I've just returned to Victoria from a nearly seven week long vacation. Over the course of this time, my wife and I visited numerous parks, protected areas and historic sites throughout Western Canada. Our travels took us to Waterton Lakes National Park, Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park, Cypress Hills Provincial Park, Fort Walsh National Historic Site, Grasslands National Park, Riding Mountain National Park, Rushing River Provincial Park, Great Sandhills Special Management Area, Dinosaur Provincial Park, Royal Tyrrell Museum, Jasper National Park, Banff National Park and, finally, Kootenay National Park. In nearly every park or site, we camped, hiked and photographed. Between us, I think we returned with nearly 5,000 images!