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When we decided to publish a feature series on Western Canada, I asked the members of the Solo Travel Society on Facebook to share some of their favorite photos with us. And share, they did! Members who had either lived in or traveled to British Columbia or Alberta offered up great photos of different areas of these provinces. From mountains to lakes and fields to forests, enjoy this selection of Western Canada photos, all contributed by our online community of travelers.
British Columbia in Photos
Solo Travel Society (STS) member Laurel took this photo in 100 Mile House, a town and district municipality in the South Cariboo region of British Columbia.
Debby sent us this serene photo of Comox, BC.
An inquisitive dog explores East Sooke Park on Vancouver Island in STS member Angela Bording's photo.
There are so many shades of blue in this photo of the ferry running between Victoria and Vancouver, also shared with us by Angela Bording.
Brieanne shared this photo of Strathcona Park, Vancouver Island. She says that the West coast of British Columbia is where her heart always longs to be.
STS member Alison is lucky to call Victoria home. This sunset shot was taken looking towards Clover Point on Dallas Road.
Alberta in Photos
This photo of Peyto Lake in Banff National Park was submitted by STS member Michele, who was on a Western Canada tour to Jasper on the Rocky Mountaineer, then Lake Louise and Banff via coach.
This photo of the Burmis Tree near Crowsnest Pass was shared by Tina. It is arguably the most-photographed tree in Canada, being hundreds of years old. It has been dead for close to 40 years, but is cared for by locals and remains a heritage attraction in Alberta.
Cameron Lake in Waterton Lakes National Park, courtesy of STS member Candace.
Also from Candace, a lovely shot of Writing on Stone Provincial Park.
Megan captured this photo just outside the town of Banff.
Says STS member Adrienne, “I think the prettiest area in Canada is Jasper, Alberta. Summer or Winter, there’s much to see and do. The Jasper Park Lodge is outstanding and it’s common to have elk or deer loitering around the grounds, untroubled by the hotel guests.”
From Kelli, a photo of Larch Valley, near Moraine Lake, in the autumn.
Solo Travel Society member AR enjoyed experiencing Moraine Lake's incredible color–up close and personal.
Jill took this photo while hiking Northover Ridge in Alberta's Kananaski country. She says, “this hike is done in 2 or 3 days and is located in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park.”
This is the view from The Bloomin’ Inn B&B just outside of Pincher Creek in southern Alberta. Those are the Rocky Mountains to the West, courtesy of R.E.
Please feel free to add your own photos of Western Canada in the comments section below.
Other posts in this series include: Border to Border in Alberta: A Western Canada Road Trip, Facing Fear and Finding Spirit in the Canadian Badlands, Western Canada Itinerary: Top Things to See and Do, and A Guide to the Best Food & Wine in Western Canada.
Do you have a great photo from your travels that you would like to share? Join our community of more than 240,000 solo travelers on Facebook. You can submit pics for consideration there anytime, along with a description of where the photo was taken.