The Crowsnest Pass is full of surprises. This trail along the lively Nez Perce Creek goes through a forested canyon, with ferns growing along rock outcroppings, and hundreds of mosses and lichens. This is a very local ecosystem caused by the creek, the Rainbow waterfalls, and the narrow canyon, shaded and wind-protected. Further up, above the falls, the mountain meadows were full of wildflowers, surrounded by pines, and so quiet. A magical place.
Location: Coleman, Crowsnest Pass, Alberta
Length: 2 km
Companions: Samten, Tom, & Rose
Date: 11 June, 2022
Sandra Cowan likes to walk on trails, paths, and city streets. She is based in southern Alberta, Canada, as a visitor in the land of the Siksikaitsitapi (Blackfoot Nation).