For this last post I'll share photos from Yoho National Park, which I think is the lesser known of the Candian Rocky Mountain parks surrounding Banff. Banff and Jasper are definitely the big two. Whereas Banff and Jasper National Parks are located in Alberta, CA, Yoho National Park is actually in British Columbia, CA.
One attraction in Yoho is the spiral train tunnels which loop, out and around the mountains. We checked it out, though neither Antoine and myself are really into trains so we were a little underwhelmed.
The milky color of the river is caused by glacial silt from the Yoho River.
Here's where I learned that little fun fact about the glacial silt...
Where Yoho River (on the left) and Kicking Horse River (right) meet.
Next we decided to head further south in Yoho and check out the Wapta Falls. Unfortunately, this is pretty much the only time during our trip where the weather turned dreary. But we armed ourselves with our raincoats and went off to explore the falls...
The hike to the falls was a little long and soggy, but it made for some really nice photos of the greenery and fungus along the trail.
By the time we made it to the falls it was pretty much full on gloomy, but waterfalls are still cool, even if the weather is lousy, right?!
Luckily by the time we made it back to Field, BC, which is right near Emerald Lake (where we were staying) the pretty weather had returned so we took advantage and checked out Natural Bridge. Natural Bridge is located right next to Emerald Lake and is literally a bridge of rock that's been carved out by the river and falls.
You can kind of see where the bridge is in this photo (though I apologize that it's not the best angle). The bridge kind of forms the shape of an N with the river flowing quite vigorously out from underneath it.
And that's pretty much the end of our first anniversary trip! We spent our last full day in CA in Banff getting souvenirs and eating Beaver Tails, obviously. It was an incredible trip and a perfect way for us to spend our first anniversary as two married folks!
Sadly, this year we don't have a fabulous trip in the works for our anniversary, instead we're saving up money to remodel our bathroom! That will be a very different but equally awesome anniversary present to ourselves. But we've got something special in the works for our third anniversary that I'm super excited about....but more on that later!