Days 8-9: The Canadian Rockies & The Liard Hot Springs

May 25: Rancheria Lodge & RV Park, YT

After leaving Blackstone Territorial Park, we proceeded South to Ft. Liard where we filled up with gas, headed across the border into British Columbia and connected with the Alaskan Highway. The Alaskan Highway started 301 miles Southeast in Dawson Creek, but this was where our journey intersected it.

I already mentioned that you can’t have too many pictures of the young’uns. We started the day with young’uns times three. First, we encountered three Wood Bison calves and then three Black Bear cubs. On this section of the trip, we also encountered a moose, another herd of Bison, and a couple of Trumpeter Swans who had befriended a Duck.

Bison Calves

Bison Calf

Bison Calf

Bison Calves

Bear Cubs

Bear Cubs

Moose

Moose

Moose

Moose

Wood Bison

Wood Bison

Two Swans and a Duck

Two Swans and a Duck

No matter where you visit them, the Rockies are awe-inspiring. Upper Canada is no exception. Visiting in Spring is extra special since snow is still evident on the lower elevations and ice is still present in some of the higher lakes. Not to be outdone by our earlier experience with snow, Day 9 brought a brief encounter with sleet and snain (Snow-Rain mix).

8 - Rocky Mts

9 - Rocky Mts

10 - Rocky Mts

11 - Rocky Mts

12 - Rocky Mts

13 - Rocky Mts

14 - Rocky Mts

15 - Rocky Mts

16 - Rocky Mts

On night 8, we pampered ourselves and stayed at the Liard Hot Springs. They have two natural hot spring pools with water ranging from 108-126 degrees F. The springs are located at the end of a boardwalk through a wet lands environment which is home to 250 boreal forest plants including 14 types of orchids. Truly, a great place to relax and take in the beauty of the Rockies.

Liard Hot Springs

Liard Hot Springs

Liard Hot Springs

Liard Hot Springs

Liard Hot Springs

Liard Hot Springs

Liard Hot Springs

Liard Hot Springs

Next on our itinerary is Whitehorse, YT.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s