Columbia river headwaters, British Columbia

Discussion in 'Nature' started by jeff_moag|1, Aug 6, 2001.

  1. I'll be travelling in the Glacier-Banff-Jasper corridor next week.
    I'm planning a couple overnight canoe trips along the way and will be
    picking up the canoe from an outfitter in Invemere, BC, near the
    Columbia's headwaters. This is supposed to be the largest continuous
    wetlands in North America, with hundreds of bird species and other
    wildlife. That's as much as I know but would like to hear more. Can
    anybody who's been there give me the photographic Beta for this area?
    I'm most interested in scenics and large mamals, since I won't have
    the lenses for birds (200mm is my longest glass this trip.)

    Later in the trip I will spend time in/around Banff, Lake Louise and
    Jasper, including a conoe trip on the Bow from L. Louise to Banff,
    and possibly another on the Athabaska in Jasper. Any photo-specific
    info or advice on those areas also appreciated. Thanks, folks.
  2. You should take the time to head up towards Golden. The road follows the river and is not to long a trip from Invermere ( an hour or so) and should offer you some nice shots. Also your canoe trip from Lake Louise to Banff is a nice one but I prefer Banff to Canmore ( I have done both many times). You put the canoe in below Bow Falls, near the Golf Course in Banff. It is more scenic than the other. You can come out of the water right in Canmore. The only thing is it is a shorter trip (about 3 hours). If you decide on trying this be careful when you put in as there is a small river flowing into the Bow and where they meet is a little tricky (I have tipped there, but only once) head straight at the bump in the water and you will have no problem. All in all avery scenic area. Enjoy.

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