After leaving Yellowstone Park I made my way though the “big sky” country of Montana, with it’s crisp clean air and it’s expansive valleys and mountain ranges. This led me back to Canada, where after having my bike frisked by Canada Customs, I returned to my native home land of British Columbia. Yes the Border Guards liked my Harley so much they wanted to take a close look at it. Compliance paid off and after a brief 10 to 15 minute delay I was back on the road.
The Kootenay Rockies were exceptional with it’s pristine rivers and lakes, alpine meadows and snow-capped glacial peaks. Despite a few showers it was an amazing ride through the park where many pioneers had once traveled when the gold rush had lured them through the stunning mountain passes. Here’s a video of my ride that I’m sure will leave you with a sense of awe.
The ride only got better as I made my way to Banff and Jasper with an overnight stat in beautiful Lake Louise. Not having been in the park for a number of years, I was reminded of how spectacular it really was! With it’s crystal clear lakes and streams, the many waterfalls and the rugged glacial mountain caps that rose high above the tree line, I was left in state of wonderment as I spent two days riding through the parks.
Here are a few of the photographs that cannot do justice to the incredibly spectacular vistas that I experienced while visiting Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper.
And here are a few other photographs taken along the way.