake Moraine Lodge

  • Title: Canoes at Lake Moraine Lodge
  • Description: Kayakers, canoeists, backpackers,...
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Wapta Falls on the Kicking Horse River, Yoho NP, Alberta

  • Title: Wapta Falls on the Kicking Horse...
  • Description: Wapta Falls, named by the native...
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Mountain Sheep at Maligne Lake

  • Title: Mountain Sheep at Maligne Lake
  • Description: On the Maligne Lake Road, this young...
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Lower Sunwapta Falls, Jasper NP

  • Title: Lower Sunwapta Falls, Jasper NP
  • Description: In Jasper National Park, is Lower...
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Snowy Buttresses Above Consolation Pass, Banff NP

  • Title: Snowy Buttresses Above Consolation...
  • Description: Bident Mountain's lofty summits rise...
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Sunset at Rathtrevor Provincial Park, BC

  • Title: Sunset at Rathtrevor Provincial Park, BC
  • Description: Rathtrevor Beach Park in Parksville,...
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Downtown Vancouver, BC from Coal Boat Harbor

  • Title: Downtown Vancouver, BC from Coal Boat...
  • Description: Burrard Inlet, in northwestern...
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Harry Jerome Bronze at Stanley Park, Vancouver BC

  • Title: Harry Jerome Bronze at Stanley Park,...
  • Description: As both our photographers are sports...
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Totem Poles at Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC

  • Title: Totem Poles at Stanley Park,...
  • Description: The First Nations Totem Poles in...
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Mount Victoria Above Lake Louise, Banff NP

  • Title: Mount Victoria Above Lake Louise,...
  • Description: Mount Victoria is on the border...
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Minarets on Cathedral Peak, Yoho National Park, Alberta

  • Title: Minarets on Cathedral Peak, Yoho...
  • Description: Cathedral Peak shows prominently in...
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Science World Geodesic Dome, Vancouver BC

  • Title: Science World Geodesic Dome,...
  • Description: When Vancouver was chosen to host the...
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Tangle Creek Falls

  • Title: Tangle Creek Falls
  • Description: Tangle Creek Falls is 96 kilometers...
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Helmcken Falls, Wells Gray Provincial Park, BC

  • Title: Helmcken Falls, Wells Gray Provincial...
  • Description: The stunning Helmcken Falls, the...
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Legislative Assembly Hall, Victoria BC

  • Title: Legislative Assembly Hall, Victoria BC
  • Description: Overlooking Victoria's majestic Inner...
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Bow River Below Mount Rundle, Banff NP

  • Title: Bow River Below Mount Rundle, Banff NP
  • Description: Mt. Rundle mountain complex extends...
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Lions Gate Bridge from Prospect Point, Vancouver, BC

  • Title: Lions Gate Bridge from Prospect...
  • Description: The Lions Gate Bridge is one of...
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Sunset Reflections over Strait of Georgia, British Columbia

  • Title: Sunset Reflections over Strait of...
  • Description: On the north shore of Vancouver...
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Mount Little's Cape of Snow, Banff NP

  • Title: Mount Little's Cape of Snow, Banff NP
  • Description: Mount Little, at over 10100 feet, is...
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Johnston Canyon Lower Falls, Banff NP

  • Title: Johnston Canyon Lower Falls, Banff NP
  • Description: The Johnston Canyon Lower Waterfall,...
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Columbia Icefield on Mount Kitchener and K2

  • Title: Columbia Icefield on Mount Kitchener...
  • Description: In the drainage just to the north of...
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Athabasca River Narrows

  • Title: Athabasca River Narrows
  • Description: Athabasca Falls is not known so much...
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Dolomite Peak, Banff National Park

  • Title: Dolomite Peak, Banff National Park
  • Description: Dolomite Peak, on the Icefields...
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Vancouver's Burrard Street Bridge Harbor Entry

  • Title: Vancouver's Burrard Street Bridge...
  • Description: This photograph was taken from...
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Cariboo Mountains from Bridge at Tete' Juane Cache

  • Title: Cariboo Mountains from Bridge at...
  • Description: Canadian writer Howard O'Hagan...
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Kayaking on Lake Louise

  • Title: Kayaking on Lake Louise
  • Description: Lake Louise is a mind-blowing...
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