This area has been hit by forest fires on two seperate occasions. In 1968 wildfires burned 2950 hectares of forest over a period of three days. Once again the Vermilion Pass was swept with wildfire burning out of control in August of 2003. Driven bt strong winds the only thing that kept the fire from reaching the main Bow Valley, and the Banff/Lake Louise area was a Parks Canada Fireguard. Photographed near MArble Canyon in Kootenay National Park.
Foothills PhotographicsForest Fire SmokeHuskyKootenay National ParkMarble CanyonNeil Jolly