In a couple of weeks, my wife and I leave on a month's vacation and I can hardly wait. Our travels will take us through some of our favourite parks, as well as some new ones. The first leg of our journey will take us through the Crowsnest Pass down to Waterton Lakes National Park and then over to Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park. We'll likely overnight there and then rise early before sunrise to hike among the hoodoos. Around mid-day, we'll head over to Grasslands National Park. We love this place. If you want wide-open space, this is it! A couple of years ago, we passed through the park and camped on the edge of a broad valley cradling the French River. We drifted off to sleep to a surround-sound chorus of coyotes. Thrilling.