Trains, Mountains & Waterfall(s)!!

Since most people can’t travel now due to COVID-19 containment efforts, today Virginia invites you to take a photo journey to beautiful Canada. An inspirational escape from stay-at-home orders from the comfort of our armchairs…

Rocky Mountaineer departing Vancouver

The year after our parents passed my brother Dwight and I took a bucket list trip to the Canadian Rockies. After visiting Vancouver (as blogged here previously Victoria Day in Canada and Butchart Gardens) we boarded a Rocky Mountaineer train for a two day trip through British Columbia toward Jasper National Park in Alberta.

A “gorgeous” gorge sighting

and curvy wonder winding around beautiful B.C.

+ lots of trees and wooded enclaves

and majestic Mount Robson (awe inspiring!)

An incredible view of Pyramid Waterfalls –

so much beauty from the windows of the train!

Nearing Jasper National Park, what a view.

Arriving at our destination in Jasper the train trip may have ended, but our Rocky Mountaineer adventures continued by bus, car, and hiking shoes in some places. (To be continued…)

grace, peace & armchair adventures

Virginia : )

“My soul can find no staircase to Heaven unless it be through Earth’s loveliness.” Michelangelo

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12 Responses to Trains, Mountains & Waterfall(s)!!

  1. Debbie says:

    Thanks, Virginia — I’ve always loved trains and I’ve long wanted to see Canada. Your post today gives me a glimpse of what I’m missing. Sigh. One of these days, when things get back to a semblance of normal, maybe I’ll get to combine both loves!

    • Virginia says:

      Debbie, I have visited many amazing places (working overseas made it easy to plot & plan) but the stunning beauty of the Canadian Rockies is something that took my breath away. We definitely splurged on the Rocky Mountaineer train (& tour) but it was in honor of our parents (after 10+ years of caregiving for them.) Forgot to mention all the sumptuous food served on the train! Highly recommend when all the restrictions are lifted… πŸš‚πŸ˜ŽπŸš‚

  2. Robert Partington says:

    Our family is headed to the Alberta Rockies in August — Banff, Icefields Parkway and Jasper. Some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world! Thanks for posting.

    • Virginia says:

      Hope that you enjoy your visit. We also took a tour around Jasper, rode the Ice Explorer up to the Athabasca Glacier, saw stunning Lake Louise, & spent 5 extra days traipsing around Banff with a hired car. Completely breathtaking!!!! Have a grand time! πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ˜Ž πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

  3. gmccjosinski says:

    Great pictures, thanks

  4. Michelle says:

    I’ve always wanted to ride on a train. Thank you for this beautiful trip!

    • Virginia says:

      The train trip was grand, Michelle. Thankfully we stopped for an overnight in Kamloops, a lovely town on a river in BC. It took a few minutes to get our walking legs back after the swaying motion of the train! Blessings (& be safe!) πŸš‚πŸ€—πŸš‚

  5. Dewin Nefol says:

    What a trip that must have been Virginia: such wondrous sights, such awe-inspiring beauty. And all those trees must have made your heart flutter πŸ˜‰

    How I love to armchair travel!

    Hoping all is well, take care,


    • Virginia says:

      Oh Dewin, not just heart flutters, but full on palpitations! I have many (many) more pics of the trees – glorious Canadian Rockies trees! It was an incredible journey for tree groupies. Going though piles of picture files on the weekend was truly a gift for this tree groupie. I am also enjoying armchair travel revisiting the amazing Canadian Rockies. Tree & Leaf blessings! πŸƒπŸŒ²πŸƒ

  6. Geri Lawhon says:

    Thanks for the wonderful pictures. I will now add it to my bucket list.

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