It’s spring break here in the Canadian Rockies, and we decided to take a trip to British Columbia for a few days. It’s a two-hour drive from our home to Lake Windermere in BC, and the drive takes you up and over a spectacular pass near “Storm Mountain”.
Luckily, this day there was no storm — the sky was blue and although there were clouds, this just managed to make the spring mountains all the more stunning with the sun poking through the clouds here and there, and lighting up the peaks as we drove.
Here is a lovely display of our mountain trek along Highway 93 as we crest the top of the pass near Storm Mountain (the mountain stands 3,095 m or 10,154 ft) on the border of Alberta and BC, and make the long descent to our destination.
Along this stretch of highway we cross the Continental Divide and drive into Kootenay National Park and eventually reach Columbia Valley where Lake Windermere stands at an elevation of only 859 m or 2,863 ft. The drive is a visual treat the whole way.
When I create prints of the Rocky Mountains, very often my color palette is exactly what we saw that day: white clouds, blue sky, and the grey and black shades of the mountains. I was in heaven. I hope you enjoy this feast for the eyes!