Sulphur Mountain rises over the Town of Banff en route to Natural Bridge near Field, British Columbia, Canada.
On a cool and drizzly day, the dampness drags a wonderful aroma from the forest. Spectacular vistas from the summit of Sulphur Mountain in Banff National Park feature dramatic lower level cloud formations and drifting mist in the valleys.
Following a brief rest after hiking from Banff Hot Springs to the summit of Sulphur Mountain, and meeting with friends for lunch at the iconic Saint James Gate in the Town of Banff, the next decision is to continue west for an additional adventure.
The drive is a short trip from the Town of Banff to tour the Bow Valley Parkway (Hwy 1A) where we are likely to have bear sightings at this time of the year. Generally, bears will avoid human contact whenever possible. It is important to remain in the vehicle to avoid unnecessary and potentially dangerous bear interaction.
There is only one bear close enough for photographs. The prize is a large, adult, bruin feeding on grain spilled along railway tracks.
Bright, and colorful red-orange blooms of Indian Paintbrush accent the late spring landscape.
The drive west along the TransCanada Highway from Lake Louise in Banff National Park into Yoho National Park, British Columbia provides the opportunity to make a short stop at Natural Bridge for photos before returning to Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Natural Bridge in Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada