The Drive Out | Kootenay National Park

Hello friends,

Todays post will have a few surprise pictures for you! I was so excited when I got to take them! I liked the drive through Kootenay, it was stunning. I am pretty sure we pulled over at every turnout on the side of the road there was! I even made my boyfriend stop on the side of the road a few times haha



All mountain pictures may look the same to everyone, including some of you reading this, however I find them all unique in some way. I could and do take pictures of mountains all day long!


They just look so majestic!


Here is the surprise! A beautiful grizzly bear! Oh my gosh I cannot even explain how long we were waiting to see one of these! This highway had a no-stop section because there were apparently a million grizzly bears out, but we didn’t even see one until it was almost time to leave!

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Staring right at me! I was like a little kid on Christmas morning when I realized I got a picture like this.




The transport truck actually scared him off down the hill and we were the car in front of it! So lucky that we were not behind that truck or else we would not have seen this beautiful bear!


Just look at his hump though!


This was the last bear of the trip that we saw. A beautiful little black bear! There was about 4 cars stopped on the side of the road and we were like, well there must be something there! Finally we spotted it! So I made my boyfriend get on the other side of the road so I could get a better picture, but there was a VERY LOUD motorcycle, which scared him off before I could get a good shot! I was soo mad!

Anyways, in the end I guess I was just happy to see a few bears on the trip! Have you ever seen a bear in person? I have been seeing bears all my life and I still get so excited when I see one! I could not imagine never seeing one before!

Until next time,


13 thoughts on “The Drive Out | Kootenay National Park

  1. I’ve seen a couple. Black bears. Small. Here in Virginia on a back road where there should have been NO BEARS, and driving through West Virginia in Monongahela National Forest. That one was about 100 feet away. Plenty fine for me.

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  2. I love seeing the bears also. On a trip to Alaska we saw a few grizzlies, but we weren’t allowed to get quite as close to them as you were. Unfortunately there was a steady drizzle the whole time we were there. But here are two links for stories and photos, the first link has the grizzlies, the second one has a mama black bear:
    Thank you for visiting my site. I’ll check back to yours for more Canadian vistas.

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