Negative Temps and a Positive Attitude

I don’t know about you but I get grumpy when I’m cold. Yet, I find that it is when I bundle up and venture out in to “the arctic”, I often am surprised to be greeted by the loveliness of God’s creation. When face to face with undeniable beauty, I can’t help but have a more positive attitude, even if the temperatures are beyond negative.

Passenger train car in Manitou, MB.

He gives snow like wool;
He scatters the frost like ashes.
He casts forth His ice as fragments;
Who can stand before His cold?
He sends forth His word and melts them;
He causes His wind to blow and the waters to flow.

Psalm 147:16-18

White birch trees native to Manitoba.

Whistler View

Whistler, BC is known for it’s ski hills but we visited in the summer, when the snow is replaced with green and a smattering of wild flowers as well as hikers, exploring the steep trails. We purchased some tickets and rode the Peak 2 Peak Gondola, the world’s longest unsupported span at 3.024km (1.88miles), and enjoyed the view.

The Peak 2 Peak is also world’s highest lift at 436m (1,427ft) above the valley floor.
View of Blackcomb Mountain from Roundhouse Lodge.
Beginning our decent down the Whistler Village Gondola.

Banff National Park

I have so many pictures from our trip that we made this summer and want to share some of the highlights with you. We drove through Banff National Park, driving our Jeep and glad we invested in new tires before we made the trip.

Driving through Banff National Park.

We stopped by the Columbia Icefield Skywalk and saw the Columbia glacier. I’d definitely recommend driving through this area and even taking a few days or weeks to see all the sights and hike the trails, which we didn’t do for lack of time.

View of Mount Athabasca from the Columbia Icefield Skywalk.

We then traveled south down BC highway 97, through the mountains, stopping several times to take in the view.

Red roofed hotel reflection across a picturesque lake.
A train entering a mountain tunnel along highway 97.