The Church was constructed by hand in 1875. At this time the local First Nations people were still hunting bison on the prairies. This church became the heart of a thriving community, Morleyville, which was the largest settlement in Southern Alberta and this church represents an important chapter in Alberta’s settlement history.
We were surprised to see gophers running around so early in the year.
We arrived in Canmore and stayed at the Falcon Crest Lodge, where we had a lovely big apartment style room. It had a separate bedroom, huge bathroom, and a patio with its own gas barbecue. It was very comfy.
We were a little early for dinner so we decided to take a drive up the Bow Valley Parkway in the hope of seeing some wildlife. We weren’t disappointed.
The antlers on the Elk at this time of year are enormous, and just watching them walk around and navigate through (or plough through really) the trees is quite amazing. This one was right by the car, and they really are huge beasts. We later read that a male elk can weigh around 1100lbs which is more than a grizzly bear, which weigh about 700lbs!
We apologize for posting more pictures of mountains, but when we are there in the thick of it, no matter how often we have seen it, we just can’t help ourselves!
Vermillion Lakes is another favorite short drive, but all we came across were these two Canada Geese who had managed to find a spot of melted water.
It was also amazing to see such an amount of colour, when, in your mind, you just think things are brown (and white).
Icicles on the trees looked fantastic glinting in the sun
All that was left of the Ice Sculpting
We think we were being followed!…