We were sad to be leaving Canmore today. After breakfast, we packed up the car, but instead of heading for the Trans Canada Highway, we drove back through town, past the Canmore Nordic Centre and on up Secondary Road 742 (Smith Dorien Trail) to capture the view from above. The Smith Dorien Trail is one of the highest mountain roads in Canada (Smith Dorien Pass at 6,205 feet ASL). It is 70 km of winding, climbing gravel road, with plenty of wildlife and scenic views.
We only drove as far as Whiteman’s Pond by Ha Ling Peak (formerly Chinaman’s Peak). There were obviously some racist dudes around the area, naming these landmarks, back in the day.
and high shining white mountains.
Good on all levels.
Photos taken, we were soon on our way back down to Canmore and home.