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Tangle Creek Falls is So Easy to Visit

Some waterfalls in Jasper National Park and Banff National Park are easier to visit than others. For example — although the trail is not really all that difficult — you still have to maneuver over roots, loose pebbles and embedded boulders while simultaneously ascending up a grade for part of the way to get to Silverton Falls…

…but Tangle Creek Falls is literally located at…

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Scenic Vermillion Lakes in Banff National Park

Vermillion Lakes is a series of three lakes which are part of a riparian wetland located at the foot of Mount Norquay across Trans-Canada Highway 1 just west of the exit to the town of Banff.

There are two ways to view Vermillion Lakes…

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A Quiet Moment at Silverton Falls in Banff National Park

Upon leaving Johnston Canyon — of which I will post one last article with photographs in addition to this article of the lower falls and this article of the upper falls — I then drove northwest almost seven kilometers on Bow Valley Parkway past Castle Mountain to the trailhead for Rockbound Lake to visit Silverton Falls in Banff National Park.

After parking the car in the parking lot for Rockbound Lake…

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Breathtaking View of Banff From Mount Norquay

While in Banff, you can spend a few minutes to drive the twisty road up Mount Norquay — which is better known for its skiing in the winter — but you do not have to pay to take in the view of Banff and the surrounding mountains, where you can stay as long as you like.

All you have to do is…

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A Stop at Morant’s Curve in Banff National Park

Fewer than ten minutes from the town of Lake Louise on Alberta Provincial Highway 1A — which is more popularly known in Banff National Park as Bow Valley Parkway — is a place called Morant’s Curve at which I stopped for a few minutes.

This view is…

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The Upper Falls of Johnston Canyon

After entering Johnston Canyon and partaking in the beautiful scenery of the lower falls, I then headed towards the upper falls — for which there are two viewing spots: an upper area and a lower area.

There is a…

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The Lower Falls of Johnston Canyon

I was already admiring the natural beauty of Johnston Canyon in Banff National Park in Alberta before even approaching the lower falls — and then I turned off onto the short trail towards the lower falls and saw an overview of the lower falls and its pedestrian bridge prior to…

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Miscellaneous Helsinki

After I checked out of the Hilton Helsinki Strand, I visited Suomenlinna — at least one future article will cover my visit to that United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization World Heritage Site — but before and after that, I strolled around the downtown area of Helsinki prior to my…

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Johnston Canyon: An Introduction

After visiting Gap Lake, I returned to Trans-Canada Highway 1; passed the town of Banff; and exited at the Johnston Canyon and Castle Mountain exit to drive leisurely down Alberta Provincial Highway 1A west — which becomes Bow Valley Parkway at that point — towards Johnston Canyon, which is 56.8 kilometers and approximately 45 minutes away from Gap Lake.

The parking lot for Johnston Canyon is located…

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