Sunday, 28 November 2010

Canada Trip Day 21: Heli Ride at Kananaskis

3 July 2010 - We were on the Trans-Canada Highway heading to Kananaskis for a helicopter tour. As we approach the town, the magnificient Rocky Mountains ranges loomed into view. They reminded me of the mountain ranges that was seen in New Zealand and Tibet. It was amazing that monstrous rocks raise from the ground reaching the skies in places around the world, with much fascinating rock formations. I've been avidly following BBC documentary How Earth Made Us and how these kings of the skies were formed were incredible. In David Attenborough's BBC documentary First Life, he traveled to the Rockies to explore the fossils found that may explain how the first animals are created and evolved. Thus, these structures are so much more than a creation from tectonic plate movements that now stand to awe us and provide us with recreation. Some of the answers of our being actually lies here, which I find so amazing.

Telus World of Science: Calgary's Science Centre

Ski jumps at the Canada Olympic Park (COP)

Canada Olympic Park

Calgary West Campground

Barns and farm houses

Elbow Sheep Wildland

View of a shack and Elbow Sheep Wildland in the background from Trans-Canada Highway

Grazing cattle in front of Elbow Sheep Wildland

Trees and shrubs

Green Drop lawn

Letters on a slope

Mountains from Elbow Sheep Wildland

Helicopter Tours sign board

Kananaskis Heli Tours Inc

Helicopter control board

Pilot getting ready for takeoff

Bow Valley

Bow Valley Provincial Park

Barrier Lake with Kananaskis Trail on the left, going into Elbow Sheep Wildland on the left and Bow Valley Wildland on the right

Barrier Lake and the Canadian Rockies at Bow Valley in Kananaski

The Rocky Mountains in Bow Valley

Rocky Mountains in Bow Valley

Rocky Mountains in Bow Valley

Bow Flats Natural Area with cement factory in Exshaw on the right

LaFarge Canada Cement Mill in Exshaw

Mount Yamnuska

Loder Peak

Close-up of Mount Yamnuska

Close up of Loder Peak

Bow River with a dam

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