Looking back at our winter travels
While it’s technically not spring for another two weeks, spring has sprung here in Vancouver. It’s been a very weird winter. So weird, that I would go as far as saying we didn’t even have a winter. The local ski hills have been closed for weeks because there’s no snow to be found. The sun is shining and mid-day temperatures have been in the double-digits for consecutive weeks (that’s Celsius for our American friends).
Okay, okay. So that may have come across as bragging. What can I say – it’s good to be here!
With winter now behind us, I’d like to share some of our most popular photos from the past two months. And by popular, I mean the photos that got the most likes on Instagram. You can check out our Instagram page here. Stop by and say hello!
We decided to make 2015 the year we embrace winter. Instead of heading south to the warmer climates of Mexico or Hawaii (which is what we’ve done the past 4 years), we set a goal to visit 5 ski resorts this winter. We came really close to the goal, visiting Whistler, Lake Louise, Big White Ski Resort (Kelowna, BC) and Marmot Basin (Jasper, Alberta). Ironically, the 5th resort was going to be Mount Washington or Mount Baker (both are fairly close to Vancouver), but they don’t have any snow either.
Below are the most popular Instagram photos from our winter travels.
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Walking on a frozen Lake Louise after a fresh snowfall is an eerie experience. I walked to the centre of the lake, each step leaving a new footprint in the snow. The were no visible trials, nothing to validate that I was moving in the right direction or that it was safe. I just kept walking, slowly, towards Victoria Glacier. I know the frozen lake is very sturdy and safe, but I can’t help but think about the bright turquoise water underneath. It’s a magical place under a blanket of fresh snow. #exploreAlberta #mybanff #LakeLouise @travelalberta A photo posted by Cam and Nicole Wears (@travelingcanucks) on
A Whistler Winter Wonderland. I’m constantly amazed at how big the skiable terrain is on Whistler Blackcomb. My legs are still burning! #Whistler #skibc #snow #igski #whistlerunfiltered #winter #exploreBC A photo posted by Cam and Nicole Wears (@travelingcanucks) on
A splash of colour on a crisp winter day in the Canadian Rockies. #MyJasper A photo posted by Cam and Nicole Wears (@travelingcanucks) on
Each one of those lines made someone a very happy person. #skibigwhite #bigwhite A photo posted by Cam and Nicole Wears (@travelingcanucks) on
Lake Louise looking all pretty under a fresh dusting of snow. What a magical place in the #winter. #exploreAlberta #lakelouise @travelalberta A photo posted by Cam and Nicole Wears (@travelingcanucks) on
If you’re looking for a true Canadian mountain lodge experience you should check out Baker Creek Mountain Resort in #Banff National park. The suites and cabins are rustic, elegant and super comfy. We miss our room already, especially the private in-room jacuzzi and fireplace. #exploreAlberta @travelalberta #mybanff #banff A photo posted by Cam and Nicole Wears (@travelingcanucks) on
Table with an outstanding view at the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in #Banff National Park. #mybanff #exploreAlberta @travelalberta @fairmontcll A photo posted by Cam and Nicole Wears (@travelingcanucks) on
Hard to beat the mountain landscapes found at the Lake Louise Ski Resort in the Canadian Rockies. #exploreAlberta #mybanff #justlakeit #LakeLouise @skilouise @banff_lakelouise @travelalberta A photo posted by Cam and Nicole Wears (@travelingcanucks) on
Read more from our winter travels:
- Jasper might just be the most Canadian town in Canada
- VIDEO: Winter Fun at Winterstruck in Jasper, Alberta
- Getting our snow fix at Big White Ski Resort
- 25 Winter Photos from Big White Ski Resort
- Winter in Banff: Our best anniversary to date
- Challenge accepted! 3 ski resorts in 3 weeks