Posts Tagged Lake Louise
I love my country. Like, a lot. I’ve been known to cry at tourism commercials for Newfoundland and Labrador (honestly, have you seen those ads?), and any time our national anthem plays at public events (especially medal ceremonies during the Olympics, especially when the Olympics are in Canada—for the two weeks of the Vancouver games, I was a blubbering disaster). I have been so overwhelmed by the mountains out west and Canadian Shield up north that I couldn’t even speak, and my heart goes all pitter-patter when I’m on a flight coming home and descending into Toronto. I love my country.
So when I heard that Pamela MacNaughtan of Spunkygirl Monologues was launching a Canadian blogger roulette series, in which each of us were to write a post listing what we think visitors should experience in Canada, of course I was in. And when she tagged me to follow up, my mind set to coming up with the things that truly define Canada for me. Picking enough wasn’t the problem—it was narrowing down the list that proved to be the real challenge.
But I did it, and so here they are: The 5 things that say to me, This Is My Canada.
So, Lake Louise is probably not the best place to get away from it all and disappear. After all, Banff is probably the most well-known park in Canada and that classic shot of the lake, tucked at the foot of the Victoria Glacier and nestled between the mountains, is one of the most famous Canadian travel shots of all time. And yet, when I travelled there in February 2009 – over the Family Day long weekend, no less, when every hotel was booked to the max – I still managed to feel isolated from the world. In a very, very good way.