Edmonton is one of the largest northern urban centers in the world. Located in Canada, Edmonton is the capital city of Alberta. The city has a strong history as a trade center, and it served as the last major stop for the Klondikers during the Gold Rush. This is why we Edmontonions call our city "The Gateway to the North"

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Sunday, September 28, 2008


I Have lost the charger to my Camera... As son as I can take more pictures I will ;-)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The End of Jasper

I am lucky to have such an amazing place so close to me.
Sadley enough I don't make the most of it.
That will have to change.

Monday, September 22, 2008

This 5 km hike took us up the mountain onto sulpher ridge.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Log Jam

Another fun texture shot

Friday, September 19, 2008

A Quiet Moment

No explanation needed.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Punchbowl Falls

On the road leading up to the hot springs you pass by these falls. The path to view the falls does extend much beyond the bridge that you see. So In order to get the shots you see I had to go mountain climbing AND LET ME TELL YOU! Balancing not dropping your camera, scaling a hillside and trying not to get your new Diesel jeans dirty is hard for a city slicker.

The 15 year old boy inside me is also fully aware that these falls also resemble the female sex organs. Which does absolutely nothing for me personally, but there is still a certain giggle factor.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The New Site

I took these photos a little late in the day as you can see the sun had already set in the valley. It made for two very contrasting levels.

The new site has 4 pools, 2 unheated fresh water pools and the other two are hot spring feed.

There is a poolside cafe and the same family has help run this site for 3 generations now.

The water comes out of the mountain at 54 degrees Celsius and is cooled to 40 C or 104 F.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Old Hot Springs

The fist pool was constructed in the late 1930's. It is situated on the side of a valley along side a small river. The site is truly amazing.

The Bathhouse had a spa and massage services. It's second story viewing area had would have had an amazing view.

The pool was not large enough to meet demand so It was filled in and the bathhouse was razed. The foundation of the structure remains as it houses a large part of the hot spring collection network that feeds the new site today.

Monday, September 15, 2008

I'm Back and With a Picture of Me to Boot

I have had a very interesting vacation. Sorry I did not keep up with my photos, but I just needed to get away.
On one of my last days I rented a car and headed off to the mountains for a dip in the hot springs and to gain some clarity.
I hope you enjoy the photos.

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