The Canadian Rockies in photos

I seem to have quite a few posts on Canada but I had such a great time it’s hard not to. As mentioned elsewhere, we did the national parks of Jasper, Banff, Kootenay and Yoho, also Mount Robson provincial park (which is in British Columbia rather than Alberta) and also Kananaskis Country which I don’t think is technically a park.

More photos – click full screen button (bottom right) to view larger. If the video gets too choppy (it’s HD) click on the 720 (bottom right) and change to 480.

What can I say? I’m itching to go back to Canada… Would like to do Vancouver Island next time. That said, I’d also like to do the US states of Montana, Idaho, Washington and Wyoming. Having lived in London for 11 years I feel ‘citied-out’ and now love the great outdoors and places that feel very different to large urban cities.

A pilgrimage to the real Brokeback Mountain

So last Friday we were staying in Canmore and we headed just south to Kananaskis Country. This lies outside the national park of Banff but it’s still a very beautiful area. It’s also where the vast majority of the film Brokeback Mountain was filmed.

A short video that I made of the trip to ‘Brokeback Mountain’ is below. The default setting is to view it in HD. If it’s too intensive for your computer, click the 720 bottom right after the video has started and change it to a lower figure. Also – as the video is in HD – it can be viewed quite clearly in full-screen by clicking the full-screen button at the bottom-right of the video window. You can then press escape to exit full-screen.

We were lucky with the weather – it was a stunning day. Details of where to find the key spots associated with the film can be found on the website After leaving the highway you go up a gravel road for a couple of miles and from there you can park up and it’s an easy walk to the location where the main camp scenes were filmed.

I don’t watch the film too often as I find it too painful. That said – the deep, baseline themes still reverberate.