The world's second largest country, and one I would like to know so much better, especially as my father grew up there. This was my second visit to Canada, again back in 2003 - yes, I found more old photos - and it was a happy, leisurely trip through on my way back from New Zealand (although I could have foregone the 43 hours without sleep and 9 "lines" in 2 hours' transfer at LAX, when flying in from Auckland and on to Vancouver!).
Thanks to SARS, the tourist numbers were much reduced, which was to my benefit. If I could change anything, it would be the ability to return to The Rockies under my own timescale, which would allow for more time to linger at various destinations; being on a bus trip understandably meant that there was more of an organised schedule to adhere to.
Many of the pictures here were taken with the little Fuji FinePix A303. It is a fantastic camera for still shots and perhaps I should bring it out of retirement. For wildlife, however, it is not so useful as there is a time lag between clicking the button and the shutter release; animals don't tend to hang around long enough for such slow functions...
One day I hope to return.